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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

Call for entries to ArtStreams Exhibition

Call for entries to ArtStreams Exhibition

ArtStreams are looking for local people to submit pieces of their own artwork, poetry, or maybe sculpture to them for their art exhibition. The theme is on forgiveness and grace, but your art piece is yours to decide how or what you do. If you would like to submit something please do so before the… Continue Reading

It’s official – Love Southend is registered as a charity!

It’s official – Love Southend is registered as a charity!

Love Southend has been undergoing the process of applying for charitable status and this week following our response to a number of detailed questions from the Charity Commissioners our application to register as a charity was accepted. Our charitable purposes are 3-fold: the relief of those in need; the advancement of the Christian religion and… Continue Reading

Local Police Community Meetings across the Borough

Local Police Community Meetings across the Borough

The Local Community Meeting is an opportunity to come and voice local issues to the Police. They are represented by the area Sergeant. The Police provide an update and then there is an opportunity for everyone to ask questions about their concerns. It can be useful for Christians to attend as it keeps us updated… Continue Reading

Hundreds visit church installation of transparent silhouettes of Remembrance

Hundreds visit church installation of transparent silhouettes of Remembrance

Hundreds have visited an installation of silhouettes of fallen British soldiers linked to Leigh Road Baptist Church (LRBC). The stories of these serviceman has been on display for visitors from the community at the home of Leigh Road Baptist Church, Leigh-on-Sea from Saturday 10th to Wednesday 14th November. The ‘There But Not There’ installation was… Continue Reading

Intern opportunity in Southend with Church from Scratch

Intern opportunity in Southend with Church from Scratch

Church From Scratch have 8-12 month intern opportunities in Southend to work with CFS – a church with 16 year proven track record working with marginalised communities. You will work with the existing church; Shared Space social enterprise which we founded; and our community initiatives. Building up your skills and experience. You will gain hands-on… Continue Reading