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Jackie Macadam previews CrossReach Week, which takes place this month.

CROSSREACH is often described as ‘the Church’s best kept secret’, but once a year, during CrossReach Week, the Church’s social care arm gets a chance to bring that work out into the open.

The theme for this year’s week, which begins on Sunday September 24, is ‘inclusion, hospitality and welcome’. This ties in with the themes the Moderator of the General Assembly, the Rt Rev Dr Derek Browning, has adopted for his Moderatorial year.

CrossReach Week is the week when the Moderator spends almost all of his time visiting CrossReach properties and services and meeting service users, the staff and the volunteers at each place he visits.

Dr Browning said: “The impulse to provide care to people who are hurting or who are in need is a fundamental close to the heart of Christian faith. If we don’t put our faith into action, if we don’t practice what we preach, then our faith is a fairly sterile thing.

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