Harvest Offering 2021
Each Autumn St Ebbe's usually partners with two projects, one overseas and another in the UK, particularly seeking to support Christians giving practical help to those in need.
"All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I had been eager to do all along."
E3 Initiative - KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
The E3 Initiative is a UK-based charity working in Southern Africa. St Ebbe’s has had associations with the work over many years but there is now a wonderful opportunity to help them and local partner, Isibani Sithemba, bring safe, clean water to a drought-stricken area of KwaZulu-Natal. The plan is to install 4+ boreholes, bringing easily accessible water to more than 4,000 local people in the worst-affected areas.
No longer will people need to…
- Share the water that animals drink
- Take back-breaking long walks to collect water
- Go hungry because of failed crops
- Use bushes rather than toilets at school.
This is just one aspect of the work E3 and Isibani Sithemba are involved in. Over the last 15 years, they have supported families caring for orphans and vulnerable children in the wake of the HIV and AIDS pandemic, helped many children access education, and resourced and trained a large network of local pastors. E3 is called ‘E3’ because of Ephesians 3:10 – that together we can play our part in all God is doing through the local church – wherever in the world those churches are.
For more information on the work of E3 and Isibani Sithemba, check out the website here.
Hope Trust Oxford - Christians Against Poverty Debt Centre
The Hope Trust Oxford works in close partnership with St Ebbe’s to sponsor our CAP work, currently supporting Kathy Havell who manages the centre.
Our centre has been consistently running at near full capacity, and this offering will support new initiatives to further its gospel reach. This could include establishing a money management course for local people interested, or even enabling us to add another debt coach to the team in time, depending on the finance raised. Seeing the Lord use the CAP centre throughout the pandemic has been a great encouragement for us at St Ebbe’s.
The CAP model assists clients in financial debt, giving them an opportunity to hear about God’s love, our spiritual debt before him, and his rich provision for it in Christ in a very personal and practical way. Please give generously so that we might see the work enable more to encounter the compassion of Christ amidst difficult times.
How to respond
If you wish to contribute towards the Harvest Offering 2021, there are a number of ways in which you can send a gift, but in all cases, it is a great help if you would inform the St Ebbe’s Finance Administrator of your decision. Details of how to give can be found below. Please complete form below and press the submit button.
If you are a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid is a means by which the value of your gift can increase by 25% without any additional cost to you. If you are eligible, please tick the appropriate box in the form.
Your response will be confidential and known only to the Finance Administrator.
Please make cheques/charity vouchers payable to “PCC of St Ebbe’s Church” and send to:
Financial Administrator (Private & Confidential),
St Ebbe’s Church
2 Roger Bacon Lane
Please use the form below to tell the finance team about your gift so it can be appropriately directed.