Glenorchy Charities – 2020
Each year Glenorchy Church normally chooses three different charities to support through our Mission Box Scheme* and special events, such as our Garden Party and Mission Concert or Tea Party. Please remember these charities and those who require help from them in your prayers.
Here are the three good causes which we will be seeking to support during this year.
1 Rehoboth, near Bulawayo in Zimbabwe, is the home of Mark Nicholson, his wife Dorcas and the ‘tribe’ (their word) of adopted youngsters. We have supported them in recent years and will be hearing more about their life and current difficulties at the Mission Sunday on March 15.
2 The Bible Society’s work is more varied than you might think – and this year marks the 200 th anniversary of the founding of a support group here in Exmouth, so it seemed very suitable to celebrate this through our support.
3 Our third charity, the Prison Fellowship, is new to us. Their staff and volunteers work in UK prisons, offering counselling and support to inmates and families. We shall learn more of
this ministry on Mission Sunday October 11 when one of their workers will visit to speak about it.
*Newer church members may not be familiar with the Mission Box Scheme. These boxes are made available for use at home. Sometimes kept on a mantelpiece, where visitors might see them, sometimes in the kitchen to help offload heavy pockets of loose cash. Church members who have joined our GiftAid Scheme are requested to put their name or GiftAid No. on or in the boxes.