The Community Service Group exists to reach out in Christ’s name to provide practical help
The Community Support Group exists to reach out in Christ’s name to provide practical help and support to those who need it, both within the congregation and in the local community. The Group’s activities are many and varied, and it seeks to respond to identified needs within the local community. These change from time to time but currently the Group is involved in:
- providing transport to church for those elderly and infirm members who would otherwise not be able to attend;
- on a monthly basis, assisting patients who wish to do so to attend the Sunday services conducted by the chaplains in the Ulster Hospital, Dundonald;
- during the summer months, providing a grass cutting service for elderly and infirm members of the congregation;
- helping with the delivery to the Storehouse Food Bank in Dunmurry of items contributed by the congregation;
- organising annually evenings of entertainment (including supper) for (i) senior citizens and (ii) people who are blind or partially sighted; and
- working with both East Belfast Mission and Belfast Central Mission in the provision of Christmas food hampers and food vouchers to those in need throughout Belfast.
The Group normally runs one major fundraising event in the year, usually in September.The Group consists of a relatively small number of people and we are always keen to recruit more members. Anyone interested in joining would be most welcome at any of the Group’s meetings which are held in the Kairos Centre (Shandon room) on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm.
Chair: Olwen Ditty & Neil Magrath
At Knock we support Storehouse through providing food that is donated by members into a trolley in the crush hall, which is available throughout the week and then members of our community service group deliver the food to storehouse make regular drops to Storehouse warehouse.
Storehouse exists to encourage dignity and significance in those living in poverty, in and through the provision of the basic essentials of life. For more information www.storehousebelfast.com
In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16