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We express our heartfelt concern and prayers for all those caught up in the war in Ukraine. From the candlelit vigil in Coventry Cathedral on Ash Wednesday, to churches online globally and in person locally, we join with the rest of the Church in prayer for people in Ukraine and Russia.

Many local churches and organisations are already responding practically to the humanitarian needs of refugees from Ukraine. One such response from Feed The Hungry in Coventry is below.

We will continue keeping you informed of the situation through this newsletter and social media.  

Chris Edwards - COO, HOPE Coventry 
Ukraine donations

Coventry-based charity Feed the Hungry is collecting goods to help refugees from Ukraine. Donate:

•    Sleeping bags and blankets
•    Hygiene/toiletries and nappies
•    Dry food - rice, noodles, pasta
•    Snacks, biscuits, tea, coffee, sugar, dry milk
•    Travel mugs, water bottles

Bring items to the Halo Centre, Progress Way, Binley, Coventry, CV3 2NT, 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday.

Larger donation of pallets of goods can be delivered by prior arrangement. Contact gwyn@feedthehungry.org.uk or 0774 775 6252 to arrange.

The charity has sent over 40 tons of food to two warehouses, one in Poland and one in Romania, for community groups helping refugees. It is also funding groups and churches to provide shelter and hot food in Izmail in Southern Ukraine. More information here.


See resources to support your prayer for Ukraine here.
City Praise & Prayer - In the Ruins
Save the date! Sunday 15th May, 6:30pm
 
The City Praise & Prayer Team, with Nexus ICA and Coventry Cathedral, is holding a very special City Praise & Prayer in the Cathedral Ruins on Sunday 15th May.

This will be an amazing experience, to gather with many hundreds of believers from across Coventry and the surrounding area to raise a significant sound of praise and worship and to pray together, for Coventry, the UK and the wider world at this time. The evening will be free, but ticketed.  More information soon. For now, simply spread the word, invite your friends, and ‘save the date’!
Join our lunch
 
The HOPE Coventry Leaders' Lunch is on Wednesday 30th March 12pm-2pm in the city centre. Have you (or someone from your church) booked in yet?

We'll be looking at a Coventry response to the crisis in Ukraine, plus how we do and can support refugees. There will also be feedback from our Coventry church audit. The lunch is free - book here.
CHoP worship
 
On Tuesday 15th March, 8pm-9.30pm, join Going Deeper - Agenda-less Worship with Coventry House of Prayer and Hope Springs Church. More details here.
Got men's clothes?

Clothing Coventry need men's smaller size clothes, men's 4XL & 9XL clothes, men's coats & trainers in all sizes, plus men's hat, scarf and gloves sets. Donate here.
Open Mic night

St Christopher's Church, Allesley Park invite you to relaxed Open Mic NightWednesday 16th March, 7:45pm. Do you sing, write, slam, rap, improvise, whistle or have other hidden talents? Join to participate or to watch. Free entrance, soft refreshments available.
24/7/365 prayer

Have you prayed as part of Cov365 recently? Book your prayer slot today to pray for Coventry and Ukraine.
Crafts, Muddy Church & more

Nettle Hill have exciting children's events for 2022 including outdoor fun, play, nature & crafts. Details here.
Cathedral events
       
This Crime & Punishment audio-visual exhibit links women’s experiences of imprisonment, past and present. Visit on Tuesday 15th March, 10am-4pm, at Coventry Cathedral.

Or join Aled Jones for a 7pm concert that evening.

From 19th March to 31st May, visit an exhibition celebrating sculptor Jacob Epstein (the creator of St. Michael’s Victory Over the Devil) through themes of reconciliation.

Also on Saturday 19th March, a new Sophie Scholl Passion play & concert launches. Details of the 6.30pm event here.
New cafe
       
Finham has a new cafe, run by St Martin's church. It's open 9am-2pm Tuesday to Friday, 9.30am-12.30pm on Saturdays. Try their tasty breakfasts!
Music-loving friend?

Martin* is a music enthusiast, living near the Albany Theatre. He'd love to be more active again, but is largely housebound. Martin enjoyed socialising, live music, and cooking. Could you give him a call to brighten his day? To chat with *Martin, email us or call 07713 340 065
COVID tests

With free testing ending shortly, community groups and churches can still bulk order this week. Order here ASAP. 
Joseph: The Musical
 
Join Central Hall's FREE sing-along Joseph & the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Fri 11th March, 7pm.
ROC Conversations - this week

Join the ROC Conversation for your area:
Jobs
 
Dance Coach
KICKChristian charity working with 20,000 students in the UK
8 or 16 hours/week, Coventry / Birmingham
£11/hour +
Deadline: Friday 18th March
More info here.

PA to Director
CPAS
22.5 hours/week
£24,137 pro rata.
Deadline: Fri 11th March
More info here.

Governance & Grants Officer
The Diocese of Coventry
£16,190.40 + 8.5% pension
21 hours/week
Deadline: Mon 14th March
More info here.

TfC Ops Administrator
The Diocese of Coventry
21 hours/week
£14,202 + 8.5% pension
Deadline: Mon 14th March
More info here.

Schools Worker
CLM Church Coventry
22.5 hours/week
£21-25,000 pro-rata
Deadline: Wed 16th March
Email for job pack detailsluke@clmchurch.co.uk

Assistant to Mission Team
The Diocese of Coventry
17.5 hours/week
£12,081 + 8.5% pension
Deadline: Fri 18th March
More info here.
The Light House
 
A latest newsletter of thanks and answered prayer comes from The Light House. Find out about how counselling is transforming lives here.
New magazine

The new HOPE For All magazine covers struggle against extreme odds: the victim of an acid attack; refugees who flee for safety; a woman fighting rejection. It's 10p a copy.
Peace for children

Join a Cathedral workshop exploring resources and ideas for peacebuilding with children, on Wednesday 16th March 1pm – 2:30pm. Email to join.
Musicals concert

At 6pm on Saturday 12th March, visit St Mary Magdalen Church, Chapelfields to hear brass ensembles play music from Broadway shows.
Bardsley Youth Project
       
A new newsletter has launched to explain what Bardsley Youth Project do to support young people struggling in Coventry.
First Aid
 
The Red Cross deliver free first aid workshops to groups, using everyday objects to help in an emergency. To book for your church or group, email.
Youth for Christ
       
Coventry Youth for Christ have updates and new faces to introduce to you. Latest news here.
Artist breakfast
       
Core Arts warmly welcome you to Artists' Breakfast & Chat. The next breakfast is Saturday 19th March, drop in between 9:30am - 12pm. Details here.
Thanksgiving service
       
On Saturday 2nd April 2pm, celebrate the life of Rev Maurice Markham, long-serving minister of Meredith Road Baptist Church. New details here.
THANK YOU FOR DONATING
 
Thanks to those who donated to HOPE Coventry in December; your gift will support unity and outreach in our city.

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