March Eco News

FOOD WASTE ACTION WEEK
Some ways to reduce food waste.

Fruit and Veg. Store berries dry in the fridge and wash just before use
for longer life. Bananas are one of the UK’s most wasted foods. Freeze ones that are overripe in chunks, then blend from frozen with, say, peanut butter. Make banana pancakes.
Freeze citrus fruit by cutting into slices and freeze flat. Freeze loose berries flat. Then bag ready for use. Keep soft herbs, such as parsley or coriander in a jar with 2.5cm of water and keep in fridge. Store mushrooms with some air flow, not an airtight container.


Store crumbs from breadboard in a tub in the freezer. Once full can be used for fish cakes, chicken nuggets. Use out of date nuts, dried fruit, hard cheese to make fat balls for the birds.

Organise your fridge so that leftover veg/food that needs
using quickly is kept at the front. Keep an eye on your freezer so you don’t end up with UFOs (unidentified freezer objects).

Check the website www.lovefoodhatewaste.com for more ideas and ways to use leftovers.

Lent Talks

Lent talks will start next Thursday, 10th March with a talk about Creation with
Sarah Adams. This will start at 7.30pm in the Lounge.
Fall – March 17th Matt Luff
Covenant – March 24th Martin Fair
Jesus Christ – March 31st Ian MacLennan
Restoration – April 7th Mike Wilson
If you would like any further information the Lent talks, please speak with Matt or contact the office.

Easter Events 2022

Around Easter we are planning a small number of events to help people think more about the Christian faith. Easter is the perfect time to do this, because Jesus’ resurrection is central to what we believe. At one or maybe two of these events, we would like to try to answer some of the BIG questions you might have. I am sure you have loads of questions, and I promise you there is no such thing as a silly question.

If you’ve got a question and you would like to hear how we might answer it, do please email it to: minister@stjohnssouthbourne.com or families@stjohnssouthbourne.com and we’ll do our best!


Grace and peace. Matt

Lent Talks

Lent talks will start next Thursday, 10th March with a talk about Creation with Sarah Adams. This will start at 7.30pm in the Lounge.

Creation – March 10th Sarah Adams
Fall – March 17th Matt Luff
Covenant – March 24th Martin Fair
Jesus Christ – March 31st Ian MacLennan
Restoration – April 7th Mike Wilson

If you would like any further information the Lent talks, please speak with Matt or contact the office

Support & Prayer for Ukraine

Support

If you would like to help support the Ukrainian people in this time of crisis, one way is to donate via the disasters Emergency Committee (DEC). The Government will match what is given up to £20 million. To donate to DEC, visit: www.dec.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal
We have been advised against donating that are difficult to get to the right people
or may hamper the rescue work (See British Red Cross Advice).

Prayer

God peace and justice
we pray for the people of Ukraine today.
We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons.
We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow,
that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.
We pray for those with power over war or peace,
for wisdom, discernment and compassion
to guide their decisions.
Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at
risk and in fear,
that you would hold and protect them.
We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.
Amen.
Archbishop Justin Welby
Archbishop Stephen Cottrell

Archbishops Justin and Stephen have also written a pastoral letter to clergy and people
of Church of England, calling on them to pray for peace. Click here if you like to read it.

Meet

We encourage everyone to meet together and pray for the current situation. Please check the weekly news for organsed prayer events and services.