Monday, July 26, 2010

Thanksgiving for Angharad

Just a reminder that the Thanksgiving Service for Angharad is going to be on Monday 2nd August at 2.15pm. We'd love as many people as possible to come to give thanks for Angharad's life - if possible please park in the town centre car parks so that we can leave The Kerith Centre car park for family, the elderly and disabled - more details here.

At the end of the service we're going to sing a fabulous song called "The One Who Saves" from the new Hillsong Album "Beautiful Exchange". We learnt it last Sunday, and will sing it again this Sunday, but you can also hear it (with subtitles) on Youtube here. If you haven't heard the album yet I thoroughly recommend it - I bought it a couple of weeks ago and haven't listened to anything else since.

Bill and Anne, Annie's Mum and Dad, have asked that if people want to give donations for the money to go to the Girls' Dormitory project in Serenje. This is a project to build a dormitory for 100 girls attending secondary school in the rural community of Serenje, where we already support a large HIV/AIDS project. At the moment very few girls complete secondary education as they have to live in a slum area where many of them get pregnant and become HIV positive. The dormitory will provide a safe place for them to live while they complete their secondary education and is going to cost around £125,000 to build. I can't think of a project which would better represent all that Angharad lived for, or which could provide a better legacy to remember her by. There will be a table with more information and baskets for donations at the thanksgiving, but if you can't make it and would like to give please send donations, payable to Kerith Community Church and marked for the Serenje Girls' Dormitory, to this address.

I hope you can make it next Monday, but if not please be praying for us and particularly for Bill and Anne as we say goodbye to Angharad and remember her life.

Simon.

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