SERVING OUR COMMUNITY
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 linked with the local council who are putting vulnerable people who can’t go shopping our way. If you are well and can help with that, please contact Anna Naish here to volunteer.
WATER: Through supporting a Christian Aid Project supplying safe water and hygiene kits to families in the developing world so that they can wash their hands safely. See below.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Operation Christmas Child
A big THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to this project. We have collected 80 boxes – plus some that people have ordered online themselves. That is a lot of happy children!
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.
In October half term 32 families 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 over recent weeks.
Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers
Beavers, Cubs, Scouts
Are all suspended at the moment.
But 8th Rugby Brownies latest project is this NHS montage. Thank you, girls!
Many of our community ministries are run in conjunction with other churches in Rugby through a church network called Revive. Projects include: