Gorleston church active during lockdown
Cliff Park Community Church in Gorleston has been active in supporting the local community during lockdown, helping with food and meals distribution, as well as on-line services and an Alpha course. Tony Rothe reports.
The church has been circulating 1400 invitation cards twice to their local area. The cards offer support (chat, prayer etc) and invitations especially to a specific guest service, as well as the Zoom Alpha which is currently running.
Tony Mallion, from the church leadership, said “As a church based in a local school (Cliff Park Junior) we are unable to meet until September or later. But using Zoom we are able to have regular Sunday services and currently run an Alpha Course. We have twice sent out invitation cards to 2000 homes in the area. We partner with other churches particularly working with the local emergency food bank delivery service through lockdown and continuing to help with a weekly distribution of hot meals during the school holiday. We also support the Identity Youth Project which is currently actively reaching out to young people using social media.”
Cliff Park Community Church (CPCC) was formed in 1997 by members of St Andrews Parish Church and Gorleston Baptist Church with the aim of reaching out into the Cliff Park area of Gorleston.
Project title: Cliff Park Community Support
What you are doing: Help cards and Guest service and Alpha invitations
Who runs the project: CPCC Minister Rev. Mike Simm
Where do you operate: The Cliff Park and Elmhurst Court Estate part of South Gorleston opposite the James Paget Hospital.
Project Base : 283 Lowestoft Road, Gorleston. NR31 6JW
Contact details: phone: 07923885850 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Help for other projects: Working with the local emergency food bank delivery service. Helping with a weekly distribution of hot meals during the school holiday. We also support the Identity Youth Project which is currently actively reaching out to young people using social media.
Prayer requests: That as a church we can still be effective in spreading the Good News despite the restrictions.
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