What does HOPE stand for?
HOPE is the PCC committee that focuses on Mission.
We raise funds and awareness for nominated charities both at HOME (here in the UK) and OVERSEAS. In PARTNERSHIP with these charities, as well as raising funds, we also seek to provide EDUCATION about their work.
We support two main charities, which may be national or international for a period of two years. Our two main charities in 2023 are:
CAP (Christians Against Poverty) In the UK, millions are living below the poverty line. Crushing debt and chronic low income are some of the main chains that hold them there. But we also experience the daily privilege of seeing people discover hope as they begin to work with CAP and their local church. Tens of thousands of lives have been positively impacted through the powerful combination of practical help, restorative church communities and Jesus’ love.
This is our new charity and part of the work this charity does is to teach farmers in Lesotho how to farm their land sustainably.
As well as our two main charities we will support several local charities with our £50 pots of hope donations.
We also provide POTS OF HOPE (£50 donations) to small, local charities in our community and support the work of The Children’s Society and Christian Aid.
Events for the next few coming months to look out for!
After our Harvest Lunch we have planned our Charity Christmas Card, this is an alternative way to pass on Christmas wishes to our church family. The card will be on display throughout Advent and you are invited to write your message on it and post your donation to our charities in the box. The charities supported by the card are Mountbatten Hampshire, The Society of St James and the Mission to Seafarers.
Looking ahead we have planned a Brunch in February 2024 and a Quiz and Curry evening in March 2024, we look forward to welcoming you at one or more of our events.