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We have a mixture of online and in person events over the coming months, including live events with Prayer and Thanksgiving, Seminars, Q&A sessions and more. We trust these events will be an encouragement to you.

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Nationwide Festival of Light 50th Anniversary Film

Nationwide Festival of Light 50th Anniversary Film

It was exactly 50 years ago to the day, on Saturday 25 September, 1971, tens of thousands of people, young and old met together on London’s Trafalgar Square for the largest ever open-air gathering of Christians in British history.

We have created a 35 minute film with Lyndon, Nola and Celia reminiscing on the Nationwide Festival of Light, the birth of CARE and the future we have ahead of us to bring God's truth and transformation to our laws and culture. You can watch this special film celebrating all that God has done and is still doing in and through Christians all accross the nation.

WATCH HERE
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Church Leaders' Holyrood Briefing

Tuesday 30 August 11:30-12:30pm on Zoom

Join us for a short hour where we will be providing updates on the Gender Recognition Reform Bill, the recent debates on abortion/buffer zones, prostitution and the Model for Scotland, a reminder of the intent behind banning Conversion Practices, and of course the Assisted Dying for Terminally Ill Adults Bill. I hope you can join us!

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Asking For a Friend: Miscarriage

Monday 3 October 7:30pm - 9:00pm on Zoom

How can I support someone who’s experienced a miscarriage?

We would love for you to join us as we spend time looking at the ways that we can best support someone who has experienced miscarriage.

LOVED aims to create an environment where baby loss can be talked about in a supportive and caring way. It seeks to raise awareness of the issues surrounding miscarriage and the impact of this experience on those for whom this is part of their story. This Loved event is Hosted by Jenny Baines from OPEN and is for everyone who would love to know more about how to support someone who has experienced a miscarriage. Please visit the OPEN website for more information on events and retreats.

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Online Pray for Schools in Wales Zoom Gathering

Wednesday 5 October at 7:00pm - 7:45pm on Zoom

Pray for Schools' vision is for 'every school to be a prayed for school.

At this time we need to do this with faith, hope and love. Join Pray for Schools Wales as we pray together via Zoom for our schools across Wales on April 27th at 7pm. The event will be bilingual with prayer groups in each language. For further information contact Andy Hughes ahughes@urbansaint.org

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Gweledigaeth Gweddïo dros Ysgolion yw ‘cael gweddi yn digwydd dros bob un ysgol.’ Ar yr adeg hon mae angen inni wneud hyn gyda ffydd, gobaith a chariad. Ymunwch â Gweddïo dros Ysgolion Cymru am gyfarfod Zoom wrth i ni weddïo gyda’n gilydd dros ein hysgolion ledled Cymru ar Ebrill 27ain am 7pm. Bydd y digwyddiad yn ddwyieithog gyda grwpiau gweddi yn y ddwy iaith. Am ragor o wybodaeth cysylltwch ag Andy Hughes ahughes@urbansaint.org

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Asking For a Friend: Crisis pregnancy

Wednesday 5th October at 7:30pm - 9:00pm on Zoom

We are pleased to announce a new session in our 'Asking for a Friend' lunchtime series: How can I support someone who is facing a crisis pregnancy?

In this session we will consider:

• What constitutes a crisis pregnancy?

• What are the emotions surrounding a crisis?

• How can I help someone in this situation make an informed decision?

• What options are available?

• What support is there?

Again, this will be hosted by Michelle and Jenny, and they will be joined by Judy McGibbon, Director of Pregnancy Centres Network. It will be suitable for friends and family of those facing this crisis, and also for those involved in pastoral care.

REGISTER HERE
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Asking For a Friend: Abortion

Tuesday 22 November at 7:30pm - 9:00pm on Zoom

How can I support someone who’s struggling following an abortion?

We Are Open - Our aim is to create an environment within churches where unintended pregnancy and post abortion concerns can be shared with grace and compassionate understanding.

We offer resources which will help those affected by these issues to address their concerns in a safe and confidential setting. This online event will be Hosted by Jenny Baines from OPEN and is for everyone who would love to know more about how to someone who is struggling following an abortion. Please visit the OPEN website for more information on events and retreats.

REGISTER HERE
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Loved Seminar Online Hosted by Jenny Baines for Church Leaders and Pastoral Teams

Monday 6 February at 10:00 - 12:30 on Zoom

LOVED aims to create an environment where baby loss can be talked about in a supportive and caring way. It seeks to raise awareness of the issues surrounding miscarriage and the impact of this experience on those for whom this is part of their story. This seminar will be delivered by the founder of LOVED Jenny Baines and Director of Pregnancy Centres Network Judy McGibbon who have both been providing training for churches to compassionately offer pastoral care for those who have experienced miscarriage. Please visit the OPEN website for more information on events and retreats.

There will be a 20 minute break in the middle of the seminar. OPEN is an initiative of CARE who are proud to host this event.

REGISTER HERE

CARE Sessions: Thank you to the hundreds of you who joined us for CARE Sessions: Designed to help you dig deeper and understand more about some of CARE's causes. You can find all of the sessions below to watch again.

“Thank you so much for another excellent interview! Learnt so much from both James and Euan. Really opens our eyes these sessions. James has such a gift of asking just the right questions and also is so gracious. Even though it's such a tough subject there was joy in partaking in such an interview. Well done! Every blessing to you all. Amazing work you are doing. Praise God!” - Supporter speaking about CARE Sessions.

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CARE Sessions: Q&A on How to Engage Effectively with your MP

Catch up on CARE Sessions! James was joined by Tom Kendall Politics Network Coordinator at UCCF: The Christian Unions. We answered your questions live on the topic of how to effectively engage with your Elected Representative.

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CARE Sessions: Pro­tect­ing & Sup­port­ing Young People Online

Catch up on CARE Ses­sions: Pro­tect­ing & Sup­port­ing Young People Online with host James Mildred, Chairman of CARE Lyndon Bowring and CEO and Founder of Naked Truth Project Ian Henderson.

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CARE Sessions: Q&A on Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide

Catch up on CARE Sessions: James was joined by Nola Leach our now former CEO and Chris Buttenshaw, Deputy Director of Public Affairs at CARE. We answered your questions live on the topic of Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide.

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CARE Sessions: What is Human trafficking and how do we stand against it?

Catch up on CARE Sessions: James Mildred was joined by Euan Fraser from IJM (International Justice Mission) to discuss human trafficking. What it is, the effects and what we can do as Christians to be apart of a positive change.

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CARE Sessions: The Importance of Compassionate Campaigning on Abortion

Catch up on CARE Sessions: James is joined by (now former) deputy head of Communications Naomi Marsden why as Christians we are called to speak up for both lives with compasion and empathy. We look at practical ways of doing this in the session and the impact it can have.

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CARE Sessions: The Importance of Compassionate Campaigning on Abortion Part ll

Catch up on CARE Sessions: A follow on from the previous session, we unpack further the importance of compassionate campaining on abortion.

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We hope you have enjoyed our online events and trust you are keep­ing safe and well in these extraordin­ary times. You can sign-up for our weekly email updates below and donate to sup­port our min­istry as well. May God bless you and keep you and thank you stand­ing with us.
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