June Prayer Points – Radio Plus

Tim Coleman gave us a lot of information about his personal spiritual journey, culminating in the setting up of Radio Plus, offering “pre-evangelism” to 16-35 year olds within a 11-12 km radius of Coventry, and a signposting service for people in need.

 

Prayer points:

 

  • For Tim and Jackie, getting married on June 10th
  • For ongoing service during the period of Tim’s 3-month sabbatical
  • For a sustainable future for the radio station
  • For Tim as he seeks God’s guidance for the future
  • For the trustees and staff during the next 3-4 months’ testing time
  • For guidance for the programme makers and presenters as they seek to find the best ways to reach their target audience
  • For the churches to catch the vision of the potential of Radio Plus
  • For the “Routes to Employment” job-readiness and media training course, specifically tailored to the needs of those currently out of work or training in the community.

 

 

June Prayer for Christian Service

Prayer for Christian Service

Monday June 5th, 4 – 5 pm

Chapel of Unity
Coventry Cathedral

We will hear about, and pray for,
Radio Plus 101.5FM,
a community radio station serving Coventry,
a voice for the city churches,
provider of media training for unemployed young people.

Introduced by: Tim Coleman
(Radio Plus Station Manager)

All welcome!

More information: John Lloyd (Co-Chair, Chapel of Unity Joint Council)
02476 413004 jwlloyd49@gmail.com

May Prayer for Christian Service

Monday May 8th, 4 – 5 pm

Chapel of Unity
Coventry Cathedral

We will hear about, and pray for, the Street Pastors, who patrol the city centre every Friday and Saturday night between 10.00pm and 3.00am. “We are there to care for, listen to and help people who are out and about. Our aim is to ensure their safety.”

Introduced by: Isabel McIntyre
(Coordinator, Coventry Street Pastors)

All welcome!

More information: John Lloyd (Co-Chair, Chapel of Unity Joint Council)
02476 413004 jwlloyd49@gmail.com

April Prayer Points

April 2017

 

Jean Perry (Outreach and Development Worker) told us about the various support services and opportunities offered by Warwick Road URC.  She identified these items for prayer:

 

  • For volunteers to come forward from the church’s links with Life Path
  • For a set-up suitable for life-skills training to benefit the volunteers
  • For the “Friends at Warwick Road” leaflets to encourage people to take the first steps towards faith, using the principle of “belonging before believing”
  • For those who come to “Soul Space”: a support group for people suffering from stress or anxiety, and for the rebuilding of links with Coventry and Warwickshire Mind
  • For plans for the Quiet Day in June
  • For distressed people who come into the café, some with multiple needs e.g. “the homeless lady”.

April Prayers for Christian Service

Monday April 3rd, 4 – 5 pm

Hear about, and pray for, a place of welcome for all at Warwick Road Church Centre offering, with no strings attached, ways to help people feel they belong to a friendly and supportive community, whatever their circumstances or background.

Introduced by: Jean Perry (Outreach and Development Worker Warwick Road Church Centre)

All welcome!

More information: John Lloyd (Co-Chair, Chapel of Unity Joint Council) 02476 413004 jwlloyd49@gmail.com

 

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March Prayer Points

Coventry Centre Manager for CAP (Chistians Against Poverty) told us about his work in helping people deal with financial problems and indebtedness.

Prayer pointers:

  • Ian covers the whole of Coventry (230, 000 homes), so asks for finance to support another person to help him
  • For wisdom for Ian when dealing with clients, especially for those difficult to love in Christ, to know when to walk away from, or challenge, people
  • For more people to pray at times when he is visiting clients (he has 20 so far)
  • For more people to befriend and support clients

March Prayer for Christian Service

 

Prayer for Christian Service

Monday March 6th, 4 – 5 pm

Chapel of Unity

Coventry Cathedral

 

Come and hear about CAP (Christians Against Poverty), who are “passionate about releasing people in our nation from a life sentence of debt, poverty, unemployment and addiction. Working with the church we bring good news, hope and freedom to people in the UK.”

Introduced by: Ian Burton (Centre Manager, Coventry CAP)

All welcome!

More information: John Lloyd (Co-Chair, Chapel of Unity Joint Council)

02476 413004 jwlloyd49@gmail.com

Christian Service Centre Prayers

The Chapel of Unity community has set up regular monthly prayer sessions to support Christian social service across Coventry.  These are held in the Chapel of Unity from 4 pm to 5 pm on the first Monday of the month (excepting Bank Holidays).  All who wish to pray with us will be welcome!

To build up a picture of what is happening citywide, so that we can be united in prayer support, each month we are inviting a representative from a city church or Christian organisation to tell us about their involvement in serving the needs of the city (about 20 minutes) before we spend the rest of the hour praying for those projects.

Contact: John Lloyd (Chapel of Unity Joint Council co-chair) at jwlloyd49@gmail.com

  • Monday the 5th December 4:00pm focusing on The Good Neighbours Project
  • Monday the 9th January 4:00pm focusing on Urban Hope/Coffee Tots
  • Monday the 6th February 4:00pm focusing on Fresh Start
  • Monday the 6th March 4:00pm focusing on CAP (Christians against Poverty)

Monthly Prayer for Christian Service

December 2016

Jess Day-Pollard told us about Good Neighbours – a new project of support for older people, a partnership between Hope Coventry, Together for Change and Age UK.

Prayer was requested for the roll-out of the project across the city, for volunteers from the churches to come forward.

January 2017

Greg Bartlem spoke about the work of Coffee Tots, Urban Hope and Bardsley Youth.  It was inspiring to hear how each aspect of this pioneering ministry began by observation of a perceived need: young people needing a safe place off the streets to be listened to; young mothers needing a place to meet for mutual support; and other needy people being offered practical and spiritual support and encouragement.

These prayer points were highlighted:

1)  For ‘N’, a 29-year-old mother due to appear in the family court regarding the possible loss of custody of her child

2)  For an autistic mother, also due to appear in the family court, with custody of her children an issue

3)  For an abused woman from abroad with no identity papers, who is seeking asylum

4) For Greg, his wife Catherine, and other members of the team dealing with the pressures and demands of ministering to needy people.

February

Project Co-ordinator Matt Robinson spoke about Fresh Start – a new initiative pioneered by Together for Change, seeking to mobilise churches in the Coventry Diocese to both befriend and provide practical support to people from different cultural backgrounds.

We were asked to pray for:

  • Core leaders to arise in the localities
  • Volunteers
  • The plan to use football matches as opportunities for social engagement
  • The forthcoming roll-out of the project in Stoke Aldermoor in March
  • For childcare/crèche volunteers to enable mothers to attend conversation sessions.