Every month we have an article in the Christ Church Pennington Parish Magazine.
Below you can read our most recent contribution!
Christians Against Poverty Update!
The Leigh debt centre is continuing to grow from strength to strength. We continue to be booked 8 weeks in advance and have developed great relationships with outside referral agencies who recommend our services.
We had a recent client comedy night “Life, Laughs and Lobby” which went really well. We had a great turnout and everyone had fun – a chance to laugh and let their hair down!
We also had a CAP fundraising dinner and North West centres were asked if we had any success stories. I had two clients that had really good stories and they chose Tina, one of my lovely clients, to go on stage with John Kirkby (founder of CAP) to be interviewed and tell her story of how CAP had changed her life. It was very moving and powerful. God has totally worked in her life. She is now debt free, in church and has totally changed as a person – it has been lovely to see the change in her! Praise God!
The waiting list although good is always a worry though – 8 weeks still seems so long when you are in need that day. Please pray we manage our diaries well and if we can’t see anyone sooner, pray we can help in other ways.
We are always looking for volunteers to come on visits with us. You don’t need to do or say anything (although it helps if I have to make a phone call on the visit, to see how the client is, make general small talk) we just can’t go on visits on our own. If anyone from CCP would like to accompany me or Helen on a visit please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be very grateful!
We now have CAP Life Skills too. Ally Murden is running this and it is working really well alongside the debt centre. This is an 8 week course in which clients learn to budget, manage their money and even cook, to name a few things!
Please continue to pray for all our CAP work, we really do appreciate it!
Well we decided it was about time we held another Ladies Day!
It will be a great chance to eat together, worship together, encourage each other and most importantly a great excuse to press the pause button and spend some time with God and each other.
Date: Saturday 9th September 2017
Time: 9:30am to 2:30pm
Venue: Church House, CCP
You can arrive anytime between 9:30am and 10am to grab a light breakfast and a brew. The day will officially start at 10am. We aim to finish by 2:30pm at the latest. Lunch will also be included.
This is a free event but there will be opportunity to donate to our CAP work if you so wish.
Please feel free to invite others (this is a completely open invitation)
If you can let us know if you are coming it will help for catering purposes. Please contact Steph Hewitt to confirm you are coming or if you have any questions (email: email@example.com)
We look forward to seeing you.
The SVC Ladies Day Team Xxx
SVC meet in the Harriers Building on Leigh Sports Village, Sunday afternoons, starting at 4:30pm www.sportsvillagechurch.com