Touching our Community...
Hope Church Rotherham believes passionately in following Jesus' example in terms of reaching out and blessing our community. We have a Community Pastor who loves touching lives and helping all those in our locality. Following are some of the areas we are currently involved in.
Rotherham Foodbank is part of The Trussell Trust's UK-wide network of foodbanks and is here to help anyone who is facing hunger because of a crisis, whether that be a parent who has to decide between feeding either themselves or the children, a tenant going hungry in order to pay the rent or an elderly person making the choice between heating or eating. We provide three days worth of emergency food and practical support to help people cope during their crisis, as well as signposting other services in the local area who could provide additional support.
In 2016, Rotherham Foodbank provided emergency food parcels to 2856 people within the borough. Check out the Foodbank website to see more about how you can help or to donate. Also, feel free to contact us to find out more about where you can donate food.
CAP Job Club
The CAP Job Club provides a friendly environment where clients receive practical help to increase their chances of finding employment. This is done in a relational way that enables clients to build friendships with the staff and other clients, but also includes a practical course element and individual coaching geared towards helping people to achieve their own personal goals. Hope Church Rotherham started teaching these courses in 2016, and please contact us if you are interested in a future place.
Other Community Engagement
Hope Church Rotherham is also involved in doing school assemblies and other interactive sessions with schools and community groups (such as cub scouts, brownies) that are designed to provide further insight through an entertaining, interactive programme into the way that the Foodbank operates.
Carers & Toddlers Group
On Monday and Wednesday mornings, from 10-12, is our amazing Carers and Toddlers group, open to everyone in the community. There is no need to book in advance, just turn up and ring the doorbell on the side of the building. First visit is free, and then just £2 a session. It is run by the lovely Linda Eastwood, and you can send her a message on 07936 702216 with your name if you need to check anything. It is normally closed for school holidays.