In the belief
that the Church should be concerned with the political, social and
economic structures of society, and that the promotion of justice
and peace is the essence of and integral to our Christian Faith we
the people of Burnham United Reformed Church, promise a commitment
to live a life that remembers those in poverty.
In so doing we
(i) plan, promote
and celebrate an annual frugal lunch or fast day.
to emergency appeals in times of disaster.
(iii) give a
minimum of 1% of gross annual church income to the poor.
(iv) use our
skills to help others.
(v) give time
to visiting the sick
actively any justifiable campaigns for relief of debt and for aid
to those in need and in particular Commitment for Life and Christian
and encourage the use of Fair Trade tea and coffee at all church events.
local ecumenical initiatives aimed at tackling poverty issues.
(ix) invite speakers
from agencies working with the poor, to speak at worship or meetings
so as to increase our understanding of poverty issues.
(x) Lobby our
local MP’s for an increased and effective overseas aid programme.
prayers for the poor and distressed as a regular feature of our prayer
life and integrate a justice and peace perspective into our preaching
of the gospel.