TIME & PLACE
DAY OF PRAYER
A DAY OF
This Saturday, 12th September from 10am to 10pm, Tullamore Presbyterian Church will be holding a day of information, prayer and action for the ongoing refugee crisis. It will be a day for everyone in the community to find out they can personally do their bit to help those who are fleeing the horrors of Isis and the Syrian Civil war as well as learn about the work that various aid agencies are doing in the area.
I think all of us have been really shaken recently by pictures of children dying on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and elsewhere.
The sheer scale of the tragedy has left many of us not only feeling helpless, but also quite desperate to do something. This is why we are bringing together different groups who have been involved in helping over the last couple of years in the Syrian refugee crisis to not only inform people about what is happening but also what they can do to help.
As well as information stalls there will be opportunities throughout the day to pray and times of prayer will be led by representatives of the different churches in the town. We will have different prayer stations set up around the church where people will be able to spend time quietly praying or being involved in more creative prayer ideas. One of the charities involved, Tearfund, will have children’s activities related to the experience of being a refugee and children will be able to take home crafts that they will be able to make on the day to remind them about the difficulties faced by the many thousands who have had to leave their homes due to war or persecution in the last few years.
For more information or to volunteer to help on the day email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Tearfund was founded in 1968 to help the people affected by war in the short-lived republic of Biafra, southern Nigeria. It is recognised worldwide as a leading relief and development agency. Tearfund has operated in the island of Ireland for more than 40 years with a strong network of supporters and churches.
Christian Aid Ireland is an aid agency working to overcome poverty in some of the world’s poorest communities in around 50 countries. Regardless of race or religion, we help people to tackle the problems they face and build the life they deserve.
Letter writing workshop
Want to make a difference but don't know who to write to or how to write?
Throughout the day there will be an advocacy and letter writing workshop to show how we can all make a difference.
Tullamore Presbyterian Church is at the top of High Street in Tullamore facing Angelo's Chipper and beside Tullamore Town Council building.
Entering Tullamore from the North / Kilbeggan / Westmeath
Go all the way along the High Street until you reach the roundabout at the top. Tullamore Presbyterian Church is on the right.
Entering Tullamore from the South / Birr / Mountmellick / Portlaoise roads follow the by pass until you see signs for the town centre. Follow the Birr Road or Mountmellick Road into town. After either the town park (Birr Road) or the Court Hotel (Mountmellick Road) you will come to a mini roundabout. The Presbyterian Church is just off the roundabout.
I think all of us have been really shaken recently by pictures of children dying on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and elsewhere. The sheer scale of the tragedy has left many of us not only feeling helpless, but also quite desperate to do something. This is why we are bringing together different groups who have been involved in helping over the last couple of years in the Syrian refugee crisis to not only inform people about what is happening but also what they can do to help. As Christians we believe that the world can be changed through prayer. The hearts of world leaders that have been cold and hard can be warmed and opened by God in a way that petitions alone cannot do and so not only do we act but we also pray so that our actions are backed by the power of God.
Day of Prayer