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Enniskillen Christian Unity Week Service Thursday 23rd Jan in Presbyterian Church Enniskillen at 8pm

on January 21, 2020

 Enniskillen Christian Unity Week Service 2020

Traditionally the week of prayer for Christian unity is celebrated between 18-25 January, between the feasts of St Peter and St Paul. Christians are reminded of Jesus’ prayer for his disciples that “they may be one so that the world may believe” (see John 17.21)

Each year the Enniskillen Christian Unity Week Service is organised by Fermanagh Churches Forum and rotates around the 4 larger Churches in the town. This year the Service will take place in Enniskillen Presbyterian church at 8pm on Thursday January 23rd. 
Resources for this Service were prepared by Churches in Malta and the theme  is ‘Unusual Kindness.’ 
 Malta  at the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, halfway between the southern tip of Sicily and Northern Africa lies at the crossroads of civilizations, cultures and religions. The history of Christianity in this small island nation dates back to the time of the apostles. According to tradition, St Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles, reached the shores of Malta in the year 60CE. The narrative describing this eventful and providential episode is conveyed to us in the final two chapters of the Acts of the Apostles which describe the ship wreck and the ‘unusual kindness’ with which St. Paul and his friends were received.
 We are reminded  that in the most difficult situations, inhospitable places and even in the most inhospitable people, there we can find  something of God’s grace and some source of hope.
We are invited in this year’s Week Of Prayer for Christian Unity materials to see God working through people and places which offer unusual kindness -  if only we would do the appropriate kind of looking.
 
The address will be given by Rev Gunther Andrich from South Africa who is now minister of Irvinestown, Pettigo and Tempo Presbyterian Churches.
As always, the service is open to everyone, and a warm welcome is offered to all.
Tea and coffee will be served afterwards giving us a chance to meet and talk with old and new friends.


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