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March Issue #43.1


Keeping us all connected with what's happening at the ILSC and around London! 



ILSC - Online / Eco-Challenge No. 3
3 - 9 March 

Buy Nothing Day

This week's challenge is to choose one day where you buy absolutely nothing (but please do buy food and medical supplies!).
While one obvious benefit is saving money, this should give us all a chance to think about what we're buying and why - do we really need it? What impact does this purchase have on the environment and those involved in manufacturing this product? Can I do without it?
100 Things to do instead of shopping (but keep within COVID guidelines!)

ILSC - Online 
Friday 5 March 3pm

Afternoon 'hi' tea!

We hope you'll join us from wherever you may find yourself at the moment! This is a chance to catch up with one another and reconnect - maybe play a pub quiz round or two?

Details for the zoom call are:
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 842 8050 3911
Password: 992267
Zoom link
Save the weekly meetings to your calendar so you don't miss out!

Friday 5 March 6pm

World Day of Prayer

We've had a recent tradition of the ILSC and St Mary's German church of joining together to mark the World Day of Prayer - a day celebrating women from around the world. This year, the service comes from Vanuatu with a focus on gender and climate justice (and will take place on Zoom).
Note: as we'll be coming together to worship this Friday evening, there will be no evening worship on Sunday. But please watch this space for next month's details on Sunday evening worship.
World Day of Prayer

ILSC - Online
For the month of March

ILSC Book Club

March's book is A Thousand Splendid Suns by  is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan's last thirty years - from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban rebuilding - that puts the violence, fear, hope, and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives - the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness - are inextricable from the history playing out around them.
Join us on 7 April to discuss your thoughts! Whether you've read a little or a lot, we all have something to share. Upcoming reads:
April: Blindness by José Saramago

Wherever you are!


In the Christian tradition, the time of Lent is a time of self-examination, often through prayer, fasting, penance and giving to those in need. It can be a time to reflect on one's personal relationship with God and our global relationship with God's gift of creation. This Lent, you are invited to take part in 6-weeks of Eco-Challenges as we reflect on how we impact the environment. A different Eco-Challenge will be revealed each Wednesday on our Facebook page and Instagram (with reminders in the Friday newsletter). I hope you'll join us!

Monday 8 March

International Women's Day

It's International Women's Day on Monday and there are loads of ways for you to get involved - whatever your gender identity. This year's theme is 'Choose to Challenge'. Below are a few ideas to get started.

Free to Be Me: Refugee Stories
WOW: Women of the World
International Women's Day Chamber Music Concert
Movie: The Divine Order + Shorts (£5) w/ conversation with the DIrector
Creating the strength to challenge free yoga class
WOM Collective’s Brixton Village Courtyard takeover

ILSC - Online
22 Feb - 7 Mar 

Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight is an opportunity for us to put more thought into the food we're buying: Where does it come from? Is it sustainable? How are the farmers and workers involved in the process treated? This year's theme encourages us to think about the climate, farmers, food and us. Join in this year's free festival of online events and activities to entertain, educate and inspire us all to choose the world we want to see…

Fairtrade Fortnight Festival

From wherever you are

Feeling a bit ...?

Many of us are feeling a bit weary and fed-up at the moment and may just need some space to talk. If you're feeling a bit down or anxious or sad or on edge or a bit lost in the midst of everything going on around you - remember that the chaplain is here to provide support for you. Feel free to get in touch over the phone or email if you'd like to schedule a time to talk.
Contact the chaplain
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