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Children and young people in Southend-on-Sea are in real need of loving homes

Children and young people in Southend-on-Sea are in real need of loving homes

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has asked the churches in the borough to make their congregations aware of the dire need for new loving foster families. Nationally the number of children taken into care has increased by 25% over the last decade and so there are many vulnerable children in need of good people who will care for them in their time of need.

There are two evening events planned for those who might be interested to find out more – with absolutely no expectations/commitment at this stage. Local Christian foster parents will be there to share their experiences, Southend Council will also be there to explain the need and answer questions of process, and the Christian Charity “Home for Good”, that support Christian foster families, will also participate in the evenings. We would love to see you there.

16th May 2019, 7.30pm – Southend Christian Fellowship, 600 Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2PT
20th May 2019, 7.30pm – Leigh Road Baptist Church, Marguerite Drive, Leigh-on-Sea SS9 1NN

Both events fall in “Foster Care Fortnight”

James 1:27
What God the Father considers to be pure and genuine religion is this: to take care of orphans and widows in their suffering.

Mothers Day Prayer

Local Women Flourish at Conference

Local Women Flourish at Conference

How can it be? Another year has flown by and here we are again at the Crowstone Christian Centre, on 20th October 2012, to celebrate the 8th consecutive Flourish Conference for Women, as organised by Kalbi Massey of Avanti Ministries.

The theme for this year was ‘Remain Steadfast in God’ and the core scripture was Isaiah 26:3..

‘You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.’

Opening prayers were powerfully led by several women who prayed in their native tongue from countries including Ghana, India, Malaysia, Nigeria and England. Continue Reading

Churches offer winter beds for rough sleepers

Churches offer winter beds for rough sleepers

Church groups and a homeless charity are joining forces with the Council to help rough sleepers in search of a roof over their heads during the winter months.

Seven churches in the Borough will throw open their doors to offer sleeping facilities and hot food to those in need from November to January. Continue Reading

Hundreds seen queing for church in Leigh-on-Sea

Hundreds seen queing for church in Leigh-on-Sea

POPULAR Christian band Phatfish and singer Lou Fellingham hit the right notes when more than 230 people packed into Leigh Road Baptist Church to experience the final leg of The Jesus Tour.

The Sunday service took on a whole new meaning as worship music combined with award-winning stunning visuals depicting the life of Jesus took over the Sanctuary last weekend. Continue Reading

Rayleigh Baptist Church FC Secure the Double

Rayleigh Baptist Church FC Secure the Double

It seems that every season in the Southend Churches Football League (SCFL), there is one team that dominates the competition, both in league and cup.  2011/12 was the turn of Rayleigh Baptist Church FC who, having won the league by a distance, ran out 3-1 winners against Shoebury Baptist Church FC in the SCFL Cup Final on the 8 May 2012 at Southchurch Park Arena, to claim their first league and cup double. Continue Reading