We believe that God is present and active in our world and will act, particularly where his people are willing to serve and pray.
This means that at St Peter’s we have links with a range of different places in which God is at work.
We believe God can use us on the frontlines where our members spend their everyday lives and through our Generosity Fund we are committed, wholeheartedly to support our neighbours worldwide. The recipients may change over time but our support through prayer, financial support and wherever possible through ‘first-hand’ contact is unwavering.
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Your frontlines are the places where you spend most of your time, whether that be in the workplace, the home, at school or anywhere else.
We really want to focus on equipping, supporting and encouraging our members at St Peter’s to serve God on our frontlines, where He has placed us.
We do this by ensuring that we see our time doing ‘churchy’ things – worship, small groups, family activities etc – as equipping us for our frontlines. Our Sunday Worship is a ‘half time talk’ which allows us to go back onto the pitch with our priorities organised and with the right resources for the next phase of the game.
Through our Generosity Fund we are committed, wholeheartedly to support our neighbours worldwide. The recipients may change over time but our support through prayer, financial support and wherever possible through ‘first-hand’ contact is unwavering.
As well as the work we’re doing in Uganda, India, Peru & Israel, we also support:
Barnabas Fund supports Christians worldwide who are suffering for their faith. This is particularly important at this time of conflict in Syria and on the borders of Afghanistan/Pakistan, where many are traumatised by the present fighting.
Care is a well-established Christian charity providing resources and helping to bring Christian insight and experience to matters of public policy and practical caring initiatives. CARE demonstrates Christ’s compassion to people of all faiths and none, believing that individuals are of immense value because of their intrinsic worth as people. CARE is represented in the UK Parliaments and Assemblies, at the EU in Brussels and the UN.
Open Doors supports persecuted Christians throughout the world. Our donations help them carry on in their struggle to stand firm in their faith. And our support lets them know that they are remembered, supported and prayed for by fellow Christians.
Tear Fund is a leading, Christian Relief and Development Organisation, working in partnership with Christian agencies through churches worldwide, to tackle the causes and effects of poverty. At present they are really ‘stretched’ battling the effects of cyclones and weather events, and supporting refugees in many worldwide conflict zones.
“We’re Christians committed to following Jesus where the need is greatest. God has called us to serve those living in poverty, regardless of race, gender, nationality or religious beliefs…”
Mat-to-fore is a charity working in Ghana. Their priorities include:
- caring for orphans, assisting and encouraging people with disabilities
- supporting the disadvantaged in poor regions
- raising awareness of the plight of orphans
- demonstrating the love of God in every practical way possible
One of our local charities and based in West Bridgford. It helps and supports homeless people, those in temporary accommodation as well as the needs of the unemployed.
The Foodbank is located at Hope Church, Farnborough Road, Clifton and is open on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9.30 to 11.00am. The Foodbank is needed because people, both individuals and families need emergency supplies of food – perhaps because of redundancy, illness, benefit delay, domestic violence, debt, family breakdown, unexpected bills or other sudden catastrophes. See more about our work with Foodbank →
St Peter’s has a particular link with the District of Ngora in Teso, for many years having supported the Ngora Parent’s School, an initiative from the community to provide secondary education for their children. St Peter’s is the only outside source of support for the school.
There have been many visits to Uganda; Honor and Clement Dixon have visited Uganda regularly to report back on the real progress. We are currently raising funds to build dormitories, providing sleeping accommodation for female students at the school who currently are sleeping in converted classrooms which in turn reduces teaching space.
In addition to financial support, donations are made towards filling a container which is despatched annually from the UK packed with essential materials, designed to improve the lives of the community; many are educational and medical. Honor and Clement liaise with other charitable UK agencies to make this possible.
St Peter’s also has a link in prayer and fellowship with St Philip’s Cathedral in Ngora.
Alison’s first contact with St. Peter’s was in 2009 and this year we were fortunate to receive a visit from Francis to update us on their work with the Dalit Community in Goa, the so called ‘untouchables’. His zeal, enthusiasm and Christian commitment was very evident in his talk and presentation that he gave us during his visit.
It was a pleasure to personally hand him the donation.
Raquel first received help in 1994 and since that time, our donations have helped with the running of her kindergarten, Sunday School and clinic.
Their ministry with the Quechua Community involves taking medicines, clothing and God’s Word to the more remote parts of the region.
Howard leads a fellowship of Christians in Bere Sheva, Israel. It embraces Christian, Jewish, Arab (including Palestinians) beliefs and welcomes a variety of visiting students from all over the world.
They work on the ‘Frontline’, encouraging understanding between the Jewish and non-Jewish communities and experience severe persecution at first hand. We were introduced to the organisation by ‘Christian Friends of Israel’ and have been supporting them since 2007.