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Spring Harvest and Samaritan’s Purse go local in the UK to encourage Church unity

by ANS Editor

ANS News Release — For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Katie Hill, katie.hill@springharvest.org.

small Spring Harvest graphic for Petes storyUNITED KINGDOM (ANS – July 14, 2016) — Spring Harvest and Samaritan’s Purse are excited to announce they will be partnering together for a series of local events across the UK this autumn to celebrate all that is happening in local Church Unity and to encourage greater unity nationally.

Gathering local churches together for an evening of celebration, the events will be focusing on the Spring Harvest 2017 theme of One for All through worship, teaching and prayer. Featuring worship leaders Pete James and Cathy Burton and speakers Malcolm Duncan, Gavin Calver and Sim Dendy the evenings will be based on Jesus’ call for the Church to be one for a purpose.

Worship at Spring HarvestThese exciting evenings of prayer and unity will also feature videos and creative Bible readings, along with an opportunity to hear from Samaritan’s Purse. Simon Barrington, Executive Director of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association said “We are thrilled to be partnering with Spring Harvest for the autumn local events. We will be celebrating all that is already happening in local Church unity across the UK, and sharing ideas about mission projects that can increase that unity locally and nationally.

As well as the evening events in each venue there will be a lunch with church leaders who will be sharing updates on their work locally. These lunches will be a time to pray together for unity in the church, to encourage one another and to input into the planning for the 2017 One for All Spring Harvest theme. There will also be an introduction to the work of Samaritan’s Purse and the goal of sending a million Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes from the UK in 2016.

Cathy MadavanCathy Madavan, Spring Harvest Special Events Director and Planning Group member, said, “At such a pivotal time in our nation’s history, the theme of unity is more important and prophetic than ever and I believe that the church is well placed to lead. As we come together to this autumn we will not only be demonstrating the love of Christ, but also the strength and unity of his church.”

Tickets for the celebrations are now on sale www.springharvest.org/local.

For media enquiries please contact Katie Hill at: katie.hill@springharvest.org.

About Spring Harvest:

Spring Harvest is an annual Eastertime Christian festival attracting over 20,000 people. In 2017, the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 theses, the event will focus on unity. More information at: www.springharvest.org/programme/theme/.

About Samaritan’s Purse:

Simon BarringtonSamaritan’s Purse is an evangelical Christian relief and development organization supporting individuals affected by natural disaster, war, poverty and disease. The organization is also widely known for Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest children’s Christmas project. More information at: www.samaritans-purse.org.uk.

The events are also being supported by the Evangelical Alliance’s Gather Network and The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

UK Dates and venues:

Sep 27 – St Mark’s Church, Gillingham

Sep 30 – Testwood Baptist Church, Salisbury

Oct 4 –   TBN UK Studios, Willesden London

Oct 5 –   Gold Hill Baptist Church, Chalfont St Peter

Oct 6 –   Christ Church Clifton, Bristol

Oct 13 – Ice House, Grimsby

Oct 14 – All Souls Church, Liverpool

Photo captions: 1) Logo for the events. 2) Worship at a Spring Harvest event. 3) Cathy Madavan. 4) Simon Barrington.

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