February 2019 Prayer for Christian Service

Monday February 4th, 4 – 5 pm
Chapel of Unity
Coventry Cathedral

Workcare:-

offer chaplaincy support services, job clubs and workplace support for both employees, employers, and those out of work, in the Coventry and Warwickshire area. Most of all, a listening ear in the workplace!

Introduced by: Barbara Johnson
(Chair of the Trustees Board)

Listen to their story – encourage them with your prayer!

More information: John Lloyd (Co-Chair, Chapel of Unity Joint Council) 02476 413004 [email protected]

 

January 2019 Prayer for Christian Service

Monday January 7th, 4 – 5 pm

Chapel of Unity

Coventry Cathedral

 

Embrace

– work with women who are disadvantaged or marginalised by circumstance and background, many of whom will also struggle with life controlling issues.

Embrace Prayer Points

  1. For more volunteers who will commit to long-term service
  1. For funding, especially for the provision of safe accommodation
  1. For the supply of suitable accommodation for these vulnerable and needy women
  1. For the women to be safe from all that would harm them
  2. For a breakthrough in the lives of these women, that their lives might be transformed through an encounter with Christ

December 2018 Prayer for Christian Service

Monday December 3rd, 4 – 5 pm

Chapel of Unity

Coventry Cathedral

Coventry Foodbank

gives out emergency food, plus other vital support services, seven days a week via their sixteen partner churches: find out more!

Introduced by: Hugh McNeill
Listen to their story – encourage them with your prayer!

More information: John Lloyd (Co-Chair, Chapel of Unity Joint Council) 02476 413004 [email protected]

Coventry Foodbank Prayer Points
 
1) That no-one in need will be missed
 
2) For ongoing support from the general public (Coventry is very supportive)
 
3) For those affected by issues arising from Universal Credit
 
4) For volunteers to assist in the warehouse and as trainees for the Resilience project

November 2018 Prayer for Christian Service

Monday November 5th, 4 – 5 pm

Chapel of Unity

Coventry Cathedral

The Oasis

is a community café and family breakfast club run by Bethel Church in Spon End and offering a caring, listening ear along with good food

Introduced by: Lindsey Pearce

 

Listen to their story – encourage them with your prayer!

 

More information: John Lloyd (Co-Chair, Chapel of Unity Joint Council) 02476 413004             [email protected] 

Prayer Points

  1. That we always uphold the name of Jesus in the cafe.
  2. We continue to welcome all those who come in the door with the same love and care that Christ showed to us.
  3. More solid volunteers who wish to share their faith and just talk to people.
  4. More people coming through the doors. Without the money coming in we can’t continue.

Facebook Page: Oasis Community Hub  and Cafe

Email Address: [email protected]

October 2018 Prayer for Christian Service

Monday October 1st, 4 – 5 pm

Chapel of Unity

Coventry Cathedral

The Light House

is a counselling agency based in Coventry, which offers timely, confidential and sensitive counselling help for a wide range of difficulties which people experience.

Introduced by: Julie Lancaster

(Agency Manager)

 

All welcome!

 

More information: John Lloyd (Co-Chair, Chapel of Unity Joint Council) 02476 413004             [email protected]

Light House Prayer Points

  1. For continuing finance for ongoing support from individual supporters          and churches
  1. For all clients with their varying needs
  1. For ability to cope with the demand from the 450 clients, involving                3000 sessions
  1. For an increase in the number of qualified counsellors
  1. For greater awareness in the churches of the ministry offered by Light House
  1. For success in applying for finance from trusts

September Prayer for Christian Service

Monday September 3rd, 4 – 5 pm

Chapel of Unity

Hope into Action Coventry provides homes for the most vulnerable in society in partnership with local churches, built on the belief that when people have a safe, secure home surrounded by loving, non-judgemental relationships they will find the strength and motivation to make positive life choices.

Introduced by: Nobby Clarke 

(Chair of Trustees)

All welcome!

More information: John Lloyd (Co-Chair, Chapel of Unity Joint Council) 02476 413004   [email protected]

Hope Into Action Coventry Prayer Points

  1. For homeless people nationwide: on the street, in B & B, sofa-surfing.
  2. For communication between agencies in the city.
  3. For those being supported in housing e.g. “Tick”, Ian, Adrian.
  4. For our nation and local authorities, for changes in legislation to provide more support for the vulnerable.
  5. For those entrenched in homeless, for whom other schemes have failed.
  6. For HIA to get families out of B & B.
  7. For church members to volunteer as mentors.

July Prayer for Christian Service

Monday July 2nd, 4 – 5 pm

Chapel of Unity 

Keeping Health in Mind offers a Bible-based coping skills course, the LIFE course, combining biblical wisdom with practical skills, enabling all people, however their lives have been impacted by mental health problems, to grow and to function more effectively.
 
Introduced by: Ali Hogger-Gadsby 
(Director of Keeping Health in Mind)
 
All welcome! 
 
More information: John Lloyd (Co-Chair, Chapel of Unity Joint Council) 02476 413004   [email protected]

Ali Hogger-Gadsby (Director) spoke about Keeping Health in Mind, which offers a Bible-based coping skills course, the LIFE course, combining biblical wisdom with practical skills.

Prayer points:

1) The need for new trustees, especially younger people who can identify with the needs of e.g. students suffering from mental ill-health.

2) The ministry has grown organically, often by word of mouth.  What comes next? – prayer requested for new direction and opportunities.

3) For the churches to become aware of the resources available to them through KHiM and for courage to reach out to the mentally-ill who come to them.

4) For needy people to discover the help offered by KHiM through the Breathe! sessions and on the Facebook page.

June Prayer for Christian Service

Monday June 4th, 4 – 5 pm
 
Chapel of Unity 
Coventry Cathedral
 
Serving God – serving people in need.  Find out about and pray for the many practical ministries offered by Coventry City Mission, who have served the community through a range of projects since 1983.
Darren Burgess, Executive Director, spoke about the various ministries of Coventry City Mission.
 
Prayer points:
 
1) The challenge and opportunities arising from the construction of 71 social housing units near the CCM hub
 
2) Following the installation of a new boiler and alarm system, a new roof is being planned: pray that “normal service” will continue during this repair process
 
3) The pay-what-you-can hairdressing project about to be launched
 
4) For the future of CCM, awaiting the next project from God’s leading
 
5) For the 80-100 volunteers from many churches

May Prayer for Christian Service

Monday May 14th, 4 – 5 pm

Chapel of Unity

Coventry Cathedral

VIP Event: a time of multi-agency practical ministry to the marginalised people of our city.  Find out more, and pray for all involved in this sharing of God’s love.

Introduced by: Steve Elton

(Project Manager)

All welcome!

More information: John Lloyd (Co-Chair, Chapel of Unity Joint Council) 02476 413004   [email protected] 

Prayer Points

Hope Springs Church, as part of their support for the marginalised in society, are running a VIP event – essentially a special event for the homeless or socially disadvantaged – there will be a 3 course meal with entertainment and other support, hopefully a pharmacist, doctor, makeup, footcare, etc.

12noon until 3pm on 26th May at the Methodist Central Hall

Pray that

  1. people will come
  2. it will run smoothly
  3. they will meet Jesus’ love

 

April Prayer for Christian Service – St Francis Radford

Monday April 9th, 4 – 5 pm 

at the Chapel of Unity

Debt advice, ESOL, Work Club, volunteer placements – St Francis Church, Radford, is very active in practical Christian service. Find out more, then pray for their work.

Introduced by: Revd Liz Jackson (Vicar)

All welcome!

More information: John Lloyd (Co-Chair, Chapel of Unity Joint Council) 02476 413004             [email protected]

Prayer Points

1) Launch of the “Arabian Bites” café on April 28th – publicity

2) Ongoing need for volunteers and funding

3) For everyone involved in the existing projects

4) For the building of relationships e.g. by giving space for people to share their stories (refugees, marginalised people e.g. Roma)