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Providing Resources for Christian Discipleship

Annual Bishop’s Appeal 2017

 

Annual Bishops Appeal

July 2017

Providing resources for Christian discipleship around the world.

It is that time again. Each year SPCK/USA reaches out to our Bishops appealing for funds that will help us respond to the many requests we have received. These requests come from churches in the Anglican Communion, from other denominations, from independent churches, and even from individuals who have discovered that they can seek a Bible from us when they cannot afford one.Moises

History of SPCK

More than 300 years ago, the Reverend Thomas Bray, an Anglican priest in London, formed the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK) to “promote learning in the plantations and abroad and to propagate Christian knowledge at home.”

In 1700, the Bishop of London sent Thomas Bray to “the Colonies.” He crisscrossed the colony on horseback, noting the need for books and resources that would ensure a healthy future for Christianity. He saw wonderful things his newly found agency could do. Within weeks of his return to England, SPCK was preparing libraries for shipment to Maryland, South Carolina, and New York. As time passed, SPCK provided libraries for our first universities and began our public school system.

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Coins for Change – VBS in Cuba

SPCK Coin1 Coins for change #4Coins for Change is the latest way to support the mission of SPCK/USA of “Promoting Christian Knowledge” all over the world. During the last three years SPCK/USA has provided more than $6,000 dollars in grants to parishes and missions in Cuba hoping to host a Vacation Bible School. In 2015, 300 children were served in seven parishes. In 2016, that number doubled to 600 children in 14 parishes. Coins for Change is making a difference in the lives of children all across Cuba.

Our vision is for each participating parish to introduce this initiative as part of their Christian formation programs. Parishes of all sizes are encouraged to use our lesson plan, make their own Coins for Change bank, and get involved in the mission. But hurry, the deadline for collecting funds is April 1st, 2017 so that we can distribute those grants to parishes all over Cuba.

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