Due to increasing fuel and food costs, many are struggling to make ends meets and this winter will be a significant challenge. To meet people at their point of need and as a demonstration of the practical love of Jesus, we are pleased to announce a new initiative starting next Saturday, the Signpost Big Breakfast.
Based at Ashcroft Church, from 9.30am we will be offering a range of hot food and drinks, at no charge, to the vulnerable and marginalised in the community.
This is the latest addition in what has proved to be a busy year with key developments including:-
1. Moving to Ashcroft Church to accommodate growing numbers to our Monday evening ‘drop in’ allowing us to sit down and eat together, sharing in fellowship. Numbers currently average around 40.
2. The introduction of our advice point to anyone wanting help, including our own Signpost guides on subjects such as ‘managing your money’ and ‘help with debt’.
3. During the summer, we had a day trip to Weston-Super-Mare and later a BBQ in St. Michael’s Recreation Park attracting around 50 people on each occasion.
4. This autumn we trialled a weekly Bible study group that proved successful and is now set up on an on-going weekly basis.
We are thankful to Simon Brigham of GEAR, who comes over every fortnight, to help those with a potential housing crisis. Sue Price, Ashcroft’s family worker, who has recently joined us to help with the young children. To Reverend Carrie Seaton for making straight paths, granting every request to use Ashcroft Church with enthusiasm and support.
Underpinning all of this has been a huge amount of prayer ensuring that the Lord is kept at the centre of everything that happens. Attached is our latest newsletter, that we hope you find of interest.
With very best wishes
Juliette and Graham Harris
Signpost – Destination Hope for All