NEWS

News from GFS IRELAND

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“Mrs Cecil Frances Alexander, the famous hymn writer is known to many of us, but did you also know that she also supported the work of GFS when it came to Ireland?

Clogher Diocesan Board of Religious Education (CDBRE) has arranged for a Mrs Cecil Frances Alexander exhibition to be brought to Enniskillen on the weekend 9th/10th March.

GFS in Clogher Diocese has formed a choir and will sing as part of the closing Praise service to be held on 10th March 2019 at 7pm in St Macartin’s Cathedral in Enniskillen.

If you are free, why not come along and show your support to the GFS in Clogher and celebrate the gifts and talents of Mrs Alexander.

Further details are available – just follow the link below:

http://clogher.anglican.org/News/newsevent.php?id=756  “

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“As we approach and journey through the season of Lent, GFS in Ireland are delighted to be supporting the Less Plastics for Lent initiative.  This initiative was approved at our GFS Central Council meeting in February 2019 and is being supported by GFS Worldwide.  Our hope in GFS, is that with everyone making small changes in how they regard and treat plastics it will have a lasting and positive impact on our world. It is said that it takes 21 days to form a habit, here we have 40 days to form not only a good habit but a lasting habit that we can all enjoy the benefits off.  Please feel free to download the calendar here and share it with your family, friends and churches ”

Alison Jackson

All Ireland President

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GFS Worldwide has created a wonderful resource to be used by GFS and Christians called’Prayers of Hope’ where  the prayers and reflections have been supplied from around the world.  Please find the prayer for March below, please click here to download this prayer.

Prayer of Hope for March 2019

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

 During Women’s History Month, we remember the trailblazers of the past, including the women who

are not recorded in our history books, and we honor their legacies by carrying forward the valuable

lessons learned from the powerful examples they set.

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 Violence against women and girls is one of the most prevalent

human rights violations in the world. It knows no social,

economic or national boundaries. Worldwide, an estimated one in

three women will experience physical or sexual abuse in her lifetime.

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¡Dios de amor, dador de vida, de justicia y de esperanza! Que en tus brazos amorosos nos sintamos protegidas de todo mal que atente contra nuestra dignidad y la integridad de nuestro ser. Que con tu bálsamo de amor sanador nuestras heridas se curen y recuperemos la Fortaleza de luchar contra el oprobio y la opresión y surjamos la creación divina que somos. Que tu luz sea la antorcha sagrada de fe, esperanza y amor, antorcha divina que encienda la llama de la justicia que nos restaura, nos libera y muestra el camino a la reconciliación. Te lo pedimos en nombre de tu único hijo amado Jesucristo.  Amén

Ema Rosero-Nordalm

Latino/Hispanic Ministries of the Episcopal Church

National Episcopal Church Women USA Board of Directors for Social Justice

 Loving God, giver of life, justice and peace. In fervent prayer we ask you that in your loving arms we feel protected from all evil attempting against our dignity and the wholeness of our being. That with your balm of love our wounds heal, and recover our strength to fight against reproach and oppression as who we are – your divine creation. That your light be the holy torch of faith, hope and love that ignites the flame of justice, the justice that leads the way to restoration and reconciliation. All this we ask you in the name of you only son Jesus Christ     Amen.

Ema Rosero-Nordalm

Latino/Hispanic Ministries of the Episcopal Church

National Episcopal Church Women USA Board of Directors for Social Justice

 

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