The ACTS 2 Fund was set up over 10 years ago by one of our curates to respond to the immediate needs faced by those in the parish. Taking its name and its focus from the life of the early church in Acts 2: 42-ff and especially the verses that reads “All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.” Acts 2:44-45.
Over time we have given financial and prayer support where household items breakdown and individuals haven’t the resources to replace or mend them. We have helped people move into new accommodation and provided support for families to have a short break, or pay bills that have suddenly appeared. We have worked in partnership with the Lions and Lionesses to support individuals with larger items. In short, the fund has been widely used and individuals have been grateful for the support offered.
It is now reaching the end of the funds and so this year the St Andrew’s Lent Appeal is for the ACTS 2 FUND, to enable us to carry on supporting people at times of need. If you would like to donate, we will be having a giving week from Mon. 5th-Fri. 9th April, the week after Easter. This year we are encouraging everyone to donate by cheque or bank transfer, we will not be collecting cash donations. Watch this space for further details.