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CAN YOUR CHURCH CONNECT WITH OLDER PEOPLE?
Johanna, aged 86, met Jenny, a volunteer befriender with Link Visiting, a few weeks ago. They sat in Johanna’s front room and showed each other photos of their families. Johanna’s husband died 15 months ago, leaving her isolated and, as she says, “feeling More ...
Rosalind Davies
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CHURCHES TOGETHER FOR THE HOMELESS
Social action can play a significant part in bringing churches together to advance God’s kingdom. The Nightshelter currently running across Brighton and Hove is one such example. For the last 3 years over the winter months, a different church has More ...
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MOBILISE 2012 FOODBANK OFFERING
330kg of food was given in an offering at Mobilise 2012 for Foodbank. Thank you to all those students and twenties for changing lives. More ...
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BRINGING HOPE TO THE HOPELESS
The Bridge helps those caught in addiction and prostitution move from recovery to independent living. “I missed out on a lot of things while drinking and I see life in a totally different way now,” says Gary, just one of the 50 people helped out of addict More ...
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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
A video produced for the Newfrontiers North UK conference - "North 2011 - From the North to the Nations" showing how several churches are involved in social action. More ...
Pete Lyndon
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OFFERING LIFE TO YOUNG PEOPLE
Tired of young people entering its building for youth group but leaving unchanged, Kerith Community Church launched LIFE in 2009. Starting with 35 young people, today around 300–500 attend each Friday evening. Each evening can involve RAVEs, Sumo Suits, p More ...
Claire Musters
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GIVING FURNITURE - GIVING HOPE
Gateway Furniture provides good-quality furniture and electrical items to those in need within Swindon. In one six month period, it helped 140 families in need with nearly 600 pieces of furniture and averted 15 tonnes from landfill. More ...
Claire Musters
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EDUCATION BRINGING HOPE
Every day in the UK, 600,000 children and young people play truant from school, whilst a further 2,500 receive a fixed term exclusion. These figures represent thousands of children missing out not just on an education but more often they are being robbed More ...
Geoff Knott
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STREETLIFE - BUILDING BRIDGES TO BRING CHANGE ON THE STREETS
Existing to reach out to women caught in addiction and street prostitution, Streetlife builds bridges of friendship and offers hope for change as well as the practical support needed. Affiliated to the National Christian Alliance on Prostitution, the proj More ...
Claire Musters
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FRIENDS FIRST
Friends First provides accommodation and services to men and women who have been homeless and want to live independently but need a period of support in order to achieve this. The supported house offers a place of stability and safety, where issues from t More ...
Claire Musters
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HELPING PEOPLE BACK TO WORK
Job Clubs aims to break down the barriers that prevent anyone from a fulfilling and prosperous work life. At the beginning of 2009 I was made redundant. As the weeks went by the battle of finding a job, together with increasing financial pressure, became More ...
Geoff Knott
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ON THE STREETS
A story of Churches working together in one London Borough as Street Pastors. “We launched Street Pastors locally in December 2005. It was a response to the growing night time economy of the town and the concerns over the vulnerability of the young people More ...
Geoff Knott
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FEAST FOR A THOUSAND
Since King’s Church London started feeding and housing homeless people in the Lewisham area, its congregation has grown from 230 to over 1,200 and the church now meets on three sites each Sunday. More than 1,100 rough sleepers and homeless have received a More ...
Natalie Williams
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DISCIPLING OUT OF DEBT
In 1991 Heather Keates and her husband found themselves, through a difficult set of circumstances, with tens of thousands of pounds of debt and nowhere to turn for help. Since then Heather has been involved in helping thousands of others trapped by debt t More ...
Natalie Williams
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TAKING ACTION TO PLUG THE GAP
When a church in Newcastle decided to identify the greatest unmet needs in its city, it quickly became clear that there were hundreds of destitute asylum seekers falling through a gap in service provision. City Church Newcastle resolved to plug that gap, More ...
Natalie Williams
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OAKS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
Seeing lives transformed by the gospel has been at the heart of the King’s Arms church in Bedford for over 20 years. Hundreds of rough sleepers, addicts, homeless, debt-ridden – countless people who have nowhere else to turn – have been touched since the More ...
Natalie Williams
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The Sidelined
As a result of Brexit, there are many people feeling disempowered. Whether they feel unheard or just angry at the situation, the outcome of disempowerment is the same. More ...
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