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Dear All,

Christian Aid 2018

Because of the change in legislation (Data Protection Act which becomes LAW in May 2018) meaning that charities are no longer allowed to collect from houses displaying a no cold calling sticker or in no cold calling zones, the Epsom Methodist Church Christian Aid team have agreed that this is no longer a viable proposition, so thank you all very much for your past help but, sadly, we will not be asking you this year or the future to do house to house collecting. Envelopes will still be available if you have friends that you know who like to donate now and we will have envelopes and collecting tins in the Welcome Area of churches and in Root Café at Epsom Methodist Church.

We will still be involved in the public street collection in Epsom Town Centre on Saturday 19th May 2018 and I am sure that Gillian Mead will be looking for volunteers for that.

Our special event at Epsom Methodist Church will be on the evening of Saturday May 12th, 2018, when there will be a meal and Laura Mead from Christian Aid will be the speaker. This will not raise the money that we used to get from the house to house collections but we hope people will give generously.

Please come along and support this event and promote it amongst your friends. More details will be available nearer the time.

Many thanks for all your hard work over the many years,

Best wishes,

Kathryn Thompson


Good idea to adopt? - Coffee on the Wall

I sat with my friend in a well-known coffee shop in a neighbouring town of Venice (Italy), the city of lights and water. As we enjoyed our coffee, a man entered and sat at an empty table beside us. He called the waiter and placed his order saying, ‘Two cups of coffee, one of them there on the wall.’

We heard this order with rather interest and observed that he was served with one cup of coffee but he paid for two.

As soon as he left, the waiter pasted a piece of paper on the wall saying ‘A Cup of Coffee’.

While we were still there, two other men entered and ordered three cups of coffee, two on the table and one on the wall. They had the two cups of coffee but paid for three and left. This time also, the waiter did the same; he pasted a piece of paper on the wall saying, ‘A Cup of Coffee’. It was something unique and perplexing for us. We finished our coffee, paid the bill and left.

After a few days, we had a chance to go to this coffee shop again. While we were enjoying our coffee, a man poorly dressed entered. As he seated himself, he looked at the wall and said, 'One cup of coffee from the wall'. The waiter served coffee to this man with the customary respect and dignity. The man had his coffee and left without paying were amazed to watch all this, as the waiter took off a piece of paper from the wall and threw it in the dust bin. Now it was no surprise for us the matter was very clear. The great respect for the needy shown by the inhabitants of this town made our eyes well up in tears.

Ponder upon the need of what this man wanted... He enters the coffee shop without having to lower his self-esteem he has no need to ask for a free cup of coffee without asking or knowing about the one who is giving this cup of coffee to him. He only looked at the wall, placed an order for himself, enjoyed his coffee and left

Probably the most beautiful wall you may ever see anywhere!!


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