Care for the Family seeks to strengthen family life and help those who face family difficulties. Their work focusses on the UK and the Isle of Man, but increasingly through digital technology, they are reaching a wider audience.
They work primarily in the following areas of family life: marriage, parenting and bereavement. Their aim is to be accessible to every family whatever their circumstances and to create resources and support that are preventative, evidence-based and easy to apply.
Church Pastoral Aid Society
Scripture Union is a charity committed to inviting children to explore Jesus. They do this in a variety of ways, such as school based Christian Unions, producing Bible notes and running Christian activity holidays.
Transform Europe Network (TEN) is a Christian charity working in 12 countries, mainly in Eastern Europe, through 60 partner organisations and pastors to engage in church based holistic mission - evangelism, church planting, social action, humanitarian aid and education. A copy of TEN's interesting and commendably simple impact report can be found at Impact Report.
Southend Food Bank don't think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That's why they provide three days nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. They are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks,replicas relojes supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
We, as a church, support the local distribution centre at Hawkwell Baptist Church by gifts of food and some of our members are involved in the distribution centre itself.
Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child
For many years we as a congregation packed shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Several church members then helped at the Rayleigh Depot sorting the boxes ready for them to be sent to under privileged children around the world.
In 2020 due to Covid restrictions we became a pop up, drop off centre in Emmanuel Church Hall accepting packed boxes from the community. This proved to be so successful that in 2021 we were asked by the organisers to repeat it on a grander scale. Our site was put on the O.C.C. web site so we received shoeboxes direct from businesses and the public and from a wider area.