Support for Ukraine
Thank you for the prayers, generosity and care many members of our church community have shown in response to the war in Ukraine and the refugees fleeing for safety. Please continue to send in ideas for our community involvement – to Austin Ball and Phil Clifton.
Through the sales of badges, a bread and soup lunch and a bake sale organised by our children and youth, we have raised so far a total of CHF 2’764.-. The Social Action Group have added CHF 500.-, from our Charitable Giving Budget and have sent a total of CHF 3’264.- to the bishops Lent Appeal for Ukraine. Thank you to everyone who has taken part in making, catering and consuming, with generous donations all around !
Offering accomodation to Ukrainian refugees
In Switzerland – contact OSAR Organisation Suisse d’Aide aux Régugiées. https://www.osar.ch/agir/aide-pour-les-personnes-refugiees-ukrainiennes/familles-daccueil
Or – contact the local association ALIAS 01 who works in the Pays de Gex to support integration of refugees, including Ukrainians arriving. Please click HERE.
Lent Appeal to help all affected by the war in Ukraine
We launched the appeal with the Anglican mission agency USPG just a week ago and the response in the Diocese and beyond has been remarkable. Thank you. More is needed of course and the crisis is both urgent and long term. The details for the Lent Appeal are here: Lent Appeal. Individual gifts can also be made through the USPG Giving Portal.This appeal is an opportunity for churches to help via other churches and through aid agencies connected to our ecumenical partners in the region. We are working with Caritas International and the Lutheran World Foundation. Chaplaincies are already giving grants to individuals, as well as hospitality, advice and food. Do let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org of any action you are taking. Look out for more updates on the diocesan website.
A message from the Chaplain of St Andrew’s Moscow, the Rev’d Canon Malcolm Rogers
St Andrew’s Anglican Church in Moscow is situated only 10 minutes walk from the Kremlin, the physical and geographical centre of power. The Ministries of Education, Culture and Defence are near neighbours. We are in the centre of power and yet we are powerless.
Please read HERE