SERVING OUR COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Christians have always been at the forefront of serving our communities at times of crisis.  Many of our regular ministries cannot run at the moment but we can be good neighbours in so many ways.

We are organising our service around three areas which are basic to life:

PRAYER: Praying for our community and the wider world. See Worship & Prayer page for details of how to join in.

FOOD:  Through our Make Lunch project delivering food bags to families and through our support of Rugby Food Bank. We are also linked with the local council who are putting vulnerable people who can’t go shopping our way.

OVERSEAS AID: In addition to our regular support of outside charities, in May 2021 we are linking with a Christian Aid Project supplying water dams to villages in Kenya.

Total raised by 13 May £1,840

May 2021

WATER PROJECT

From May 1st – May 31st this year, we are supporting Christian Aid’s water project to build earth dams for communities in Kenya, whose water supply has become erratic due to climate change.

Your gift could make someone like Rose’s life much better; enabling an earth dam to be built in her community, saving Rose a 6hour journey on foot each day to collect water.

  • £10 could buy a pair of taps at a water point which will be installed at an earth dam.
  • £42 could buy 350kg of cement, which is needed to build an earth dam.
  • £545 could pay for a skilled labourer to work on the construction of an earth or sand dam.

You can give in the following ways:

  • Text WATER to 70580 to donate £10 
              Texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message
  • By Cheque or Cash using the Christian Aid Envelopes which are in Church.
  • By Card using the Donate Now Button below.

CARING FOR GOD’S WORLD

Click on the button below to see a list of things church members are doing to steward God’s world better.

What could you try next?

Make Lunch normally provides meals for families ‘to fill the holiday hunger gap’. Since Easter, we have switched to regularly delivered bags with food, recipes and activities to dozens of families From Make Lunch and Messy Church. Volunteers have checked in with all those families regularly and supported some of them with food bags when needed.

This Easter 44 families (110 children) were given food, recipes and activities. Well done to all involved.

Below are some thank you cards sent by familes who have received food bags from our Make Lunch project recently.

UNIFORMED ORGANISATIONS

Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts

Are all suspended from normal meetings at the moment – but some groups (like the Brownies) are meeting online. 

8th Rugby Brownies latest project is a Peace Album for Thinking Day. Thank you, girls!

Click on each image to see it in full.

Many of our community ministries are run in conjunction with other churches in Rugby through a church network called Revive.  Projects include:

Regular Charity Partnerships