Christmas Bowl Service of Act for Peace at Wesley Castle Hill Uniting Church
Act for Peace an international aid agency, works around the world to confront injustice and create positive, sustainable change in communities around the world threatened by conflict and natural disaster.
The Christmas Bowl is Act for Peace’s flagship Christmas appeal. Each year, more than 1,800 churches across Australia come together through carol services, church services, street collections and other events, to raise money to support some of the world’s most vulnerable people. Last year the Christmas Bowl raised $2 million to support vulnerable people around the world.
The story of the Christmas Bowl dates back to Christmas Day 1949, when a minister named Rev Frank Byatt in Victoria placed a simple empty bowl on the table before him. He asked his friends and family to contribute what they felt the cost of the meal had been, in order to give this as a gift to help people who had fled the horrors of World War Two and were suffering as refugees.
For more information please visit www.actforpeace.org.au
Photos: Andy Corkill from Act for Peace speaks at Wesley Castle Hill Uniting Church. Rev Greg Woolnough supports Christmas Bowl Appeal.