We try to meet the call of God by providing help when and where we can. The following is a quick snapshot of what is going on now:
Psalm 35:10 (NIV) 'My whole being will exclaim, "Who is like you, O LORD? You rescue the poor from those too strong for them, the poor and needy from those who rob them."'
The Dynamic Marriage course is held as needs arise. These courses will be open to the public with the cost just being to cover materials. Please see the website of the Family Dynamics Institute for more information.
We gave start-up gifts to St Basil's shelters in December 2010, building on the fantastic work carried out by the HOPE Youth Corps in the previous summer. If you know of a local charity or cause that we could support and serve please let Tammy Fleming know. Some examples are:
Support for the needy within the church is available. This has been provided previously to help people in immediate financial difficulty, to allow people to visit their families abroad when they are in crisis etc... Each case will be considered on a need for need basis. Our policy on what we will provide benevolence for is available for information (click here for pdf document). Contact the Benevolence Group or the Trustees.
Our long standing commitment to HOPE Worldwide UK continues with support now taken up monthly.
We continued our annual street collection for Hope Worldwide UK in 2010 raising £617 in Birmingham for their fantastic programmes.
We continue to plan different events to raise money to support the Women's Aids Home in Chennai, India. The Hospital clean-up in 2009 (mosaic photo) collected £1364 and the Hope Youth Corps have done a great job collecting around £430 when they collected in the centre of Birmingham.
Proverbs 28 v27: "He who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses."