After our Fairtrade-themed service at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church on Sunday 8th March, we will be holding the first of our “Fairtrade and Fellowship” ‘warm welcome’ events. These will take place about four times throughout the year and will always co-ordinate with a Fairtrade stall. We invite those attending worship to stay in Church after our service on Sunday to enjoy Fairtrade tea / coffee / home baking and to engage in Fellowship with your Church family. Please also take the opportunity also to visit our Fairtrade stall.
Our service marks the end of Fairtrade Fortnight 2020 – and we are inviting you to go that extra step – to take action and make a difference.
As you know, charities such as Christian Aid, Traidcraft and Gavin’s Mill speak up about global issues of injustice in trade. We all want to live in a world where all trade is fair – can you help us to get there?
Traidcraft is currently inviting us to add our names to their petition to bring forward a new law to hold companies to account and prevent them from cheating poor communities out of their land. Traidcraft has provided postcards and information, so visit the Fairtrade stall to pick up what you’ll need. You can also take part online.
Over the course of this year, the COPC Fair Trade Group will highlight other important campaigns and show you how you can add your voice to the calls for change.
Luke 4: 16 – 19
When Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.”
And he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. Then he began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”