News & Updates (Page 3)

Shelter Update

Another good evening at the shelter this week again with almost a ‘full house’. It is good to be getting to know some of a guests a bit better. One guest started a job on Friday which is good news and we pray for success in this and that it may lead to a more settled future. The needs of the men are very varied; all are vulnerable in many different ways. Please keep them in your prayers. Thank you…

A letter from our minister

This post was originally part of the circuit newsletter. Dear friends, It was almost annoying to be bombarded with constant reminders via emails; texts; billboards; television and radio adverts about “Black Friday”, It didn’t surprise me when a twelve year old asked me to explain what “Black Friday” was all about. It is obvious that something had caught the attention of this youngster; also it was obvious that they youngster was very ignorant about what it was referring to. I…

JMA Service

In October at the annual Bell Road JMA service 21 children and young people were presented with their awards at a very special service led by Revd Barbara McIntivey. A grand total of over a thousand pounds had been collected – very well done! Even better was the news afterwards that 5 new collectors are now joining the group. There should be record totals next year!

Acting for Justice

This post was originally a guest post on the JPIT blog by Naomi. The original can be found here. Bell Road Methodist Church in Hounslow has a long history of social action; each year, members stuff envelopes for a local homelessness charity and join with other churches in the area to help run a homeless shelter during the winter months. But just over a year ago, the church family decided that it wasn’t enough simply to provide food and shelter…