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Hartlip 'Heart of the Matter' Debates

Join us at Hartlip church on Saturday 13th October at 7pm. 

Heart of the Matter is pleased to be hosting a talk by Noel Lander, a Hartlip resident about his recent visit to Uganda. He will tell of his experiences in Entebbe where he met Lesley Ambrose. Lesley is currently working with 100 children to educate and bring the good news of Jesus at the Resurrection Life church in Entebbe.  Her ministry is supported by The Six benefice.
A suggested minimum donation of £5 to cover the event which includes light refreshments.

About Heart of the Matter

Some years ago we recognised both the need, and our desire, to develop the use of the wonderful church building in Hartlip beyond Sunday services, by looking beyond its core congregation and so making the church available for events addressing those who might not usually attend services, from within the village and further afield.  

This gave birth to our series of annual 'Heart of the Matter' debates in Hartlip, which have now been running since 2013. 

These seek to explore a topical issue, drawing on a Christian perspective, through which we are guided by speakers with specific knowledge or particular experience in relation to that particular issue. In the first in 2013, we debated the merits of organic food. Food also formed the basis of the 2015 debate, which discussed food security and the dependence of the world's human population on a handful of plant species and on three grasses in particular: wheat; maize and rice. There has been a similar link between the 2014 & 2016 debates reflecting the developing effect of the Syrian humanitarian crisis not only in that land but also now further afield.

We have been privileged to have the following speakers leading debates on the following issues: 

2014: Gill Newman: "Syria - Is Aid a Waste of Time and Money?"
2015: Professor Andrew Westby: "Food Security"
2016: Bishop Trevor Willmott: "Responding to the Refugee Crisis"