‘I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger, and you took me into your home.’Matthew 25:35
Many Churches have been doing their best to cope with the uncertain times we find ourselves in, with access to church limited for most of their congregations, especially those currently self-isolating due to age or medical issues.
Despite this, at Church Homeless Trust we have been amazed at the way the religious community have responded to these challenges. Many churches have continued to meet, worship and find comfort using the wonders of modern technology. Whether it be broadcasting mass via Facebook Live, weekly prayer via Zoom or choir groups rejoicing together on Skype, there have been a multitude of ways that churches have managed to bring the comfort of Christ to people’s homes.
We are particularly thankful for all the churches that have asked their congregations to keep homeless people in their thoughts and prayers, and who have shared our material with worshipers who would not otherwise know about our work.
Many churches across the country have shared our materials. To find out more about how your church can get involved and communicate our message, please contact us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
World Homeless Week
4-11 October 2020
World Homeless Week is organised by Church Homeless Trust as part of our mission to challenge, encourage, and support churches to help homeless people. It embraces World Homeless Day on 10 October in solidarity with homeless people, and those who help them, worldwide.
Church Homeless Trust produces a free guide called ‘How to Help Homeless People’, and other educational and fundraising materials for you to use at your church, school, or community group. We can also put you in contact with local organisations to help you to set up your own initiative.
World Homeless Week Pack
Fill in your details below to be sent a World Homeless Week pack. They are sent out at the beginning of September in time for World Homeless Week in October. If you would like the pack earlier than this, please comment in the Additional Fundraising Items box.
The World Homeless Week pack includes one each of:
- How to Help Homeless People booklet and poster
- Porch poster
- World Homeless Week poster
- Service Sheet
- Worship Guide with prayer and discussion questions
- Fundraising Ideas
- Activities for Schools & Youth Groups
- Gift Aid envelope