Christians Together in Newton Abbot & District

 

Our Chair
of CTNAD

Rev Gill Daniel

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Cornerstone CF meet at Highweek Primary School Hall from 10.30 to 11.30 on Sundays and provide a ‘Sunday school’ for children during the service ** Contact details ….. Roger Beech, Chairman…… tel 01626 367513; Dr Derek Earls, Secretary…… tel 01626 334147.

Welcome to Christians Together in Newton Abbot & District! 

Links to our Churches HERE

Updated Diary (to Mar 2022) of Christian Events in the
Newton Abbot Area -
HERE

We are delighted to bring the news that a number of churches are opening for private prayer and it is likely that many will open for main services on Sunday 5 July.

A Prayer for healing

Our God,

Your Word says that You answer people when they call on Your name, and that You deliver them. We ask that You would heal those who are sick or carrying the COVID-19 virus without knowing it. Heal them and protect those around them.

Provide a cure for the Coronavirus and heal our economy. Bring a quick and miraculous end to the darkness in our world.

Whether Your healing comes today, next week, or next month, we believe that you will heal our world. And we will continue to praise You, even as we wait for answers.

In Jesus' Name, Amen.

However we can continue to pray! So we have listed the commitments made at the World Day of Prayer and would ask that you make them part of your own prayer time. 

  • To pray for all in our area that we will be united in faith of our blessed Lord.

  • Be open to let Jesus, or someone else, be calling with his grace, to lead us/show us a path.

  • Please let me have good health so that I can do more to help people.

  • My commitment is to pray for the Christians of Newton Abbot that they unite in bringing all denominations together in praising God.

  • On seeing anyone in need, step up and offer help.

  • To always be there for friends and family - and help when help is needed.

  • I will continue to pray for peace, justice, equality for all peoples, regardless of race, colour, creed or gender - as God loves us ALL.

  • To have an open mind and listen to what God would like me to do.....

  • To keep in touch with more distant friends/acquaintances to support them if possible.

  • Help the homeless.

  • To have a relationship with our Lord. To pray for people that we meet who are all in need and going through difficult times.

  • To prayerfully give more of my time, talents and resources, locally and globally.

  • Praying for our town, that we can work together in Christian love.

  • Have the courage to speak to one or more of the many homeless I walk past daily.

  • I want to share 'being made well' with people in Zimbabwe.

  • Be kind to everyone. Help all I can.

  • Pray for unity among the Christian Churches in Newton Abbot - reach people as Christians, not denominations.

  • Pray daily for my community.

  • Pray for ways to help those in our community.

  • I commit to pray for out community of Newton Abbot and to lookfor ways to reach out to people.

  • Try to be always forgiving and help others forgive.

  • To pray for Newton Abbot.

Prayer Breakfast: Prayer Breakfast has re-started at St Paul's, Devon Square on the 1st Saturday each month starting at 8am until around 9.00am. 

Our Special Guest from time to time is our MP Anne-Marie Morris who returns to Prayer Breakfast as her busy schedules permit.

The Corona-virus pandemic has indeed caused much disruption to life around the world and no less to us in the UK. But the response to it all has been subject to much controversy so there are questions that Christians should be asking themselves.

 

Historians will tell you that Newton Abbot was two towns. Suffice it to say that the two former C of E parishes of Highweek and Wolborough were united as one parish of Newton Abbot in 2017. There are several other Anglican churches within just a very few miles at Kingsteignton, Kingskerswell, Abbotskerswell and Milber, not necessarily part of CTNAD. With the large number of other churches in Newton Abbot, the town is now thriving with Christian Activity...


The Big Brekkie on October 12 raising funds for Christian Aid...

 

Good Friday Walk of Witness. This is one of our biggest events and all Christians are invited to participate. Typically we witness to the events of 2,000 years ago in a silent procession through the town that may pause at various "stations" along the way finally arriving at one of our churches for a service.

Sadly this will be the first year for a long time that we have had to cancel...

 

Here are 5 ideas on how we can care and love those we know, even when we are socially distanced: 
1. Keep up contact. Make a phone call, send an email, letter or card saying that you are praying for them at this time. 
2. Keep an eye out for the anniversaries of life events. Make that phone call to let people know you care. 
3. Send a small gift or book purchased on line, maybe insert life words etc. 
4. Serve where you can in delivering groceries or medications. 
5. Make sure the people you pray for know how much you value them by whatever means you can find.

Questions all Christians should be asking about the pandemic The pandemic has changed lives all over the world; yet covid-19 has not proved as lethal as previous pandemics in world history; so it is right that thinking people should be asking lots of questions. There has been much fear caused mainly by the media. 

What was the cause of the pandemic and was it created by man's activity?
The evidence is becoming clearer on this; the pandemic most likely arose from a laboratory in Wuhan, China which had been carrying out research into manipulating bat coronaviruses.

Who was truly vulnerable and why?
Very early in the pandemic it became apparent that the elderly were most vulnerable, particularly if they were already suffering from other illnesses.

What if anything could be done to protect the vulnerable?
Isolating the vulnerable was not effectively carried out in many situations and in some cases patients were discharged from hospitals into care homes where the disease spread rapidly. Many doctors abroad looked at various anti-virals to combat the virus with apparently good results. In many instances patients who tested positive were not treated in any way but advised or instructed to stay at home and if they became very ill to seek hospitalisation.

Why were healthy people obliged to lockdown?
Healthy people are not and never have been serious spreaders of disease; it was alleged and is still believed that up to one third of healthy asymptomatic people carry the virus.

Are masks effective?
Another issue that really needs to be questioned; let's illustrate the matter with a simple question - Would you try to catch tadpoles in a whaling net? Surgical masks are designed for a particular use in the hospital environment, yet these devices have been pushed widely without proper assessment about their effectiveness; Studies have indicated that the wearing of masks can actually cause harm in restricting the normal breathing process. The wearing of masks gives users a false sense of security and in the outdoor situation are quite useless.

What about the jabs?
Experimental inoculations arrived nearly a year ago and in some countries were quickly mandated. Jabs were seen by many as the only answer to a serious global pandemic. Quickly following the jabs come vaccine passports resulting in divided societies.

Is the vaccine effective?
Indications are that the efficacy of the vaccines is questionable. They have been tested mostly for ability to reduce or prevent serious illness; they do not prevent transmission so are useless for their alleged function as a compulsory item before the issuing of a vaccine passport. It is suggested that they reduce the severity of illness but that too is questionable. 

Are the vaccines safe?
According to the media and those who stand to profit from the widespread distribution of the vaccines they are perfectly safe and everyone should have them. Yet many doctors have expressed considerable concern about the safety of the experimental vaccines. Most countries have a system of reporting vaccine injuries, and without going into too much detail, evidence is beginning to emerge of large numbers of injuries and significant deaths following vaccination. Officials have stated that the risk is small when compared with the risk of going without the vaccine. But other questions arise - what are the long-term effects of a highly experimental vaccine on the body? Also are there any risks of viral shedding from those vaccinated to those who have chosen to remain unvaccinated? These questions remain unanswered but there are indications of adverse effects although mostly anecdotal at present.
Countries where vaccination rates are high are seeing large numbers of covid-19 cases.

Links to relevant pages.
Here is one link to the open letter signed by some 130 UK doctors and professionals to the governments of the UK which may be read HERE.

Here are some other organisations that are well worth visiting:

www.nvic.org USA National Vaccine Information Centre - a charitable organisation set up in recognition of vaccine injuries in the USA.
https://thevaccinereaction.org More information from NVIC
www.mercola.com Independent Doctor mostly of Natural Medicine 
Principia Scientific Intl. (principia-scientific.com) Principia Scientific International is legally registered in the UK as a company incorporated for charitable purposes. We are a ‘Community Interest Company’ overseen and regulated by Companies House.
130+ UK Doctors Express "grave Concerns" Over Government's Handling Of Pandemic | Covid Call To Humanity More about the open letter referred to above

 

 

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October 2021