We are fortunate to have the freedom to come together in our communities, with our friends and family – when many Christians around the world have been forced to flee and live in fear, completely dependent on the Church to survive.
These people have had to give up everything for their faithfulness to Christ.
So let us celebrate the blessings we have and come together this summer in our families and communities, for our suffering brothers and sisters in Christ.
“Your help enables us to survive and grow.”
Archbishop Joseph Coutts of Karachi, Pakistan
Your BIG Summer Get-Together, no matter how small, will make a BIG difference to displaced Christian communities around the world.
Whether you host a small event with friends and family or a BIG Get-Together with your community, colleagues, school, parish or church group, you will be helping the lives of Christians whose daily life is a struggle for survival.
To request your starter kit which includes fundraising ideas for your Get-Together, a poster to advertise your event and a leaflet with more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 020 8642 8668.
We would love to hear how you get on, so share your pictures using #acnsummer, email us at email@example.com or, write to Aid to the Church in Need, 12-14 Benhill Avenue, Sutton Surrey, SM1 4DA.
Let us come together this summer as one faith, one body and one family in Christ and help to raise funds for displaced Christians across the world.
Thank you for your continuous support and prayers for refugee Christians. Wishing you a happy Pentecost! Veni Creator Spiritus!
Big Summer Get-Together fundraising ideas
Enjoy the sunshine with your friends, families or parish by hosting a picnic in your local area. A picnic is a great way of coming together and easy to organise! Simply ask everyone to bring some food to share, choose a beautiful park and ask people to make a donation to ACN.
A BBQ is a classic and fantastic way to bring people together for a good cause and you can host it in your home or at a suitable private location. You can charge an entrance fee or ask people to make a donation to ACN.
Whether it is a sunny or rainy day, an afternoon tea is a perfect summer treat and a great excuse to host a get-together! You can ask people in your parish to help provide different sandwiches and cakes for the event. Then set up the area where you want the tea to take place, charge an entrance fee or ask people to make a donation to ACN.
Cake Sale/Bake Off
A cake sale or bake off is a great event for all ages. You can ask people who enjoy baking to take part and host it in your parish, school or work place. For the bake off, you can have different categories such as biscuits, cakes and savoury treats. You can charge an entry fee for people to take part in the bake off and nominate individuals in your community to judge! Or you can ask all those who come along to make a donation to ACN.
For more info on ACN’s Big Summer Get-Together, visit their website >