United Service for One World Week

28th October 2007

“ALL TOGETHER NOW” was the theme of Churches Together in Farnham’s United Service for One World Week, hosted and led by the Pentecostal Full Gospel Church in Red Lion Lane, Farnham.  People of many churches in and around Farnham attended.

One World Week 2007 was a call to unite behind the belief that all people matter and all life matters — that in the face of threats from climate change and from fear and conflict “now is the time to act, to cut waste and share more equally the world’s abundance.”

Hymns and readings from Genesis — exemplifying humankind’s responsibility to care for God’s world — were followed by an address by Michael Hall, who conducted the service.  Looking at the way Genesis reveals God’s love for the whole of his creation, he said: “We are made in his image, to love and respect our fellow men and women and to be good stewards of his creation.”  Jesus, when questioned as to what was the greatest commandment, gave a reply (Matthew 22 37-42) which summed up the whole of God’s law.  “Nearly 2000 years later, the Beatles, maybe unwittingly, reduced that answer to five words, ‘All you need is Love’.”

After the service the congregation was entertained to tea with delicious home-made cakes.