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What’s On in December & January

Prayer Breakfasts, 8 to 9.30am

3 Suffolk Road Church
10 Cornard Christian Fellowship
17 Living Waters Fellowship
7 to be arranged
14 to be arranged
21 Suffolk Road Church
28 St John’s Methodist Church Hall

Kettle & Fish

  • December 1, 15
  • January 5, 12, 19

Sunday 4th December – Light up a Life United Service for the Hospice, 6.30 pm at St Peter’s.

Thursday 8th December – Churches Together Open Forum, 7 for 7.30pm at Cornard Christian Fellowship.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The aims of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity are

  • To pray as Christ prayed ‘That they may be one’.
  • To pray for the unity of all Christian people as we share in Christ’s ministry.

The Week of Prayer started more than a hundred years ago and has spread around the world. It offers opportunities to meet and pray with fellow Christians of different denominations.

The theme for 2012 is We will all be changed

Change is at the heart of our Christian faith. Saint Paul said that anyone who is in Christ is a new creation, and we are called to live as children in the light. The theme comes to us from the churches in Poland, who have reflected upon their own experience as a nation, and in particular how, as a nation, they have been changed and transformed by the many upheavals of their history, and sustained by their faith.

Change is also at the heart of the ecumenical movement. When we pray for the unity of the church we are praying that the churches that we know and which are so familiar to us will change as they conform more closely to Christ. This is an exciting vision, but also a challenging one. Furthermore, when we pray for this transforming unity we are also praying for change in the world.

In Sudbury the 2012 dates are Sunday 15th to Sunday 22nd January.

Day 1: Sunday 15th January, 6:30 pm United Service led by Future Vision, at Cornard Christian Fellowship

Day 2: Monday 16th January, 12:00 St Andrews Great Cornard

Day 3: Tuesday 17th January, 12:00 Bures Baptist Church, High Street, Bures, CO8 5JG

Day 4: Wednesday 18th January, 12:00 All Saints, Sudbury

Day 5: Thursday 19th January, 12:00 Long Melford United Reformed Church

Day 6: Friday 20th January, 12:00 Roman Catholic Church

Day 7: Saturday 21st January, Suffolk Road Church, Prayer Breakfast, 8 – 9.30 am

Day 8: Sunday 22nd January, the week concludes in our various churches, with some exchanges of pulpits.

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