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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018

The overall theme is - That All May Be Free
This year’s theme comes from the churches of the Caribbean and uses Exodus 15, a song of triumph over oppression, as the motif of the Week of Prayer.

The themes of the daily material raise some of the contemporary issues addressed by the churches of the Caribbean. Abuses of human rights are found across the region and we are challenged to consider our manner of welcoming of the stranger into our midst. Human trafficking and modern-day slavery continue to be huge issues. Addiction to pornography and drugs, continue to be serious challenges to all societies. The debt crisis has a negative impact upon the nations and upon individuals – the economies of the nations and people have become precarious. Family life continues to be challenged by the economic restrictions which lead to migration, domestic abuse and violence.

In Leyland this year, there will be the following services during the week -
Sunday 21st Janaury at 3pm
There will be a joint service at St John’s 
Daily Theme: Different Families

Monday 22nd January at 12noon
Lunchtime service at St Andrew's followed by a light lunch.
Daily Theme: God Acts for the Powerless

Tuesday 23rd at 7:00pm
Leyland Methodist Church, Young Players – Intentional Discipleship Group present ‘Welcoming the Stranger’

Wednesday 24th January at 12noon
Lunchtime service at Leyland United Reformed Church
Daily Theme: Upholding Human Dignity

Thursday 25th Janaury at 6pm
St.Mary’s Church, short service followed by soup and a roll
Daily Theme: The call to Reconciliation