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Marlow Methodist Church (MMC) supports a number of charities, a few notes about some of these are listed below. If you would like to get involved in supporting these or other charities with the church or just to find out more, please pop in to see us.

 


Our focus charity this week

 

Christian Aid

www.christianaid.org.uk

 

The following is an extract from the Christian Aid website:

" We are a partnership of people, churches and local organisations committed to ending poverty worldwide. ...

We believe we can achieve even more when we team up with others, and so work alongside partners, donors and organisations to fight poverty and injustice. ...

We regularly run projects on behalf of governmental and other major donors, including UK Aid and the European Commission, and are active members of 30 networks promoting excellence in the delivery of humanitarian and development programmes ..."

 

The MMC community raise funds for Christian Aid with donation collections, raising awareness eg. through the Christian Aid week, and promoting and taking part in the annual sponsored walk.

 


 

Debt Advice Centre

River Church Maidenhead has operated a CAP (Christians Against Poverty) Debt Centre since 2018 and has now expanded the service to Marlow and Bourne End. CAP is a Christian charity with a mission to release families from poverty caused by debt. The charity worked with more than 29,000 people nationally and has seen a rise in cases during the pandemic. Visit www.capuk.org for more information.

 


 

Action for Children

www.actionforchildren.org.uk

 

The following is an extract from the Action for Children website:

"From before they are born until they are into their twenties, we help disadvantaged children across the UK.

We help them through fostering or adoption – and by intervening early to stop neglect and abuse. We make life better for children with disabilities. We influence policy and advocate for change. Our 7,000 staff and volunteers operate over 600 services, improving the lives of 370,000 children, teenagers, parents and carers every year. We succeed by doing what’s right, doing what’s needed, and doing what works for children. ...

From our origins running children's homes, our work has spanned three centuries, developing services for children that are proven to work. We work in partnership with other charities, local authorities and health services, and are supported by a team of experts and specialists. Evidence drives everything we do. "

 

Action For Children has been working  to change the lives of vulnerable children in the UK for 150 years.

 

The vision is that every child and young person in the UK has a safe and happy childhood and  the foundations they need to thrive. Action For Children does this by working closely with children and their families from before they are born until their twenties. 

 

In nurseries and children's centres expert staff make sure children get the best start in life.  Foster, adoption and modern residential services find children a loving home. Those who have been abused or neglected are protected, and help is given to children who care for others or find themselves homeless.  Young people are given the tools to look after their mental and emotional wellbeing.

 

Last year the charity reached 387,000 children, young people and families in the UK.

 

Action for Children have been helping the most vulnerable families across the UK during the coronavirus outbreak.

 

Before coronavirus hit, there were over 4 million children in the UK locked in poverty. During the outbreak vulnerable families in all of our communities reached breaking point and Action for Children has been doing all it can to help by supporting families to cover the cost of basic essentials, like food, nappies, cleaning products and gas and electricity.

 

If you are able and would like to make a donation to Action For Children please visit:

 

 www.actionforchildren.org.uk

 

where you can find out more about the impact the charity has on children, young people and their families.

 

The MMC community raise funds for Action for Children with home collecting boxes, Christmas card sales and meal events.

 


 


 Whitechapel Mission Whitechapel Methodist Mission - has cared for and fed homeless and destitute people in the east end of London since the 1870s - about three hundred people visit the mission every day for a cooked breakfast, shower, clean clothes ,and to talk to someone who cares about them.

 

Marlow Methodist Church outreach fund and some individual church members have been supporting the mission since 1992. Also an annual collection of clothes, toiletries and non-perishable food takes place at the end of each year.

 

During the Covid 19 pandemic some centres closed down and more people are visiting the mission for help. The staff team have been following government guidelines and have been coping well - the homeless are given a take away breakfast and a packed lunch (more than 100,000 free meals served during the pandemic).

 

Please pray for the staff and homeless at Whitechapel - for more information and to make a donation - visit  https://whitechapel.online

(or  www.whitechapel.org.uk )

 


 

 

 One Can - your help is requested please

 

One Can has been working particularly hard during the last 8-9 months to help those families across the area in desperate need of food during the pandemic. Many of the usual volunteers had to withdraw as they were over 70 and all the distribution points (like Marlow Methodist Church), were closed, so everything has been done by home delivery from the Wycombe Depot, with a new team of younger people.

 

There has been a large rise in the number of people being supported. In the week from the 3rd - 10th November 544 people were supported, 250 of whom were children. This represents a 143% increase over the pre-Covid figures. During October the total value of all the food supplied to clients reached £31,527. Food donations from the community, either directly or through Street Heroes account for about 90% of all the food used. So thank you for all your donations of food items, they are really appreciated. There were 130 volunteers and staff involved with the work and during October, volunteers gave 727 working hours!

 

- as at end Nov 2020

 

In place of the Reverse Advent Calendar this year, Christmas items of food have been collected to be made into hampers to give out to the food bank recipients in the first week of December. Many thanks to all who have contributed Christmassy items of food or toiletries for this project. The hamper will certainly be much appreciated.     

      

One Can have recently launched a new App on Google Play or Apple for your phone so that you can access currant “wants and needs” whilst out shopping.

 

Although the original "Meals from Marlow" scheme ended at the end of June, the new "Meals for Marlow" scheme is still operating as a permanent charity, headed by Tom Kerridge and All Saints Church, and we are very grateful that the One Can clients in Marlow are still being supported by this scheme providing meals twice a week where possible.

 

Thank you for continuing to support the One Can Trust. If you would like to know more or if you would like to offer support please refer to the website on how to donate - https://onecantrust.org.uk  or give me a call.

 Jackie 481296

 

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Wycombe Homeless Connection

www.wyhoc.org.uk

 

The following is an extract from the Wycombe Homeless Connection website:

" At Wycombe Homeless Connection, we help homeless people rebuild their lives. We assist them to climb out of the homelessness trap and take their place back in the community.

You could say we fight injustice. Or you could say we help individuals overcome the housing shortage, the unintended consequences of government policies, unwise life choices, poverty, poor health, bad upbringing, complex bureaucracy … it’s quite a list.

Either way: with the help of a small dedicated staff and an army of local volunteers, we help homeless people overcome the obstacles they face in finding or keeping accommodation and achieving stability."

 

The MMC community raise funds for Wycombe Homeless Connection and visit the centre to provide listening ears,  help and support.

 

... see also further down this page in the 'Some of our weekly focus charities ...' section
 


 

Our church is a collection point for One Can donations.
More information at  www.onecantrust.org.uk

 


 

Happy Children's Home, Nepal

Children of Happy Childrens Home

 

A home and school for children in Nepal.

Happy Children's Home was founded by Sukbahdur and his wife Bhimawati in 1996. That was the same year that Paddy returned to Nepal, having been based in Kathmandu in the early 1970s, and visited Sukbahdur who had been his driver back then. It was this encounter that resulted in Paddy committing to support the Children's Home and later MMC broadening this support.

The Home remains a small family - based project. The Home Manager is himself someone who has been brought up in the home and both Swarnim and his wife Mamata are wonderfully dedicated to giving the 16 residential and 6 non-residential children the best start in life possible.

It is a real privilege to be able to help the Home.

 

The MMC community raise funds for the Children's Home and visit the home in Nepal - all who visit come back exhausted, but full of praise.

 


 

Some of our weekly focus charities are featured below:


 

 MMC has supported the Naval & Military Bible Society (NMBS) for many years. Our allegiance is not just because it is the oldest Bible Society in the world, but because of our close links with HM Forces and particularly the RAF. The Society's declared mission is to provide Bibles and scriptural material for use by the armed forces, cadet units and merchant marine seafarers. All such literature is given at no cost, though donations are welcome. For full details, please go to  www.nmbs.org.uk.

 


 

Methodist Church World Mission Fund

this supports a number of mission and education programmes administered through global relationships.

Information can be found at www.methodist.org.uk/ ... /world-mission-fund

 


 

 www.wycombeyfc.org.uk

 

Wycombe Youth for Christ base their work on prayer.  The team, led by Erica Holt, sends us a weekly update on their activities so that we are able to pray for them at our weekly 10.30am prayer meeting on Saturdays. The Church support them financially as do some of our members.

Over the years they have built up strong links with schools in the Wycombe area and are seeking to reconnect with them despite Covid-19.  They support and encourage after-school clubs, Christian Unions, school staff, and families by offering a variety of free resources on their website.  They have now been invited to lead Zoom school assemblies.

The team build up strong links with their supporters and volunteers through prayer, offering help and displaying generosity of spirit.

 


 

www.allwecan.org.uk

All We Can is an international development and emergency relief organisation, that aims to focus on those in greatest need. It is inspired by Christian principles, and is an integral part of the Methodist family.


All We Can helps find solutions to poverty by engaging with local people and organisations in some of the world’s poorest communities to end the suffering caused by inequality and injustice.  www.allwecan.org.uk

 


 

  Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is a Christian organisation operating 26 programmes in developing countries to reach the world’s forgotten people - those living out of sight, out of mind and out of hope. With land access denied by inaccessible terrain - due to natural disaster, war or economic crisis - thousands of communities are completely isolated.

 

Operating 138 light aircraft, MAF’s pilots fly into more than 1,400 remote destinations.

Whether landing in deserts or jungles, on lakes, rivers, tracks or roads, MAF planes transport essential medical care, food, water, relief teams and church workers to those in desperate need.

 

Each flight carries practical help, spiritual hope and physical healing to thousands of men, women and children for whom flying is not a luxury but a lifeline.

MAF is flying for life

 

Corona virus has had a major impact on MAF’s work, especially in Africa where flights have been reduced by approximately 80% as many countries have put severe restrictions on flying.

Please pray for MAF’s continued ability to serve it's people.

 

Marlow Methodist Church Outreach fund and some individual Church members have been supporting MAF for many years.

 

If you wish to know more about MAF’s very important work around the world or wish to contribute, please visit their website -

www.maf-uk.org

Tim Dennis

 


 


 Whitechapel Mission Whitechapel Methodist Mission - has cared for and fed homeless and destitute people in the east end of London since the 1870s - about three hundred people visit the mission every day for a cooked breakfast, shower, clean clothes ,and to talk to someone who cares about them.

 

Marlow Methodist Church outreach fund and some individual church members have been supporting the mission since 1992. Also an annual collection of clothes, toiletries and non-perishable food takes place at the end of each year.

 

During the Covid 19 pandemic some centres closed down and more people are visiting the mission for help. The staff team have been following government guidelines and have been coping well - the homeless are given a take away breakfast and a packed lunch (more than 100,000 free meals served during the pandemic).

 

Please pray for the staff and homeless at Whitechapel - for more information and to make a donation - visit  https://whitechapel.online

(or  www.whitechapel.org.uk )

 

 


 

 The Peace and Hope Trust The Peace and Hope Trust

www.peaceandhope.org.uk

A charity with a Christian ethos working amongst poor and marginalised communities in Nicaragua since 1996.

 

Many volunteers, including young people from our church, have caught the vision to help a country that is regularly affected by natural disasters,hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods and now this terrible virus. It is one of the neediest in the Western Hemisphere.

 

At the moment they ask for prayer for church members who are visiting the ill-equipped hospitals offering support, Christian love, food and basic hygiene kits.
More information can be found at    www.peaceandhope.org.uk


Their motto, "Sympathy is no substitute for action" David Livingstone

 


 

 One Can

see above (select here)

 



 The Leprosy Mission

Every two minutes, someone is diagnosed with leprosy. That's more than 200,000 new cases a year. Although it is curable, millions of people worldwide are living with the effects of the disease, from physical disability to mental health problems, poverty and discrimination.

 

Please visit www.leprosymission.org.uk for information and/or to donate.

 

Here is a message from Chris Stratta who led our online worship earlier this year -

'I’m getting in touch to say thank you so much to you all at Marlow Methodist Church and the other churches in the circuit for your support of ‘Hospital Heroes’, the remarkable staff at Mawlamyine Christian Leprosy Hospital in Myanmar, back in May.

The staff and patients would like to thank you, so we have produced a short video that includes personal messages of thanks from all of them to all of you. After all, you are their heroes too!'
The video can be watched on YouTube here

 



 Christian Aid

www.christianaid.org.uk

When crisis arrived on our doorsteps this year, neighbourly love helped us through.  Could you and your neighbours help more communities still facing crisis around the world?

 

Communities living in poverty face crisis every day, but neighbourly love is powerful.

 

With your support, vulnerable communities are joining forces with their neighbours to overcome crisis together.

Extract from Christian Aid website - Autumn Appeal

 

Christian Aid hosted a Service of Reflection on Wednesday 4th November - a recording of this - can be viewed here

 


 

 Embrace the Middle East. 

 www.embraceme.org

For over 150 years this charity has worked and still continues to work with Christian communities in Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Iraq and Syria.  Marlow Methodist has supported them for many years.


While we in UK are trying to manage and eventually recover from the covid -19 pandemic, Embrace is encouraging us to remember their partners living under occupation in the West Bank and Gaza. In particular their appeal for urgent healthcare in Gaza.  For communities who lack access to basic healthcare, the impact of Coronavirus has the potential to be catastrophic.
To donate please see their website  www.embraceme.org


On a more positive side they  see this situation is in fact, " an opportunity to spread the message of reconciliation, peace and conflict resolution."


Thanks are given that Palestinian and Israeli, Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities have come together to support one another in prayer and action both in Bethlehem and Jerusalem. It is good to see local churches in East Jerusalem and the West Bank trying to steer the community through this storm.


Please continue to pray for the Middle East with all its difficulties.

 


 

 Wycombe Homeless Connection

www.wyhoc.org.uk

- incorporating Wycombe Winter Night Shelter.

Wycombe Homeless Connection is a local charity that gives help to those who are homeless or face homelessness.  

In your prayers this week please pray for those who find themselves homeless for whatever reason.   In particular give thanks that during Lockdown homeless people in Wycombe have been found accommodation of their own thanks to the generosity of the local community and Government help.  

Please also pray for the current work of the WHC staff team as they plan ahead to address the needs of homeless people in uncertain circumstances  -   to enable previously rough sleepers to stay off the streets following the Lockdown  -  to assist those threatened with eviction to find appropriate alternatives  -  and to help those with physical and mental health issues to find appropriate assistance.

first published 12-July-20

For details of how to get involved and/or how to donate please go to the website - www.wyhoc.org.uk

 

 

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