Transform Southwark civic prayer receptions are an opportunity for people engaged in the marketplace, media, or the civil service to network and pray for their sphere, and to bring specific insights as they seek to be good news where they work.
Some past receptions
Monday 7th October 2013. Venue: Price Waterhouse, 1 Embankment Place, More London, WC2N 6RH
Monday 7th October 6.00pm at Price Waterhouse 1 Embankment Place, London WC2N 6RH. Transform Southwark is a quarterly prayer reception focussing on seeing transformation in specific areas of Southwark. This event focussed on gaining a fresh understanding of the media. With guests Diane Louise Jordan & Andy Flannagan.
In response to the urgent problem of rising violence in Southwark households church leaders and members recently gathered together to hear the facts, pray about the issue and to listen and share insights. Southwark Police Domestic Violence Unit is one of the busiest in the country and yet research tells us that on average an individual experiences violence in the home 35 times before reporting it to the police, and across the UK a woman is abused every 6 seconds. The impact on children and young people in these homes is also devastating with many going on to be themselves either perpetrators or victims of violence.
We believe there is a rising call upon the church in Southwark to stand together in unity in prayer and action to break this cycle and to stand for peace and healing in the homes of our Borough and city. This was following on from the Borough Police Commander speaking about the cycle of domestic violence as the key ‘driver’ of further violent crimes.
To take practical action your church can obtain resources from Restored (www.restoredrelationships.org) or get involved in mentoring young people many of whom are caught up in this cycle (www.xlm.org.uk)
We invite church leaders and councillors in Southwark to participate in these key opportunities as we pray for the peace of the city and seek a blessing on this borough and those in authority.
As well as prayer and an opportunity to make and meet friends, the format often includes stories and presentations of some of the many exciting community projects that churches are engage with in Southwark. We also profile key issues that the council wish to keep churches informed of. These are booking events due to security requirements and limited numbers. Please register for SFJ news to be added to the guest list.
1 Tim 2:1-6
First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, in order that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony borne at the proper time.