Many Churches in this area are opening their doors to offer community activities or a Warm Welcome Space during the current cost of living crisis. These facilities at the heart of each community provide material and spiritual support and hope to anyone but especially to the most vulnerable in our neighbourhood every week.
The need for such venues goes beyond the cold winter months and several of these churches have now started to work together facilitated by the team at Faithworks. They have agreed to create a new provision for the community with the following simple vision: “Churches and Christians working together across BCP providing safe places to prayerfully offer Practical help, Positive relationships, and Purposeful activities across the week.”
We have named this the We’re Here Network:
When you feel no one understands, you are not sure who cares, when you don’t know which way to turn, we’re here. When you are struggling to pay the bills, you feel lonely, you’re homeless or you’re hungry, we’re here.
The network has the following aims:
- Provide safe welcoming spaces for those facing hard times to find friendship, support and hope all across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole every day of the week.
- Support the valuable work of the volunteers across all denominations through sharing of experiences, resources, coaching sessions and good news stories.
- Link church venues with local referral agencies to bring practical support to those facing a crisis.
Find out more below to see if your church would like to join.