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Love Southend, Southend Street Pastors & Partners at the Knife Angel, Southend-on-Sea

Love Southend, Southend Street Pastors & Partners at the Knife Angel, Southend-on-Sea

The Love Southend and Southend Street Pastors Team had an amazing, although wet afternoon on Sunday 7 July at the Knife Angel Monument located in Southend High Street outside the Odeon.

It was our privilege to volunteer for Southend-on-Sea City Council and the Community Safety Team and engage with families and young people who visited the Knife Angel.

The Team gave out leaflets containing Knife Angel Facts as well as white ribbon to tie to the railings around the Angel. This symbolises hope and peace the opposite to aggression and violence.

We also manned a Reflective Area for visitors, where time was given to reflective crafting and prayers if visitors wished to. Children also had the option of making a peace dove. Many fruitful conversations were had.

We engaged with about 200 families and young people in total, with a Team of 15 volunteers over 3 hours.

The Love Southend and Southend Street Pastors Team will be back on Sunday 21st July 1pm to 4pm, so do come along and see us or volunteer by emailing Avril Richards at southendprayerpastors@gmail.com

A Jesus-centred book offer

A Jesus-centred book offer

Southend Baptist minister Ivan King writes: It has been humbling to see some of the ways in which my book, Bruno & Other Friends, has been welcomed – and by all kinds of people. Bereavement groups, reading groups, Christians and not-yet-believers. If any Southend reading group, leadership team or housegroup is looking for a Jesus-centred… Continue Reading

Southend Street Pastors urgently need Trustees

Southend Street Pastors urgently need Trustees

Southend Street Pastors urgently need Trustees to assist us in becoming a charity in our own right. Please see our website www.southendstreetpastors.org for lots of information about the team and what they do. If you are interested, please contact John Levitt (our Co-Ordinator) at southend@streetpastors.org.uk asap. Many thanks. John Simmons, Chair, Southend Street Pastors Continue Reading

Jobs: Southend Foodbank are looking for a Community Fundraiser

Jobs: Southend Foodbank are looking for a Community Fundraiser

Southend Foodbank is part of the Trussell Trust network of foodbanks. The charity began in November 2013 and we have 8 distribution centres across Southend and Rochford. In the last year we provided over 20,000 food parcels. We are looking to recruit a community fundraiser to support our growing operations. Job Title: Community Fundraiser Responsible… Continue Reading

Volunteer: Cook for Southend Vineyard Storehouse Community Cafe and Foodbank needed

Volunteer: Cook for Southend Vineyard Storehouse Community Cafe and Foodbank needed

There is a volunteering opportunity for a cook at The Storehouse based in Queensway Southend at the Community Cafe and Food Bank. Anyone who has the ability to prepare hot meals for our clients and is interested in working in a desperately needed and satisfying environment should contact Steve Currell via email on: operations_manager@southendvineyard.org.uk Continue Reading

Volunteer Opportunity: Van Driver Needed for for The Storehouse Community Cafe & Foodbank

Volunteer Opportunity: Van Driver Needed for for The Storehouse Community Cafe & Foodbank

Southend Vineyard are urgently seeking volunteers to drive the Vauxhall Vivaro collections van for The Storehouse Community Cafe & Foodbank in Queensway, Southend and collect donations from various supermarkets across the city. For details please contact Steve Currell on email via email: operations_manager@southendvineyard.org.uk Thank you. Continue Reading

Southend Christian Bookshop Offers Affordable New Living Translation Life Application Study Bibles

Southend Christian Bookshop Offers Affordable New Living Translation Life Application Study Bibles

Southend Christian Bookshop are offering a hardback study Bible with a very readable font size at a special price of £23.99 against its normal retail price of £33.50. Visit us to see for yourself! Features of the NLT Student Life Application Study Bible in hardback include:• 27,000+ study notes• a reading guide that traces the… Continue Reading

Leigh-on-Sea Salvation Army host Love Southend’s March worship and prayer for the city morning

Leigh-on-Sea Salvation Army host Love Southend’s March worship and prayer for the city morning

Love Southend is grateful to Rob and Clare Davis for welcoming us to Leigh-on-Sea Salvation Army for our March worship and city prayer morning this month. It was so good to meet from different churches, sense God’s presence in worship, and pray with an awareness of Jesus’ love and lordship into various needs and situations… Continue Reading