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.

WATER: 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.

Make Lunch is a lunch club which meets in school holidays providing meals for families ‘to fill the holiday hunger gap’.

During Covid restrictions, from March 2020 to May 2021, Make Lunch switched to delivery of bags with food, recipes and activities to as many as 45 families each week of the school holidays. We estimate that was over 4,000 meals. Volunteers also regularly checked in with those families and supported some of them with extra food bags if needed.

In Summer 2021, Make Lunch returned as a lunch club. Healthy meals and fun activities are provided twice a week by the volunteer team. As well as outdoor games, on some days, everyone makes their own pudding!  Below are some of the delicious Fruit Crabs! 

If you want more information, email makelunchrugby@gmail.com or talk to Gail Heslop, Alison Farnell or Nicola Townsend Kennedy.

May 2021

WATER PROJECT

Total raised during May £ 4,314

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

The total raised was £4,314 which provided materials and labour for over seven communities to have a new dam.

Thank you to all who took part.

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?

UNIFORMED ORGANISATIONS

Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts

Brownies and Guides start meeting again face to face from September. They are currently having some outdoor meetings – see the Alpaca visit!

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