Presentation on theme: "Ch aplaincy A bout t own Chaplaincy About Town Ltd in Weston-super-Mare Reg. Charity No. 1101541."— Presentation transcript:
Ch aplaincy A bout t own Chaplaincy About Town Ltd in Weston-super-Mare Reg. Charity No. 1101541
what? The aim of ChA t is to put the gospel into action by providing a Christian presence among the shopkeepers, staff and customers of Weston Town Centre
aims… to offer friendship and a listening ear to those of all faiths and none to point those in need to an appropriate local agency - such as Somewhere to Go, Citizens Advice, Woodspring Deposit Guarantee Board, etc. or to a church if they so wish to contribute to the life of the town with ethical, personal and spiritual issues based on Christian principles to build bridges between church and society to encourage the pursuit of the highest values for self and society to make visible Gods love and concern for many people in diverse situations.
who? ChA t is led by a half-time chaplain, assisted by a team of volunteers
Volunteers are recruited and trained from churches of Weston. Each day two work as a pair (preferably mixed gender), touring the streets and shops wearing sweatshirt type uniforms with the ChA t Logo for recognition. They will carry prayer cards and information sheets with details about where to find food, clothing or peace and quiet. Two remain at base as a prayer support team, with prayer, a sympathetic ear and a kettle!
where? Wherever there are people! We have a base in the heart of the town centre at 67 Meadow Street, where we can offer... Peace, quiet & refreshment A sympathetic ear A support team to pray with The support team will also be praying for those out on duty.
when? We offer chaplaincy services from Monday to Saturday, but we are aware that people have needs seven days a week. Every shop will be given details of how to contact the chaplain when the team is not available. We also plan to hold occasional forms of public worship in the Town Centre with the support of Churches Together in Weston-super-Mare & District.
how? ChA t very much depends on you! We need... Volunteers Prayerful Support Money to cover the costs of recruiting and training volunteers, literature, venue, expenses, etc.
How you can help ChA t needs : Volunteers Prayer Support – that God will call people for this ministry, that funding will be provided, that ChA t will be a source of great blessing to those it serves and that through it, people will experience Gods love. Fundraising – C hurch donations, Coffee mornings, sponsored events, Gift Aid giving, etc.
If you can help, please contact Revd Gill Putnam Chaplaincy about Town Ltd 67 Meadow Street, Weston-Super-Mare Tel 01934 643533 Or visit our website at www.westonchat.org.uk Reg. Charity No. 1101541