Residents of East Northants have recently shown great generosity in donating food for the East Northants Community Services Food Supply, as shown in the pictures. One was taken at the special shopping event at Waitrose in Rushden on Saturday 14th December and the other two were taken at Barclays Bank in Thrapston, also before Christmas. If you want to donate food (or money to buy food), please ring Alison (East Northants Community Services) has more details on 01933 353946.
The Cinnamon Network is a group of CEOs of Christian organizations (including Tim Jeffery of Rushden-based Spurgeon’s), keen to encourage more churches to adopt one or more existing types of community project, such as Street Pastors or work with the homeless. They are also keen to help ‘incubate’ new projects.
Matt Bird of the Cinnamon Network reflects on 2013
“2013 has been the most incredible year. As I have travelled around the UK, I have heard the same phrase repeated from church leaders and activists alike: “We are facing incredible OPPORTUNITY…”
– Churches are working in unity to serve the poor;
– Councils and police are talking to and partnering with the church;
– Communities are open to receiving help from the church;
– People are being found by Jesus and lives are being transformed.
– 3,100 local church-based community projects being run, mobilising 48,700 volunteers and impacting almost 760,000 beneficiaries.
– The Cabinet Office granted The Cinnamon Network £500,000 to give to local churches who want to start a best practice church-based community project.
– New local church-based community projects have been incubated, such as Make Lunch which helps churches feed children during the school holidays who would otherwise go hungry (because there are no free school dinners out of term time).
Please contact Andrew Presland at email@example.com or on 01933 316927 if you would like any more information on any of the above activities. Details of ENFG are available at www.enfg.org.uk
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