Mission and Outreach 

Team Leader: Keith Croxton

Mission to the Elderly - The first meeting of the Mission to the Elderly group was held on August 9th.  As a result, a meeting has been arranged at Clarendon House on September 6th to discuss options for involvement with residents with their Activities Manager.  Please pray that this will be a fruitful meeting as we seek to open up the area of mission. Give thanks that both care homes are keen for BPC to be involved with their residents. 

Food Bank
The need for emergency food parcels is increasing exponentially with a potential increase by the year end of 60% on 2021.  Three new shoppers were recruited recently to help ease the pressure.  Demand is expected to increase as we enter the autumn months so please pray that the donations of non-perishable food will hold up during this difficult time. 
Please continue to pray for the families in our community who will be stretched & for the Food Bank team as they cope with increased demand.

The Centre is fully booked with just the occasional slot available. It is  facing additional costs owing to the increases in gas/electricity etc . Please pray for the Management Committee as they keep the costs under review whilst seeking to maintain the all the activities that take place.  Continue to pray that The Centre will be a sacred place in the heart of the town, where God’s love, compassion & acceptance can be experienced.  A place where the first steps to knowing Jesus can be made.

Minibus
A new minibus is essential as it is used for many of our activities.  Please pray for wisdom in deciding the right vehicle to buy & that funds will be raised.