January 25th 2010

Thousands of people have died and countless more are injured and homeless after the devastating earthquake in Haiti. This small country is one of the poorest places on earth, and this disaster will create untold suffering and hardship to already vulnerable communities.

We held retiring collections after the services on February 17th and 24th and have now sent a cheque for £193.16 to the Christian Aid Haiti Appeal Fund. Many thanks to those who gave so generously.

If anyone missed the collection and would like to contribute, please give your donation to the Church Treasurer for forwarding to Christian Aid.

A Prayer for Haiti

Loving God of creation,
at this time of devastation
we hold before you the people of Haiti.
When the damage is unimaginable,
and the suffering seems overwhelming,
remind us that every person affected
is loved, honoured and precious in your sight.
We remember all those who have been hurt;
all who have lost their homes, livelihoods and loved ones.
Work through us to bring healing
to broken and distorted lives,
peace to those who have been thrown into despair
light to those in darkness,
and hope to those who fear.
We ask this in the name of Jesus
in whom all life and grace is found.