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Gweini Conference: Caring for those affected by prison - March 4th 2015
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I’m pleased to announce that the next Gweini conference will be held on Wednesday 4 March.Caring for those affected by prison’ will be held at Waterfront Community Church, Langdon Road, Swansea SA1 8QY.

The keynote speaker for the conference, which will run from 10am-3:15pm, will be Paul Cowley from ‘Caring for Ex-Offenders’ plus other contributors. It will also see the launch of our prisons directory for Christians in Wales.

Booking

The cost of the conference will be £10 including a light lunch, or £6 for concessions (over 65, students, unemployed). Please put the date in your diaries. To book a place, please send a cheque payable to “Gweini” to Evangelical Alliance, 20 High Street, Cardiff CF10 1PT or use the form below:

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Housing Justice Roadshow in Bridgend
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Housing Justice Roadshow - Bridgend 2015

The first Welsh Housing Justice Roadshow will bring together churches, Housing Associations, local authorities and other housing organisations. The aim of this ecumenical event (in partnership with Gweini and Wales & West Housing) is to encourage and motivate churches to be part of the housing solution in Wales and to work in partnership with others. There is significant housing need in all areas and this roadshow will be an opportunity to share good practice and discuss how working together can bring real change to communities.

Across the nation, homelessness and lack of decent housing have a devastating impact on lives. The introduction of welfare benefit reform has made the situation worse for many families and single people.

Come and hear about the great work that churches are already doing across Wales, and be inspired to make a difference.

 
VOCATE: Going Public Internship in Cardiff
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Going Public InternshipsIf you’re aged 18-25 you can become a Going Public intern and:

  • Get closer to God
  • Grow and develop as a person
  • Make a real difference in the lives of others
  • Leave equipped and resourced for great works of service.

Going Public offer training, a mentor, and the opportunity to work alongside local churches and charities to bring God’s transforming power to communities in Cardiff. You can view or download the Vocate flyer here.

STOP PRESS: You can see a brand new video about the Vocate programme below or here on YouTube.

For more information visit http://vocate.org.uk/programmes/going-public-internship or contact Jamie: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 02920 730 368

 
Cinnamon Network Projects and Micro-Grants in Wales
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Cinnamon Network LogoThe Cinnamon Network invites local churches in Wales to start a Cinnamon Network recognised church based community project. There are possibilities of grants of up to £2,000 funded by the JW Laing Trust.

The Cinnamon Network helps local churches to:

1. Get Started

By Understanding the needs of the community, the resources of the local church and how best to match the two.

2. Work Together

By encouraging local churches in an area to work together to deliver more community projects and to work in partnership with the local council and local police.

3. Choose a project

By selecting a project from a menu of over twenty five recognised best practice church based community projects.

4. Access Funding

By applying for a £1,500-£2,000 micro grant towards the costs of starting a Cinnamon Network recognised project.

For a list of church based community projects The Cinnamon Network recognises as best practice see: www.cinnamonnetwork.co.uk/micro-grants-wales/

 
Power of Ten
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Power of Ten by Gethin Russell-Jones (2013)New book shows how Christian collaborations are changing the face of Wales

This book tells the stories of ten partnerships between “compassion ministries” and local churches to serve their local communities. If you want to see your church reach out effectively to people living around it, this book will give you some great ideas to take that vision forward.

 
Prospects: How we can help you?
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Prospects... Access to Life (logo)Prospects is a Christian organisation which enables and values people with learning disabilities to live their lives to the full.

Caring can be fun but exhausting.  As your child reaches adolescence you are aware that school and other children services will come to an end which may add to your worries.  Maybe you have organised all your adult child’s activities for years not knowing that you can have help. You may want some advice regarding church inclusion and bringing your child to faith.

 

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