Information and resources for your Church

Since February 24, the world has been in shock at the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Many children are filled with horror at the sound of missiles, mothers are trying desperately to reassure their children, and fathers worst fears are coming to life.  It’s a horrific situation that’s still unfolding.

Act for Peace condemns this invasion, and our hearts are with the people of Ukraine and Russia who have been suddenly caught in a full-scale invasion they didn’t want or even believe was possible.  We have launched an emergency appeal to support the people of Ukraine.

If you would like to take further action as a church, please consider dedicating a service to the people of Ukraine. Below you will find a list of resources as well as information on how to hold an open plate collection.

Resources

Liturgy, prayers and speaking notes for use during your services. Provided in Word and PDF format.

Information leaflets to be placed in pew sheets, newsletters and on bulletin boards. They are provided in A6 colour and B&W.

PowerPoints

A selection of PowerPoint slides for use during your services including appeal slides with giving information, Hymn for Peace and Litany prayer.

Donation Form

A donation form to collect details of supporters so that we can issue them receipts.

Open plate collections

Your congregation may also wish to support the people of Ukraine through an open plate collection.

If you have collected gifts as a church, this is how you can forward them to Act for Peace:

How to return your gifts

For any cash donations collected through an open plate collection, you can deposit the cash directly into our account at any ANZ branch. Alternatively, you can deposit the cash into your account and then make a payment to us online or by cheque. 

Transfer the cash amount to Act for Peace using one of these four options:  

1. Credit Card  

Click here and fill in the online donation form.

2. Cheque 

Pay the cash into your church account and then write a cheque, payable to ‘Act for Peace Ltd’ and post to us at:  

Ukraine Emergency Appeal
Act for Peace – NCCA
Reply Paid 66886
Queen Victoria Building NSW 1229  

3. Bank deposit  

Deposit the cash into our account at your local ANZ branch. 

Account Name: Act for Peace Ltd 
BSB: 012 332
Account Number: 2323 75215  

Please ask the bank teller to include the reference helpukraine and your church’s Supporter ID (e.g. A-xxxxx-helpukraine) with the deposit.

4. Online transfer 

Transfer the money online to our account:  

Account Name: Act for Peace Ltd
BSB: 012 332
Account Number: 2323 75215

Please include the reference helpukraine and your church’s Supporter ID (e.g. A-xxxxx-helpukraine) as the description in the transaction.

 

If you have any questions or require any assistance, please contact the Act for Peace Supporter Care team on 1800 025 101 or info@actforpeace.org.au. Thank you for your gifts that will help support the people of Ukraine devastated by this emergency. 

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The international humanitarian agency of the National Council of Churches in Australia.

Act for Peace acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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