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‘You will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings’ Isaiah 58:12

We believe that the God of the Bible cares passionately for the poor, the broken and the dispossessed. As part of our service to God, we get to be His instruments for change in the lives of those who need change most.

As a church which meets in central London but with people living and working right across the city, we want to serve the communities around us by visiting neighbours, providing food for those who can't afford it, running youth events, supporting those in debt, mentoring refugees, helping young people grow in self-confidence, joining community groups which care for the city and its people, and much more.

And there is so much more to do, so if you're involved in something already and would like others to get on board, or if you have an idea which you'd like to see happen, we'd love to hear from you. You can get in touch with Abi Malortie. 

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Vauxhall

Here are some of the ways which you can be a part of the community in Vauxhall, where much of our involvement is in partnership with London City Mission.

Goals to Glory

 ‘Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I can assure you it’s much more important than that.’ Bill Shankly

We play football every Monday evening with 60 young people aged 8-18 who live on the local estate and chat with the parents who come along. We also visit the families on the estate during the week.

If you love playing football, whatever your level, or if chatting on the sidelines or visiting families is your thing, please get in touch!

Mikhail: vauxhallfitc@gmail.com

Foodbank

 For people on low incomes, a sudden crisis - redundancy, benefit delay, illness or even an unexpected bill - can mean going hungry. Every day parents skip meals to feed their children and people are forced to choose between paying the rent or eating.

Vauxhall Foodbank exists to provide emergency support when this happens. For more information and to find out how you can get involved please visit our Foodbank page.

Visiting Families

 If you would like to be involved in visiting families in Vauxhall, contact Andy Witherall: andywitherall.82@gmail.com or join the Love Lambeth group on The City

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London-wide

If London is your local, there are plenty of opportunities to join in right across the city. 

Mentoring Refugees

 London is home to thousands of refugees who have fled conflict zones in Iraq, Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iran and Zimbabwe. Many have suffered horrific exploitation and travelling conditions to get to the UK, and, once here, they can suffer months of uncertainty as their cases are investigated.

In partnership with the charity Refugee Support Network we are running an educational mentoring scheme in Lambeth, with young refugees referred to us through local colleges and refugee organisations. Each mentor and young person will meet for at least four hours per month for six months.

Mentoring is a great way of serving refugees as it gives us a chance to help them practically, supporting them to progress to the next stage of their education or employment, whilst also building stable relationships with them and showing them genuine care and love.

If you also have a heart for nations in conflict and turmoil and a desire to meet the needs of refugees living in our communities, please get in touch! We will need lots of prayer as we begin this work as well as more mentors as we look to expand the project in September. 

If you are interested in becoming a mentor after September, please contact Hannah Elwyn at helwyn@refugeesupportnetwork.org or 0776 969 5377.

Find out more about Refugee Support Network at www.refugeesupportnetwork.org

GrowTH

GrowTH is a charity based in Tower Hamlets. It was set up to help local churches care for those affected by poverty and homelessness in their communities. Our main project is a nightshelter that runs for seven months of the year offering emergency shelter to local homeless people completely free of charge.
The shelter is run in church halls across the borough and by volunteers from local churches. Homeless guests in our shelter receive help from employed Advocate Workers to try and secure permanent accommodation.  For more information, visit www.thisisgrowth.org.

 

There are always volunteering opportunities at GrowTH, from simply befriending homeless guests to cooking for the nightshelter. To get involved, contact Martin on martin@thisisgrowth.org.

 

 

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GriefShare

Sun Oct 26, 13.30 - 15.30

GriefShare is a 13-week course designed to support those who have been bereaved. The aim is to help those grieving to move through their grief in a healthy way. 

In this confidential group, we look at many of the responses one can have when bereaved. You will have the opportunity to process your grief in a supportive, safe environment. 

The course material helps you to work through the many complex and sometimes debilitating feelings that can arise when grieving.

We request that those interested commit to attending all 13 sessions if possible so that we can build a supportive and consistent environment for each other.

The course will run on Sundays from September 7 through to November 30 from 13.30 to 15.30. Find out more and register your interest

 

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