Coronavirus: #KeyWorkerSunday

Mercy Ships UK is announcing an exciting new opportunity for you to celebrate key workers everywhere: Key Worker Sunday, on the 24th of May 2020. 

#KeyWorkerSunday is an opportunity for everyone to encourage and celebrate key workers in their congregation and community by asking them to post a photo of themselves wearing their work clothing, so others can comment with words of appreciation and prayers of protection and peace. Let’s celebrate their skills and thank them for their dedication! 

“There is an African proverb that goes: “It takes a village to raise a child,” and now we’re all acutely aware that it takes a village to run a hospital too. “

says Darren Richards, Head of Christian Engagement,

“Seeing these Key Workers’ acts of love and service reminds me of Jesus’ story of the Good Samaritan, who provides a perfect stranger with a ‘hospital’ bed and then writes a blank cheque to ensure they receive intensive care around the clock, in Luke 10:37. Showing mercy to the sick and those in need.” 

Each Thursday, we have all been on our doorsteps and leaning out of our windows cheering, clanging saucepans together and clapping with gusto for NHS and key workers across the UK: our heroes in these challenging times. Without all the vital support roles our floating hospital could not function. That is why we are delighted to announce Key Worker Sunday. 

Mark #KeyWorkerSunday with your church. There are lots of ideas, suggested prayers, Bible verses and sermon notes for Key Worker Sunday in the Skills Sunday pack. Get your Skills Sunday pack here. 

Mercy Ships supporters and volunteers understand the vital importance of all key workers. Half of the volunteers onboard our hospital ship are in key support roles: they are cooks, carpenters, cleaners, IT technicians, engineers, plumbers, receptionists, teachers and many more. 

To help celebrate the day and in appreciation of key workers everywhere, we are also releasing some special thank you cards. These cards are available here.

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