Hutton Community Centre
Reopened in 2014, after refurbishment by Brentwood Council, a long-term lease was awarded to Hutton Community Centre CIO in July 2016, and Hope Church is a partner in this project.
We believe Hutton Community Centre presents a fantastic resource at the heart of our community providing activities for all ages. Along with the other partners, we are committed to seeing it prosper as a vibrant community hub, catering for all sorts of needs in our area. The flourishing Youth Club started in September 2017.
Lighthouse Furniture Project Ltd.
An organisation formed to support the disadvantaged by selling furniture which has been donated and repaired for re-use. Complete house furnishing (often at the request of social services) includes beds and bedding, sofas and chairs, china, cookers, washing machines and refrigerators, as well as small electrical goods such as kettles and toasters, all of which have been repaired and PAT tested by their team of trained staff. Without this support, many families would be sleeping on bare boards. For more information visit their website www.lighthousefurniture.org
Christians Against Poverty (CAP)
Anyone needing debt advice should make a personal free call to 0800 328 0006, where they will be directed to help based on their Post Code. Brentwood CAP Debt Centre is run in partnership with Sawyers Church Brentwood. Eve Rodgers is the Debt Centre Manager and covers postcodes CM13, CM14 and CM15. If you are interested in supporting the work of CAP by becoming a befriender, please contact Eve Rodgers at [email protected]
Make Lunch is a network of churches and community groups across the UK who open up during school holidays to provide meals for children who are eligible for Free School Meals in term time. There are 1.2 million children registered for this service at school, many of whom rely on these meals as their main or, in extreme cases, only meal of the day, but when school stops for the holidays, so does the food. Hope Community Church partners with Make Lunch in providing this. If you would like to help, contact [email protected]
Even in our fairly wealthy area, there are many families who just do not have enough money to live on and the Foodbank organisation plays a key role in keeping them alive. As a church we actively support Foodbank, and many donations go to the central distribution centres. The support comes from many churches throughout the borough.
Brentwood Schools Christian Worker Trust
The aim of Brentwood Schools Christian Worker Trust (BSCWT) is to serve school communities by providing Christian learning and support through our team of staff and volunteers. BSCWT organise assemblies, provide aid in RE and PSHE teaching, run clubs and special projects such as Christmas and Easter events, as well as preparation courses for classes about to move to secondary school. Hope Church supports the trust financially. For more details visit their website www.bscwt.org
Hope Church supports Tearfund, which is a leading relief and development charity. Tearfund works in partnership with Christian agencies and churches worldwide to tackle the causes and effects of poverty.
WE’RE CHRISTIANS PASSIONATE ABOUT ENDING POVERTY.
We’re following Jesus where the need is greatest, working with local churches to unlock people’s potential and helping them to discover that the answer to poverty is within themselves. When disasters strike, we respond quickly. We won’t stop until poverty stops.
Hope Church is registered as a Fairtrade church and we encourage members to use Fairtrade products where possible. What is Fairtrade? With Fairtrade you have the power to change the world every day.
With simple shopping choices, you can get farmers a better deal. And that means they can make their own decisions, control their futures and lead the dignified life everyone deserves.
Hope Church supports Christian Aid in its humanitarian work around the globe. For more information visit their website :-http://www.christianaid.org.uk