Christian Outreach Activities
If we are going to carry the message as a church we must contribute positively to the community and provide the community with something they want.
We regularly meet community members through outreach activities.
We support organisations that are helping those in need such as Foodbank. We also run community activities within the church, such as Messy Church.
Just Enjoy Outreach
We started our outreach work to passers-by right outside the church. It began with workmen fitting traffic lights on the corner by giving them bacon rolls and a cup of tea. This lead to giving out hot-cross buns at Easter, mince pies at Christmas and a fruit and cereal bar at harvest time. We offer a little flyer with church activities on it and a statement saying Just Enjoy.
Street Church has been running for a little over ten years and was started by Longton Fellowship of Christian Churches. We are present in a supermarket car park if shoppers wish to engage in conversation then we will ask them if they have any prayer concerns. More information about Street Church.
Messy Church is a form of church for children and adults that involves creativity, celebration and hospitality. We run four sessions a year between 3pm and 5pm on a Sunday. The final two dates for Messy Church this year are 23 September and 16 December, and dates for 2019 will follow.
The Church Calendar can be used to remind yourself of the dates of our next sessions or follow our Facebook page for Messy Church updates. More information about Messy Church.
We have supported and contributed to the Foodbank service from the outset. Each week several bags of food are donated by members of our church, which are taken to the main Foodbank distribution area in Blurton. See Foodbank Support for more information about how Foodbank works and how to donate Foodbank items to us.