THE four largest Christian churches are uniting for a special evangelical initiative that will see a copy of Luke’s Gospel delivered to every home in Londonderry during UK City of Culture 2013.
The leaders of the four main Churches will be
launching the free gift for all in Foyleside Shopping Centre on Monday,
January 21 2013.
Bishop Ken Good (Church of Ireland Bishop of
Derry and Raphoe), Monsignor Eamonn Martin (Catholic Diocesan
Administrator for Derry diocese), Rev Robert Buick (Moderator of the
local Presbytery) and Rev Peter Murray (leader of the Methodist Church
in the district) will join together with choirs and perfomers from local
schools to launch A Free Gift for All.
A spokesperson for the
initiative said: “The christian message is something that crosses
divides and is good news for every person. Not only do we want to
celebrate this special year in our city we also do so as a recognition
of the common christian heritage of our city.”
involves the four churches joining together to distribute a special copy
of Luke’s Gospel to every household in the city.
iniative is a contribution from the churches to mark the 2013 UK City of
Culture in the city.
It is also a sign of a common commitment to the
good news of the Christian message.
The public launch of A Free
Gift for All will see choirs from schools across the community perform
at this unique event.
Pupils from the different communities, in some
instances, will join to walk together to the event.
There will also be
performance art to mark the event.