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16th October UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Our Minister's Blog joins many thousands blogging on 16th October in support of the campaign to eradicate poverty.  At St Andrew's, worship on Sunday 19th October will celebrate Commitment for Life, the URC's programme in support of the work of Christian Aid partners in Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Israel and the Occupied Territories and Central America and the work of the World Development Movement.   Three weeks ago, harvest gifts of dry and tinned goods were donated to the Chesterfield Food Bank, supporting local people experiencing severe poverty.

But our two churches know that it is not enough to give to the poor; they are committed to addressing the root causes of poverty.  As our minister says, the Bible teaches us that God is especially biased towards the poor and disadvantaged. Our Commitment for Life service will explore some of the ways the church can make a difference.