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The Pantry

MINISTRY UPDATE

Over the past few Sundays a number of families have collected food items. The images left and right show what parcels were put together and how we've managed, trough the kindness of our community, to reach the real needs of families around us.

A BIG THANK you to all those who have contributed to this ministry with food or monetary contributions. Also, check out The Food Pantry on the dropdown menu to see how you can be in touch with our food pantry ministry team.

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A joint letter on the crisis in Afghanistan

The Methodist Church in Ireland endorses the call by the group of Irish agencies working on Migrant, Asylum and Refugee rights in regard to the plight of the Afghan people and our responsibilities in Ireland at this time.

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Our Irish Methodist World Development & Relief team has had significant enquiries as to how members can respond to the latest earthquake in Haiti. The Methodist Church in Ireland has a long relationship with the United Methodist Church of Haiti and so we believe it is appropriate to show brotherly and sisterly love in a practical way to our Methodist family.

 

Our own Methodist President, Rev Dr Sahr Yambasu, sent a message of support to the President of the church in Haiti and some of the response reads:

 

“Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Thank you for your concern and your support in prayers.

Haïti finds itself, again, in another hardship. The earthquake caused enormous damage in the Southern regions. There are deaths, wounded on the street according to the Circuit Superintendent and many close friends and family who are victims themselves.

6 out of 11 Methodist Circuits have been affected.

At this point, we know that Haiti is going to need a lot of support.

On behalf of the United Methodist Church of Haïti, we are so grateful for your thinking of the Haïtien people in this moment of tragedy.

Any support will be appreciated.”

Bishop Rev Jean Lesly Dorcely 

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Click anywhere on the box to be redirected to the World Development and Relief page.

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summer study series

"I was a stranger and you welcomed me."

                                    (Matthew 25. 35)

Join us for our summer study series. We explore the theology and scripture behind the Churches of Sanctuary initiative.

Now more than ever, communities are faith are called to consider, discern, and address the plight of asylum seekers and refugees.

This short four-week course helps us to do that but takes us further in our personal journey too. We reconsider our faith in light of a God who came to us as a refugee and called us to serve the alien, the orphan, and the widow.

When: starts Tuesday 29th June, 8–9 pm

Where: Zoom

How to book: Contact Rev Andrew Robinson at 089 245 4162 (by text or phone) or email corkmethodist@gmail.com to book your place

Sanctuary Runners

Recently some of our community undertook the challenge of running the virtual Cork Marathon under the banner of 'Sanctuary Runners'.

We ran to raise awareness for asylum seekers, refugees and those in Direct Provision centres.

Our run was the first tentative step as our community begins the process of becoming a Church of Sanctuary—a faith community exploring ways of being more welcoming working alongside refugees and asylum seekers.