Love-Ringwood-2016

Following the Ringwood Family Fun Days of the last couple of years, Churches Together in Ringwood and District, will be blessing the community with another venture this year. This one is called Love Ringwood.

Our local churches are again working together on projects over the next few months that will involve listening to and helping in the community.

Listening

Firstly they are asking a simple question: What hurts the most? … i.e. What one thing in life, do you find the most difficult to cope with?’

For two weeks from Monday 17th April, cards and ‘post boxes’ can be found in the Ringwood Gateway building as well at church buildings and some of the local shops and community buildings. Volunteers will also be coming door to door, to enable as many people who want to, to take part. Everything is anonymous.

Click the image below and print it, complete the survey yourself, then drop it in a Love Ringwood box (or bring it to the PBC office)

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The overall results will be published, to see what the churches and other community groups can do - in meeting the real needs of local people.

Helping

Next the churches will be helping through various community projects, in conjunction with the council, and ‘Clean for the Queen’. This will culminate on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th June, when many people in blue T-shirts will be helping all over the town.

Celebrating

On the afternoon of Sunday 12th June the churches will be helping the council and other local groups in celebrating the Queen’s 90th Birthday. Their contribution will include baking hundreds of red, white and blue cupcakes to give away at the Street Party.

The current local chair of Churches Together, Adam Skirton said, “At Easter we were celebrating God’s love in sending Jesus to die for us and rise again. Through ‘Love Ringwood’ this year, the local churches want to continue to express Jesus’ love in action, right across our community.”

So - let’s be looking out once again for a sea of blue T-shirts - sharing a bit of love in Ringwood this year.

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