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 bedding, 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.
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. For further information go to https://brentwood.foodbank.org.uk/locations/
Brentwood Schools Christian Worker Trust
Since 1991, the primary and secondary schools of Brentwood Borough have had the support of the Brentwood Schools Christian Worker Trust (BSCWT). Its aim 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.
The 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. See more at http://www.tearfund.org
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.