REACHING OUT

community outreach

Jesus loves unconditionally, gives freely, and brings hope, justice and new beginnings. We are called to do the same.

We are passionate about reaching out to the community around us, demonstrating and extending God’s Kingdom, and expressing the love of Father in many ways, both spiritually and practically.

Have a read below and see where you would like to get involved.

  • The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.

    Mark 12:31
  • No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.

    1 Corinthians 10:24
  • The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.”

    Luke 4:18-19
  • For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.

    Matthew 25:35

Current initiatives

The Good Food Co-op

We are hugely excited to be part of launching The Good Food Co-op; an innitiative to help make healthy food accessible to all in our Borough. Put simply, every box of delicious fruit and veg that is purchesed helps a local family or individual in need to receive a box.

CHOIRS

CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19

Choirs are a wonderful way of reaching out to our community, encouraging people from all walks of life and backgrounds to come into a fun and engaging environment where they can establish relationships and build trust. Singing in choirs also has widely recognised positive impacts on both physical and mental health and we have seen the results of this first hand through the choirs we run.

KINGSTON FOOD HUB

The hub is continuing to provide frozen meals on wheels for the most vulnerable. In addition to this, when schools have been open we have been supporting children, who are normally provided with free school meals, when they are sent home to isolate. Doing this enables these children to continue to receive healthy meals that they would normally receive at school.

HOPE COMMUNITY LUNCH

Free healthy lunch and connection time open to anyone in the community. This is currently being done by preparing food and kettle packs in take-away containers.

Active Breathing Course

We are launching a 6 week course that applies breathing and singing techniques to help improve, restore and strengthen lung function of those recovering from Covid. This is being rolled out across Kingston and Richmond in partnership with the Councils, GPs, Social Prescribers and Kingston University.

Brite Boxes

Partnering with Voice of Hope, the Brite Box project helps to address the growing issue of food hunger in families. Around 200 families receive a a weekly box that has all the ingredients and a printed recipe guide along with photographs to illustrate, step by step, how to cook a healthy dinner meal together as a family. Once a month each family also receives a Baking Brite Box with all the ingredients to bake delicious, home-made family treats.

The Bridge

A telephone befriending support service in partnership with KT churches to support 18 – 65 yr olds struggling with effects of lockdown; referred to us by Staywell Social Prescribing team and Kingston Council.

Sisterhood Sanctuary

Partnering with Voice of Hope, the Sisterhood Sanctuary is open to all women, but is especially for those who have been through domestic violence, assault, abuse, and mental or physical health challenges.

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