World Peace Day

Home » Church News » World Peace Day
UN_emblem_blue-svg

On Monday 21 September from 10 am to 12 noon, Wantage Methodist Chapel will be open to mark the United Nations International Day of Peace. Images, words and music will be projected in the Chapel to mark the day. The day was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981. In 2002 the General Assembly officially declared September 21 as the permanent date for the International Day of Peace. Peace Day has grown to include millions of people in all parts of the world, and each year events are organized to commemorate and celebrate the day.

This year the theme is "Shaping Peace Together". Help to celebrate the day by spreading compassion, kindness and hope in the face of the pandemic. Stand together with the UN against attempts to use the virus to promote discrimination or hatred. Join us so that we can shape peace together.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

harvest, farming, crops
WMC: Tue 22 Sep 7:30am

From The Manse.....As we move into October having enjoyed some glorious weather through September, our thoughts as usual turn towards harvest.Like so much of this year, we will not be able to celebrate or to do what we have customarily done in the past.Smaller numbers in church, (where open) donations for food-banks to be isolated for 72 hours and those great harvest hymns internally hummed...

Question marks
WMC: Thu 17 Sep 1:42pm

Alan and June Grunwald offered to run a quiz as part of the celebrations for Wantage 175 anniversary on Sat 26 Sept, which was when Rev Martin Smithson (former Minister and a quizzer) was due to come and preach. Martin will be preaching at the usual zoom morning service on 27 Sept. Alan and June have worked out how to hold a quiz on zoom which will be held on Sat 26 Sept at 7.30 pm. The quiz...

Image: 2020-09-12 Wantage Methodist
WMC: Tue 15 Sep 5:39pm

Saturday Sept 12th was a lovely day for Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust annual fundraising event "Riders & Striders". The weather was ideal for walking or cycling around Oxfordshire's churches. June and Alan Grunwald walked with Alison Brown and Heather Wells, starting off in Wantage and then walking along the old canal to East and West Challow churches. They then visited the...

Upcoming events

Church news

Question marks
175 Anniversary Zoom Quiz
WMC: Thu 17 Sep 1:42pm
Image: 2020-09-12 Wantage Methodist
Ride and Stride 2020
WMC: Tue 15 Sep 5:39pm
UN_emblem_blue-svg
World Peace Day
WMC: Thu 03 Sep 9:46pm
Image: 2020-07-16 Helens twiddle muff
Knit and Chat
WMC: Fri 07 Aug 11:44am

Minister's musings

harvest, farming, crops
Harvest
WMC: Tue 22 Sep 7:30am
Calendar
A new Methodist Year
WMC: Tue 01 Sep 7:30am
Allotment before
The allotment
WMC: Fri 03 Jul 11:00am
Image: 20200611_170616
The wheelbarrow, graffiti & God
WMC: Thu 18 Jun 8:00am