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A big thank you to everyone who brought along their unwanted items at the beginning of October. They've now been handed over to Tools with a Mission which enables people to earn a living and to support themselves.

In many countries of the world people have few skills, little education and no means of earning a living. A switch from aid dependency to self sufficiency is impossible without help.

TWAM started twenty nine years ago, and has since then provided this help by collecting and refurbishing tools and equipment no longer required in the UK and sending them overseas.

Keyworth Baptist Church acted as a collecting point for all your unwanted items. This is the checklist of what we were looking for. It includes hand tools, power tools, sewing and knitting machines, computers, gardening tools, school books and haberdashery items.

Keyworth Churches CYP Holiday Club has been running in its current form for the past ten years. It is run by a team of volunteers from Keyworth churches and led by youth and families’ worker, Andy Proffitt. 

This year we welcomed around 80 children of primary school age to five mornings of activity under the theme of “Mega Makers”. In our all-together times we followed the adventures of Professor Brainwave and Boffin as they found out how to use the Mega Machine and foiled the evil plans of the evil Dr Upton O’Good – as well as singing, finding out about Jesus’ friend, Matthew - and throwing custard pies. 

In our group times, we completed a different type of challenge each day; for example, our engineering challenge involved designing and testing an egg protection system! We found out more about Jesus through the story of Matthew, played outdoor team games and made lots of construction models. On Friday, 160 children and family members stayed for the traditional BBQ and play on the field, and we rounded off on Sunday with an all-age joint service hosted by Keyworth Baptist Church.

To find out more about next year’s holiday club (2015), contact Andy Proffitt through the Keyworth Methodist Church website.

On 22 May 2014, voters in the United Kingdom will be going to the polls for the European Parliament elections. In the past these elections have often attracted a low turnout of voters in the UK. Only a third of voters participated in the 2009 European elections, compared to two thirds who voted in the 2010 General Election.

Opinion may be divided about the benefits of being a part of the European Union (EU), but our daily lives are affected by the decisions taken there and Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are key to this process. Yet 95% of the British public cannot name a single MEP representing their area and few understand how the European Parliament functions. For many people the European Union is distant and complex.

The joint public issues team of the Baptist, Methodist & United Reformed Churches has put together a briefing document which outlines some of the issues for the election, why it is important to us, and what we can do.

Contents:

  • Why should we care about the European elections?
  • What are the issues?
  • The EU & Human Rights
  • Migration
  • EU: in or out?
  • Financial Crisis
  • Climate Change
  • Tax Justice
  • What are the duties of an MEP?
  • Who can vote?
  • How do the elections work?
  • Proportional representation
  • Other Resources
  • How do the European Parliament and European Union work?
  • What can I do?

pdfEuropean Elections Resources for Churches

 

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