Trinity Drop In for the Homeless
Since July 2013, on Wednesday evenings the Trinity Drop-In has been providing a good hot meal for homeless and other people of all ages that have been referred to us by LLHS. It is staffed by members of the congregation who have undergone food hygiene and safeguarding training, with a colleague from LLHS always present. The need for our services varies widely from week to week and we have served from 7 to 22 guests in an evening, not counting babies and dogs!
We have received some local authority grants and LLHS provide some basic groceries from their food bank but we rely mainly on generous donations from the Trinity congregation and others, both financially and in the form of food. Desserts are provided each week by members of the Trinity Fellowship Circle and our activities are underwritten financially by the Trinity.
WHILST OUR DROP IN OPERATES AS PART OF LEIGHTON LINSLADE HOMELESS SERVICE, ANY ENQUIRIES ABOUT THEIR EMERGENCY NIGHT SHELTER OR ABOUT OTHER DROP INS PROVIDING MEALS ETC ELSEWHERE SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO LLHS STAFF AT THE BLACK HORSE, NORTH STREET - TEL. 01525 381129 OR 07892 122429.
The newsletter of Joint Public Issues Team
Brave New World? Tickets available now!
‘A Brave New World? Faithful living in a time of change’, is an opportunity to discuss challenges, fears and hopes for the future of our communities, nations and world. 17 March 2018 at Manchester Central Hall. Tickets are now available on Eventbrite so don't miss out, places are limited.
A date for your diary:
22nd June 2018: Methodism and Politics Conference: Wesley House, Cambridge.
This February marked 100 years since the Representation of the People Act. It allowed women into polling booths in the UK for the first time in history.
We will release a brand new resource on women and political participation this Thursday, International Women’s Day. Watch this space!
Faith in Politics: episode 2
This episode features an interview with Stephen Timms, the Labour MP for East Ham and Faith Envoy for the Labour Party. Reverend Leao Neto joins Helen and Rachel for the Monthly Musing and they welcome Madalena to discuss the weekly news.
Listen now on iTunes or, if you're an Android user, search ‘Faith in Politics' on Podcast Addict. Or listen now on soundcloud.
Lent, fasting and food for thought
A challenge from Andrew's blog released at the start of Lent:
"This Lent, as you journey towards Easter, as you turn towards Christ, may you meet Him in the face of those who hunger, may you see Him in the eyes of those who thirst and may you be compelled to enter more fully into God’s world in the manner of Jesus: a manner marked by self-sacrifice and a concern for those who hunger and thirst."
EAPPI are recruiting Ecumenical Accompaniers to serve in the West Bank and Israel in 2019 for 3 months’ service. The Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine & Israel provides protection by presence, monitors human rights abuses, supports Israeli and Palestinian peace activists and advocates for an end to the occupation.