SJB Partnership Newsletter
Did you know that SJB church gives support to three charitable organisations?
In this issue we tell you more about the charities and feature details of forthcoming events along with details about how we can work in partnership with them. Further details about each charitable organisation are on the church website and partnership notice board in the Link. Feel free to pick up any leaflets on display.
Teenage Cancer Trust
Every day, seven young people are rocked by a cancer diagnosis. Just when life should be about fun, friends and future plans – cancer shatters everything.
Still reeling from the news, many young people are rushed to a hospital ward where they’re treated alongside small children or much older adults. There are probably no other patients anywhere near their age. The staff might not be experts in the cancers that affect young people. And often are unable to explain the treatment in words they understand. Rigid visiting hours make it difficult for friends or siblings to visit.
Young people with cancer need specialised nursing and emotional support. Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity meeting this critical need. Right now they can only help half of young people with cancer with their world-leading nursing. Without Teenage Cancer Trust’s specialist support young people risk facing cancer isolated and alone, not accessing the specialist emotional support and care they need through their cancer journey. Teenage Cancer Trust relies 100% on voluntary donations to protect and grow these vital services for young people.
Camberley Youth for Christ
Camberley Youth for Christ (CYfC) is a Christian youth work charity, who want to see young people’s lives changed by Jesus. They do this by bringing the Good News relevantly to young people in and around Camberley and the Surrey Heath area.
To bring means to go. To be where the young people’s attention is so their main focus is working in local Secondary Schools, to deliver Christian Unions, detached youth work, Religious Studies lessons, assemblies, lunch clubs and prayer spaces.
A big part of their work is giving student pastoral support and running mentoring programmes, active listening, anger management and self-esteem group courses. This is where we at St John’s can help. If you’ve got a bit of time, you’re good at listening and have a desire to help young people then CYfC offer training to help you help them give support to young people. It’s a great example of how our partnership working works both ways. Contact the office if you’d like to find out more and get involved.
CYfC also look beyond school to support local Youth Workers and Churches, like us at St John’s. They organise two annual residentials, which our young people are encouraged to attend. The next Youth Weekend Away is from 7-9 June and you can get £10 off if you book before the end of January! Book online at www.camberley.yfc.co.uk/ywa/
There’s a new monthly youth and young adult service called ‘the POINT’. Here they tackle the BIG questions of life like “What’s the POINT in life?” They meet once a month on Sunday evenings.
Connect Counselling Service
Connect is a counselling service offering help and support to individuals, couples and families experiencing a range of problems, such as anxiety, depression, inability to cope, relationship issues, bereavement and more.
How Can we Help?
- Bra Recycling – help raise money for Connect and people in the developing world. Please drop them off at church and we’ll give them to Connect.
- Support future events – there’s a quiz night planned in February and we’ll be holding an event in January and would love you to come along.
- Make a financial donation – www.connectcounselling.org.uk/onlinedonations/
- Pray for Connect
Friday 22 February 2019 7.00pm – 10.00pm.
St Paul’s Church , Camberley.
6 members per team. Minimum suggested donation £10 per person. Entry by pre-booking. Cheques made payable to Connect Counselling Service. For further information or to book your table, contact Graham Le Clercq on 01276 23675 or Cathie at Connect on 01276 24210. Bring your own food and drink. Tea, coffee & cake will be provided at the interval.
Find Out More
Call 01276 24210 if you would like to speak to someone
A downloadable version of this newsletter is available SJB-charity-newsletter-autumn-2018