We're aware that more and more people in our communities are struggling with the cost of living crisis. There are increasing numbers of people using food banks, and then facing the dilemma of how to afford the cost of the gas or electricity needed to cook that food.
As churches many of us are in a privileged position of having a building which we could open and heat and share with our communities to help relieve some of this burden. A number of our churches are already considering what they can offer by way of hospitality to their communities which will help not only with heat but also with food and fellowship. Take this initiative being run at Hucknall East Side Methodist Church as an example:
To help us think about how we can support our communities, the Mission and Community Engagement team in the Connexion are hosting a webinar on Monday 5th September at 7pm:
We'll see what this page becomes, but for now it is a space to share resources and templates for living out our faith in practical ways.