Tagged with: social action

Holidays and Hope

Chloe Wang |

In August 2017, with the support from ChristChurch London’s South Service, I went to Romania and volunteered for a week with a charity, Hospices of Hope. The team that I was part of worked together to create a memorable holiday...

Compassion: Stories from Rwanda

Tim Frisby |

In September Tim Frisby, our Social Action Coordinator, and Joel Wade, our East Service leader, travelled to Rwanda to visit the Compassion projects that ChristChurch London support. We asked Tim to tell us about the trip. My wife Jacs and...

Fully Alive: The Kingdom - Luke 4:14-22

Jo Wells |

As we turn to the New Testament, we read of Jesus, the true image bearer, who announces the arrival of God’s Kingdom. In this talk, Jo looks at how the message of the Kingdom results in freedom and renewal.

A Place to Crash

Melanie Mackay |

Melanie and her Connect Group have spent the last few months volunteering to provide shelter and support for some of London’s most vulnerable people. During a brainstorming session in October last year, a few people from the North London Connect...

Bubbles, Puzzles and Syria’s Children

Hannah Joy |

Last year CCL member Hannah Joy left London for Turkey, to work with Syrian refugees who have been forced to flee their homes. She sent us an update on what’s it’s been like. It’s hard to believe that I left...

Under the Radar: Working on the Frontline of the International Justice Mission

Tim Frisby |

John* worked as a bouncer at University then became a police officer, ending up in the Crime Squad of the Met Police. For the last few years he has worked as a private bodyguard. Next month he is moving to...

Swim for West Papua

ChristChurch London |

Joel Evans is going for a really long swim. In this article, he explains why it’s part of a mission to bring social justice to an oppressed people. Swim for West Papua In August this year, I and 5 of...

Serving the Homeless

Helen Howells |

London is one of the most dynamic and vibrant cities in the world and the West End of London in particular, is renowned worldwide as a hub for entertainment, leisure and shopping. This area of London receives over 17 million...

International Justice Mission

Tim Frisby |

This last Sunday we remembered the life of William Wilberforce, someone who spent his life working alongside people around the world to see slavery and the slave trade abolished throughout the British Empire. We then announced that we have made...

Mama Bear

Lizzie Salway |

My Mum is one of my closest friends. She is friendly, funny and kind. At first, however, my Mum can seem retiring and shy. She isn’t someone who asserts herself, with one noticeable exception: if someone hurt or threatened her...

Clever Cloggs

Emma Sawers |

I believe that when children receive a solid education, they have the opportunity to achieve their potential in later life. There seems to be so much inequality in education at the moment and often children from refugee families or from...

An Art Group for Asylum Seekers

Hannah Joy |

Hannah Joy is part of a team running an art group for Asylum Seekers. We were recently able to provide some financial support, to help them purchase art materials. Here Hannah explains a bit about the group and some of...

Welcome to the Island of Misfit Toys

Raphael Arthur |

I love films. One of my favourite films is Perks of Being a Wallflower. I do not consider myself a wallflower in the slightest but I think the film has something that everyone can identify with. The search for friendship....

Love in Action

ChristChurch London |

We love this city and are committed to making it a great place to live, by working for its spiritual, social and cultural renewal. This video highlights just a few ways in which individuals and groups are seeking to make...

How to Love a Community

Werner Joubert |

Just under a year ago, God put a desire in the hearts of a group of us to invest in our community. We didn’t know what that looked like, but knew we wanted to start a Connect Group that focused...

FoodCycle: An Interview with Kelvin Cheung

Kelvin Cheung |

Kelvin Cheung is the founder of FoodCycle, a charity that seeks to combine volunteers, surplus food and spare kitchen spaces to create tasty, nutritious meals for people at risk of food poverty and social isolation. We caught up with Kelvin...

Nehemiah: Nehemiah 5:1-19

Andy Tilsley |

Nehemiah, concerned that people are being mistreated, challenges the officials about the way they are exploiting the poor. In the fifth week of our series, Andy looks at the role we have to play in caring for those in need,...

Collaborate

John Archer |

Collaborate: (v) to work, one with another; cooperate, especially to produce or create something The definition is self-explanatory. And yet, I would argue, it is the most challenging part of the Everything Matters mandate. It is also the most vital,...

Stand Alone Talks: Vision 2012

David Stroud |

A new year is a perfect time to take stock, look back at the achievements of the previous year, and look forward to all that the next year has in store. On this, our Vision Sunday, David Stroud will unpack...

Foodbank

Tim Frisby |

For people on low incomes, a sudden crisis – redundancy, benefit delay, illness or even an unexpected bill – can mean going hungry. Every day parents skip meals to feed their children and people are forced to choose between paying...

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