The Rock supports two missionaries – Carol Seymour and Ginnie Perkins who were sent from the original church at Wellin Lane who work over in the Congo as church planters. CAM was founded in 1915 initially working exclusively in the Congo but now has over one million members and over 6,000 churches and has expanded into Zambia, Ethiopia, Mozambique and Tanzania.
Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is an international, award winning debt counselling charity and we are proud to be a partner church for the South Notts CAP Centre. The service provided through this helps people set a realistic budget, prioritise bills and liaise with creditors to set up repayment plans. A special account is set up for clients to pay into, which is used to provide money to priority creditors. For those with acute debts.
The CAP support worker will take you through a five step process to freedom including a home visit, setting an effective budget, opening a CAP account, walking you through insolvency and the filling out of forms, to working out how to pay bills and repayments until people are debt free.
CAP is unique in its non judgemental approach and will help anyone regardless of their religious beliefs, race, nationality, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation or disability. And the neatest thing of all ... CAP is a completely FREE service!
Edwalton Primary School is the only school in England with a working farm and a 3 acre wood attached to the school grounds. The farm began in 1972 with a collection of small rabbits and hens. The animal club was formed and every Thursday from 3.30pm to 4.30pm sees groups of both children and adults involved. The established menagerie of goats, sheep, Kune-kune pigs, hens, rabbits and guinea pigs are all watered, fed and cleaned out by everyone for the week ahead.
A note from the School.
"We are absolutely delighted that you are able to sponsor the school farm this year. Only last term we were very worried about how we would finance the farm in the future due to increasing costs. The children even wrote to several companies to raise money. It is crucial in providing nurture and learning opportunities for the children. Some of our more vulnerable children, who don't have life experiences have bottle fed lambs and cared for the animals in many ways. There are actually 8 schools and other settings that use the farm including Ashlea Special School and Greenfields Community School (in The Meadows). It is also a real community farm as our children and parents come in at weekends and holidays to care for the animals."
Hope For Justice is a charity close to the women at The Rock (The Rock Chicks), it exists to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society.
Their vision is to live in a world free from slavery.
"We believe freedom is worth the fight.
We believe justice is non-negotiable.
We refuse to abandon the least, the last and the lost.
We challenge apathy with action.
We choose to greet cynicism with hope.
We are purposeful, passionate and pioneering."
The Jericho Road Project aims to bring hope and restoration to those affected by the sex industry in Nottinghamshire. The project was established in 2000 and over the last eighteen years they have supported over 650 different women.
They work with women both on the streets and in off-street settings, through weekly outreaches, a drop-in centre, prison visiting, resettlement and befriending.
Nottingham City Prayer began with a word from God in 2015. The word was simple; to gather christians from across the churches to pray for the city in a high place. As a sign of God’s promise for this, the venue would be given for free.
Not long later the group found themselves on the top floor of the Castle Heights overlooking the castle and the city, with the owner letting us use the venue to pray, for free.
From those early beginnings, Nottingham City Prayer has grown to become a widespread movement of christians across Nottingham regularly joining in prayer to see Christ’s Church United, God’s power released and the city blessed.
Gathering at 7:00am every 2nd Thursday of the month in different Church locations across the city, with each one bringing their own unique welcome and worship as they help lead us in prayer.
From these significant times, God has been doing a mighty work. Not only are prayers being answered across the city, but new initiatives such as the 100 homes campaign and leaders lunches have all launched in response to what God has been saying to us in the city.
Despite our different traditions and backgrounds we stand united in prayer, seeking Jesus and his love above all else. As churches and christians continue to join this movement, we hope to one day see our whole city in prayer declaring God’s kingdom come in Nottingham.
Operation Orphan is a Nottingham based charity that helps improve the quality of life for orphans and vulnerable children in a holistic, culturally relevant and sustainable way. Brad and Cyl Moore – good friends of The Rock, have rescued children from all over the world following major disasters.
Tim and Shireen Ettrick are missionaries that were sent from the original church at Wellin Lane. They are now ministering in Leicester to the Muslim population and are instrumental in sharing the gospel with other faiths.
The Friary was founded in 1988 by Ann Bremner MBE, it is a well-respected registered charity with a distinctly Christian foundation which operates in the Nottingham area. The Friary’s mission is to empower homeless and vulnerable adults to rebuild their lives by offering practical services, advice and emotional support. Every year the charity caters for 15,000 visits from local people who are suffering the effects of homelessness, substance misuse, financial destitution and social isolation.Founded in 1988 by Ann Bremner MBE, the Friary is a well-respected registered charity with a distinctly Christian foundation which operates in the Nottingham area.
The service was first commissioned in 1988 to address a specific local need and initially was run entirely by volunteers opening 1 day a week. Since 1988 a combination of heightened need for the service and continued dedication to addressing more complex needs of local people has produced today’s widely known and respected charity. The Friary now delivers a wide range of services with open access drop-in sessions being delivered 3 times per week, 52 weeks of the year. Each drop-in is accessed by over 100 local people in need of support. The Friary is passionate about people and about tackling poverty caused by homelessness and unemployment. The charity is committed to offering person-centred advice and support which is accessible and free to all those who require it.
Pat & Joanna Martinez have a school in the Philippines for those children living in poverty and also have a heart for those with special needs. Our financial support helps to fund pupils through education (which is not offered freely in this part of the world) – helping to pay the staff wages, children’s uniforms, school supplies, books and stationary.
Led by Ben and Marion Owusu-Sekyere, the project is working closely with local communities to provide clean water and sanitation, education, health care and micro-enterprise opportunities to some of the most disadvantaged people in West Africa.
Serving a district of 160,000 people, where the average person earns just 50p a day, the project adopts an integrated development approach - providing clean water and sanitation, healthcare, education and training and enterprise development in the Tolon-Kumbungu district of Northern Ghana.
More than 30 local people are employed by the King's Village Project. Between them they've helped develop a medical centre providing the first doctor in the district, have provided water and sanitation to in excess of 10,000 people, established a school and begun to develop a micro-enterprise initiative.
Currently the project school has around 200 pupils and a new intake of 35 pupils joins every year. The project’s Medical Centre provides the only doctor amongst 160,000 people, and was recently extended by the construction of a nutritional centre at which severely malnourished children are treated.
Over the last few years, the King’s Village Project has worked in partnership with World Vision and the British Army to deliver clean water sources, latrines and hygiene education to thousands of local people, and has seen lasting transformation in the communities served.
The Wainman Trust was established to help raise funds to build a Care Complex. This will include a residential home and ‘close care’ apartments specifically designed for older people and embracing a Christian ethos. They aim to make these safe places, where residents can enjoy life, be part of a wider community and live life to the full, whatever their health issues. All residents will be offered and can expect to receive ‘person centred care’, specifically tailored to their needs, delivered by expertly trained and dedicated staff. The emphasis will be on creating a warm, loving and homely environment throughout.
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13-15 Wellin Lane
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