Annual Coleraine Service for Week of Prayer to be held next Monday

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THE Annual Service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be held in West Bann Centre, 8 Killowen Court, Coleraine, on Monday, January 23 at 7.30pm.

The Service has been prepared by the Churches of Poland and adapted for our use by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.

The theme for this year is ‘We will all be changed by the victory of our Lord Jesus Christ’ from Paul’s letter to the Corinthians. The particular history of Poland gives rise to the worship material for 2012.

The secular and church histories of Poland intertwine and Polish writers remind us of “the many times that Poland was invaded, the partitions, oppressions by foreign powers and hostile systems. As we pray for and strive towards unity our traditions will be changed, transformed and conformed to the likeness of Christ”.

The often heartbreaking history of the Polish nation makes such a perspective all the more inspiring.

The Coleraine Borough Churches Forum has members both lay and clergy from all the main denominations and from the smaller churches and fellowships in the borough.

Everyone will be made welcome at the service.