Mission and Outreach 

Team Leader: Keith Croxton

Please pray for the MOG meeting on October 29th as they consider the final distribution of the 2020 church tithe.

The Centre opened as planned on September 1st but a number of hirers could not start because of the new government restrictions. Give thanks for the four who have been able to start and for the church initiatives also running out of The Centre. Give thanks for Bob, for his faithful oversight of The Centre.

The Food Bank has quietened down over the past six weeks, but a further surge is expected as the furlough scheme ends in October and the new restrictions begin to bite. Please pray for those in our community who will lose their jobs and face financial challenges. Pray also for the small businesses and shop owners in town who are struggling to survive. Give thanks that the Food Bank finances are in good shape and ready to face whatever comes next. Please continue to pray for our dedicated team of shoppers, for Mike & Christine, our telephone coordinators and for Beverley and Anne running the food bank store.

Pray for Brian and Ann Hubbard as they launch KickStart a new program from Buckingham Parish Church to help you move forward in life during and after Covid lockdown. It covers issues like living on a low income, finding a job, dealing with life-affecting habits, and mental health matters such as anxiety and dealing with loss. Pray that people would sign up for this helpful course.

Sue Fox, 08/12/2019