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Verse of the week

I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection…..

Philippians 3 v 10

O Risen Lord,
may I always seek you and find you, think about you, speak to you, and do everything for your honour and glory.
Be my hope, my peace, my refuge, my strength and my help.
Amen

Thursday Fellowship

Thursday Fellowship 2015

Thursday Fellowship meets in the Parish Room of the Holy Cross Church at 2.15pm. We would love you to join us for fellowship, friendship and fun! For further information head to the following link –

Thursday Fellowship

Our theme for the year is- “Be still and know that I am God.”

If you would like to know more, give Faith a ring on 01273 304018.

Palm Sunday – Walk of witness

A number of the DBC congregation gathered for a short walk through North Woodingdean on a glorious Palm Sunday morning before our customary service.

Traffic was very heavy as it was the Brighton Marathon and many more cars than usual had to travel through the village. We were greeted with toots from car horns as we strolled along carrying a large cross and banners.

Palm Sunday commemorates when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey and the crowds waved palm branches and welcomed him as the coming king.

This year we were without Solomon the donkey and the aim was simply to make people wonder what we were up to and to ponder what Easter is really all about!

There was an opportunity to pray for all those who drove past and saw our little procession and for those who live in our community.

 

DBC Community Greengrocers Shop opening hours

Opening times throughout the spring/summer season will be as follows:-

Monday 9-5pm

Tuesday 9-5pm

Wednesday 9-5pm

Thursday 9-4.45pm

Friday 8.30-4pm

Saturday 9-1pm

Thank you so much for your support.

DBC Community Greengrocers shop slot donations

 

As you have probably seen on the news, food shortages have now become critical in East Africa – 16 million people are in urgent need of food and safe water.

Famine has already been declared in parts of South Sudan, and Somalia is likely to experience famine this year. Parts of Kenya and Ethiopia are rapidly heading towards crisis stage.

Extreme drought conditions, often worsened by conflict, have left millions on the brink of starvation and it will only get worse if we don’t act quickly.

Tearfund are providing malnutrition treatment for approximately 50,000 mothers and children in South Sudan, as well as food support and clean water to thousands of others in South Sudan and Somaliland. Their teams in Ethiopia and Kenya have been helping communities cope better with the challenges of drought and have plans to respond to this crisis as soon as funding is available.

Tearfund has launched an immediate response to do more and they are part of the national DEC appeal, an initiative that brings together 13 leading UK charities in times of crisis.

Our shop slot money for the foreseeable future will go to Tearfund to assist them in this vital work. If you would like to donate, pop in to the shop in Warren Way, Woodingdean.