The war in Ukraine is now into its third month. The phrase 'doom scrolling' has become all too familiar as people of all ages are subjected to photos and social media articles documenting the atrocities and senseless attacks on innocent, peace-loving people. The sense of hopelessness, helplessness and shock continues to pervade our communities.
The Churches and church organisations in Weston have responded both with humanitarian gestures but also by mobilising prayer. All of the local churches are praying for peace at their services and would welcome anyone to join them.
The churches along with people from across the community have been gathering together on Sunday nights as an act of solidarity with the Ukrainian people, to light candles, to reflect and to pray for peace. Our vision is to help people find hope and strength amidst this desperate situation.
During May, the town's Church leaders have set aside two Sunday evenings - Sunday 8th and Sunday 22nd for united gatherings.
On Sunday 8th May, at 5pm, a vigil will take place at Destiny Church, St George's Community Centre, Weston-super-Mare, BS22 7XF.
Mike Radcliffe, Lead Pastor at Destiny Church and co-instigator of these events said, 'We would welcome people from across the community as well as the churches of the town for an hour of quiet reflection, prayer and contemplation for all those affected by the conflict in Ukraine as well as other wars that are taking place. This is also an opportunity to stand in solidarity and sympathy with those whose lives have been turned upside down through no fault of their own. We look forward to welcoming you.'
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