Church Link News: February 2015
Welcome to our first edition of 2015! As this newsletter reaches your inbox, Church congregations around the UK will be turning their collective thoughts to those people in our communities who are homeless or at severe risk of becoming homeless. This Homeless Sunday we ask you to pray for our Alabaré Homes and Services, and also our fantastic staff and volunteers who make such an amazing positive difference to vulnerable people's lives.
Plus, it's time to sign up for our 2015 Sleep Outs!!
Homeless Sunday: Winter Appeal
The cold, wet and windy weather has set in now, and it's likely to stay with us for some months to come. This Homeless Sunday, please help us by donating goods or by making a financial donation towards our Drop In Centres which offer daytime shelter, food and support to people who are homeless including those living on the streets.Click here to find out how you can help...
Homeless Sunday feature
A song to raise the spirits...
By Rev'd Keith Thomasson, Alabaré Senior Chaplain
Spirituality, it seems, is increasingly in the spotlight, including in the homeless sector with the recent release of the Lemos and Crane Report:Lost and Found. At Alabaré Christian Care and Support what it means to be spiritual is also up for discussion. Staff, volunteers, resident and service users are encouraged to express their spirituality in a myriad of different ways.
In late 2014, a group of staff and volunteers from the charity’s Head Office in Salisbury, came together with staff and residents from across their region to create an emotive and original song. Click here to read more...
Alabaré's 2015 Sleep Outs - Sign up now!!
It's that time of year again! Dust off your sleeping bags and help support Alabaré to make a real difference in the lives of people who have no home or warm bed each night. We have confirmed venues of Salisbury Cathedral, The United Church Trowbridge and King Arthur's Hall Andover, all of which you can sign up for today. We would also love to hear from you if your church would like to host a Sleep Out for us, or if you have children who are interested in doing a Sleep Over in aid of Alabaré. Click here to find out more...
New Year, new career?
Come along to our Recruitment Fair at Riverside House on Wednesday 28th January to find out more about rewarding careers at our fantastic charity. Click here to read more....
Dick Whittington - Friday 20th February
Don't miss our 2015 pantomime, written and performed by Alabaré's Happy Mondays Writing Workshop Group. The show starts at 7pm at St. Mark's Church in Salisbury. Click here for ticket details.
A huge thank you to all those amazing supporters who gave donations of presents, goods and their time over the festive period, and helped make Christmas a special time for our residents.
Please keep in your prayers...
Our Wiltshire Drop In Centres, providing daytime shelter, food and support to people living on our streets