Over the past couple of months at DCBC, our regular church services have included short presentations on a whole range of topics, including Open Doors and the Baptist Missionary Society. The purpose of these presentations is to raise awareness of issues affecting Christians in our local community and around the world, as well as promoting ways in which we can actively support these causes.
The first presentation looked at the issue of homelessness in the UK and what can be done locally to support those who find themselves homeless or vulnerably housed for whatever reason.
An organisation that works locally is Handcrafted Projects, which renovates houses for and with homeless people and provides training in a variety of skills (such as woodworking, bike maintenance, and basic cooking skills). One of our church members has volunteered with this charity for about 2 years and he helped us to support this organisation by running a fair after the service at which woodcrafts could be purchased or commissioned.
You can find out more about Handcrafted at: https://handcrafted.org.uk/