In the community

In the Community

In the Bible Jesus was asked what the most important commandment of the ten was. He answered with 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Matthew 22:37 & 38 (NIV). As followers of Christ we are called to love those around us. Therefore we do all we can to support our communities, locally and further a field. It is important to us to show people that we love them and that God loves them. Below are the activities we do to support the community and charities we partner with. 

 

We have three "Pop up Cafésrunning during the week. These are volunteers that serve tea, coffee, cake and/or biscuits completely free of charge. It's a place for you to socialise with others in the community and enjoy company. There is usually opportunity for you to donate some money if you feel like it but it is not required. There is one in Stoke Climsland Tuesdays 9am-12pm in the Stoke Climsland parish hall. On in Callington that meets in the Community centre on Coronation close, every Thursday 10am-12pm. Then one on Fridays for Upton Cross 2.30pm-4.30pm in the Linkinhorne parish hall, this is a great one to take children to as they have toys and activities for children to play with while you drink tea and eat cake!

 

We are very involved in the support of the Callington Foodbank. Rising cost of living, static incomes, changes to benefits, underemployment and unemployment have meant increasing numbers of people in the UK have hit a crisis that forces them to go hungry. As Christians, we are called to help – unequivocally – and that is why many local churches support and run the Callington Foodbank. Visit their website here for more information on what the Foodbank does and how you can support them, or if you are in need how they can support you. 

 

Caring in the community dosn't just mean for your local area, many of our members chose to sponsor a child that lives in an empoverished country through Compassion. This is a very rewarding opportunity where you can watch a child grow from proverty into a life they chose for themselves. You write letters to each other from many thousands of miles away and change the course of their little life with a small donation every month. For more information on how you can sponsor a child visit their website or watch the video below. 

 

The St. Petroc's Society provide accommodation, support, advice, training and resettlement services to the homeless in Cornwall. St. Petroc's does not just house those who are homeless they also support them in many other ways. They provide medical support, resources for those struggling with addiction, cold weather provention care and early intervention schemes. They actively search for those who are living on the street to help and support them as much as they can. They also provide a reporting service where you can contact them if you see someone sleeping rough. If you want to contact the regarding a rough sleeper call them on: 0300 500 0914 or visit www.streetlink.org.uk.

To find out more about St. Petroc's society visit their website: www.stpetrocs.org.uk

 

Shekinah mission is a charity specialising in recovery or for those seeking recovery. Whether that be from addiction, homelessness, offending behaviour or mental illness. They have a range of projects across a number of locations and provide safe space for people to develop their skills, regain their self-worth and go on to live independent and fulfilling lives. To find out more go to their website: www.shekinah.co.uk.