UPDATE ON MAJOR FUND RAISING PROGRAMME 2018
The Sponsored Walk held in April raised €6,200 for ACP plus nearly €3000 for other charities. The ACP wish to thank all participants, helpers and sponsors in making this event so successful. We also thank the Sea Cave Tavern for hosting the event and lunch and the St George/Blue Cross Ambulance Service for providing medical cover.
Looking forward to all your support next year when a similar event will be held on Easter Monday: 22nd April 2019.
As has been reported the very successful Fashion Show and Garden Party organised by Paula Tavener and friends in June raised €2000 for ACP funds and was enjoyed by everyone attending. Again our thanks for all the hard work to those who organised, helped and supported the event.
The ACP Christmas Dinner Dance this year will again be held at the Kamares Club and church members and friends are urged to support this Major Fund Raising event so please put the date in your diary: Friday, 9th November 2018. More news will follow.
Summer Series of Organ Recitals
Recitals will be given throughout the summer by both Paul Timmins and the Reverend Canon Anthony Stidolph, on the first Monday of each month commencing at 12 noon. A retiring collection will be taken for both the Friends’ and the
St. Michael’s hospices.
The Church of Ayia Kyriaki is delighted to receive a new Lectern Fall which is for use at major festivals – Christmas and Easter.
The “Fall” depicts the Cross of the Risen Lord with the words Peace, Hope, Joy and Love symbolically flowing from the Cross itself.
The design for the Fall was discussed and agreed upon with Reverend Andrew and Anne Findlay who has completed the work in silk and generously donated the Fall to the Church.
The Fall was dedicated by Canon Anthony prior to the Easter Day service and will be used throughout this Easter season.
Our grateful thanks to Anne.
The Craft Group would like to thank all who helped to run the stalls at the recent Spring Fair, there were representatives from all three Worship Centres.
A warm and friendly atmosphere and a pleasant morning was enjoyed by everyone. A total of €1420 was raised including donations. It was lovely to see the support from members of the local community including church members at this event.
The Craft Group are hoping to support the Samaritans Fair on 7th May at the Angelika Restaurant with a stall of Craft items.
Women’s World Day of Prayer 2018 – prepared by Christian Women of Suriname.
Front Cover Artwork
The painting shows hands symbolically receiving the divine gift ready to pass on to future generations. The sun shines and vegetables and fruit tell us that there is enough food for everyone. The hummingbird, white ibis and macaw represent the many bird species the country boasts. The blue frog is one of the protected species only found in Suriname. Native to the country is the red and yellow heliconia, as is the majestic kapok tree – a beautiful giant of the forest. In the distance the Voltzberg can be seen – one of Suriname’s many granite mountains. The seven women symbolize all women in Suriname who cherish this gift to pass on to their children. Seven also symbolizes the seven days of God’s creation.
The graphic on the front cover was designed by 70 year old Alice Pomstra-Elmont. Alice was born on a ship as her mother was travelling from Paramaribo to Moengo, which in those days could only be done by boat. Most of her youth was spent in Paramaribo. She worked in general education in Suriname and later in special education in the Netherlands, before returning to live in Suriname.
Alice writes: “I enjoy this wonderful country with its rich nature. It is delightful to see the sun rise in the morning and the birds flying. What a precious gift. Let us keep it as beautiful as we received it.”
Some photographs from the Women’s World Day of Prayer Service held at St. Stephen’s Church, Tala.
€265.80 was raised to go towards the grants allocated by the Women’s World Day of Prayer Committee.
The next meeting is being hosted and held at St. Stephen’s Church, Tala on 19th April at 3 pm.
Is it time you took action on your hearing loss?
Mr Constantinos Avraamides, an audiologist and Mr. Marios Miltiadous, a hearing aid dispenser working in both Paphos and Polis will give a talk explaining how our ears work, the importance of treating hearing loss early together with simple tips on how to look after your ears and what the latest technology has to offer if you need a little extra help.
Hearing loss occurs very gradually throughout our lives and is often compensated for by simply asking people to repeat things or by turning up the volume up a bit more. Does this sound familiar?
That your hearing will decline with age is inevitable but doing nothing about it comes at a higher price that you might realize. Medical research now shows those who do not get treatment will increase their chance of suffering with more health related consequences than those who take action to support their hearing loss.
As the topic is very relevant to men as well, we invite all interested to attend the meeting. Please also do spread the word and let’s reach out to everyone who may not know that they have an issue at all.
The meeting is normally for an hour with the ability to interact with the Speaker. After which there are light refreshments and time to socialize with other members.
The Women’s Group had a successful meeting on 19th April with over 35 attendees on the topic of hearing.
The talk was very informative and interactive. It ended with a brief hearing test for those who wished.
Join the Grand Easter Walk on Monday 2nd April and raise money for YOUR church or YOUR charity.
The Grand Easter Walk provides the perfect opportunity for you to join other like-minded fundraisers to enjoy a fun day out and raise money for your church or your favourite charities.
There are three walking routes to choose from requiring different levels of fitness, all designed to enable the individual walkers and enthusiastic teams to participate. You walk at your own pace, it’s not a race.
Coast-to-Coast, a 30 Kms (18 miles) walk starting at 7.00 am from Latchi to Sea Caves is designed for the more experienced and energetic walker. The route passes through Neo Chorio and down the south coast past Lara Bay and Agios Georgios to Sea Caves. The views from the Akamas are breathtaking.
The second and less strenuous circular route is an 11Kms (7 miles) walk leaving Sea Caves at 10.00 am, going inland uphill towards the zoo then down to Agios Georgios and back.
The third option, ideal for families and the less mobile is a 7 Kms (4.5 miles) circular route from Sea Caves to Corallia Bay and back – a pleasant two-hour walk starting at 10.30 am, all on the flat, going through the small farms along the coastal pathways.
The walks have been planned so that all participants arrive at the finish point, the Sea Caves Taverna, where lunchtime refreshments will be provided as part of the 15 Euros per person registration fee.
If you find it difficult to arrange sponsorship, you will be equally welcome if you just wish to join us for the walk. However much or little you raise is equally important.
For full details on the event – routes, registration details and sponsorship forms please click on the relevant link below. Alternatively, email: email@example.com or telephone Di Sylvester on 99 103976
€10,000 Raised For Charity By The Anglican Church of Paphos
The Christmas Fayre run by the Anglican Church of Paphos at The Monte Lisa on 6th December 2017 raised an amazing €10,000 which will help 22 charities both large and small based on the island with many working in the Paphos District. We would like to say a huge thank you to all those who came on the day, those who worked so hard to make the event possible and to the many local businesses and individuals who gave us help with donations and advertising. We are delighted to have been able to make such a difference to those in our local community once again.