New Life Church, Cardigan (17/11/2006)
Posted: 17 November, 2006
New Life Church, Cardigan's heart is to be relevant" in the community that we live in and share‚ Jesus' love in practical ways." Over 10 years ago we started supplying furniture to people who had needs, we would get donations and then pass them on. This has grown to the extent that we have bought a warehouse and a shop where we employ three people and have eight volunteers working there on a regular basis. Alongside helping the needy, we want to create jobs for young people, we live in an area where there is no industry and very little work.
There are many training opportunities but very few lead into employment, so we have started to produce craft items out of the unused furniture to open up opportunities for employment. This project has brought us into good relationships with the other organisations in the town and region as we share resources and support one another.
We also started a school in the church building last year, we are in the process of going through registration with the Welsh Assembly. Children start at 3 years old and finish at 18, all the curriculum is Christian and we are seeing amazing changes in young peoples lives as they start to grow in the love and knowledge of Jesus and gain a Biblical understanding of the world they live in. While we are waiting for this registration we are facilitating home schooling, by supporting families in their homes.