Moderators Christmas Appeal

19.11.2020 | Congregational Life,


Moderators Christmas Appeal

 

 

2020 may well be long remembered for the scenes of unimaginable suffering that swept the globe as a result of Covid-19. So far there have been around 50 million cases of this disease and well over a million people have lost their lives as a direct result of the virus. This tragedy is compounded in millions more homes and families due to the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on the economies of the more fragile, low-income nations. Healthcare systems have fallen apart under unbearable pressure, tens of millions of daily wage earners have lost their jobs, and we have witnessed the vulnerability of 65 million refugees and internally displaced people for whom home is currently a densely populated camp or detention centre. Covid-19 has been wreaking havoc and undoing decades of development work in so many parts of the world.

To respond to this tragedy a Moderator’s Appeal towards the ongoing and broad-ranging Covid-19 emergency relief effort has been launched.

You can donate online here.

Funds donated will be distributed between PCI’s relief and development partners Christian Aid and Tearfund who are already engaged in longer term sustainable development work amongst those most affected by Covid-19 and who are well-placed to direct additional efforts to combat the crisis, and to PCI’s partner churches in South Sudan, Malawi, Indonesia, Nepal, Lebanon, Syria and Romania.

Further information on the types of projects that will be supported can be found in the download box above.

Where possible, members should be encouraged to contribute through their congregations under the gift aid scheme, with congregational treasurers sending in a total amount to the Financial Secretary’s Department in Assembly Buildings.

Thank you for your continued generosity.

 

For more on "At Home for Christmas" see here.