A Christian response
The war in Ukraine is now dominating our screens and our thoughts. We’re horrified by Russian aggression, weeping at the suffering of Ukrainians and worried about nuclear escalation. We have just come out of one global crisis, and have headed straight into another, and we don’t know where this will end.
In the face of uncertainty and threats it is good to know that Ukraine and Europe are not given over to the scheming of an unstable dictator:
In the Lord’s hand, the king’s heart is a stream of water that he channels toward all who please him.
He brings princes to nought and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.
Isaiah 40: 23
Moreover, we have a sovereign God who makes war on war, destroying man's destructive weapons:
He makes wars cease
to the ends of the earth.
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
he burns the shields with fire.
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.
We will be praying every Thursday 7-7:30am on Zoom using the zoom linke below
Meeting ID 816 2719 4147
We will also be praying in our regular 10:30am Sunday Service and our mid week groups.
Find out more below
Some practical ways to help
Give financially to support Ukrainian refugees through the European Mission Fund here.
Bring items to St Andrew's on Sunday mornings 9:30am -12:30pm to send out to Ukrainian refugees. Here is a list of urgently needed items:
* CLOTHING NOT REQUIRED AT PRESENT
- power banks (for charging phones)
- large and medium size backpacks
- male socks
- camping mats
- sleeping bags
- protein bars / energy bars
- painkillers (e.g. ibuprofen)
- anti-flu medicine (Lemsips etc))
- wound dressing materials
- first aid kit
- warm blankets
- thermals/base layers
- hot water bottles
- insulated flasks
- baby food
- feminine sanitary products
Any items donated will be taken to St John's Notting Hill where a larger collection will be made to send to Ukraine.