Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 18:09

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What was happening in Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey on Friday, 9 March? The 3rd Romsey Scouts were inspired by churches opening their doors to homeless people over the Christmas period.  They asked if they could sleep at the U​nited R​eformed ​Church and raise money for It's Your Choice, Totton; this was a chosen charity at Christmas by the church.

‘It's Your Choice’ offers a safe, free, and confidential support service for all young people, typically aged 12-25. They provide information, advice, guidance, counselling and casework support, delivered through drop-in sessions, outreach work, workshops, and projects or, where necessary, by signposting to other services.  They aim to provide young people with the knowledge, skills and information they need to make safe, positive choices on issues which affect their lives.  At the heart of all their work with young people is a commitment to be non-judgmental, to show young people respect and to empower them.

The Scouts explored what it means to be homeless and the problems they would face - apart from the obvious ones of staying safe, the health issues, obtaining food, staying warm and dry - they also discussed the reduced life chances homeless people have, the judgemental attitude towards homelessness, problems of applying for jobs with no address, cleaning clothes for interviews and overcoming the stigma of homelessness.  They decided a positive way to help homeless people would be to give them a sandwich, soup or even a bottle of water.  The Scouts decided a night in the cold church was more welcoming than a night facing the elements.  They raised over £90 for It’s Your Choice to help towards their work with young people.

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Notices

  • This Sunday

    Sunday 20 January

    10.30 am Family Worship led by Angela Bevan

    6.30 pm Evening Communion led by the Minister, Rev Mike Perrott, in Abbey Hall lounge.

    Forth-coming Events

    Monday 21 January 

    11.00 – 12.00 noon Prayers at Romsey Baptist Church

    10.30 am   MOT in Abbey Hall Lounge

    Tuesday 22 January 

    11.00 – 12.00 noon am Prayers at Abbey URC

    10.15 – 11.45 am Grand Fun in Abbey Hall Lounge 

    Wednesday 23 January

    11.00 – 12.00 noon Prayers at Elim Church

    2.00 – 4.00 pm Kettle’s On -Time for Tea in Abbey Hall Lounge 

    2.30 – 4.00 pm Table Tennis in Abbey Hall

    7.30 pm     Churches Together in Romsey AGM at Romsey Methodist Church – all welcome

    Thursday 24 January

    11.00 – 12.00 noon Prayers at St Joseph’s RC Church

    Friday 25 January

    11.00 – 12.00 noon Prayers at Romsey Methodist Church

    7.30 pm Badminton in Abbey Hall

    Saturday 26 January

    11.00 – 12.00 noon Prayers at Romsey Abbey

    7.00 pm     Burns Night Supper in Abbey Hall Lounge. Entrance by ticket only. Arrival from 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm start

    Next Sunday

    Sunday 27 January                

    10.30 am   Family service, led by the Minister

    6.30 pm United Service in Romsey Abbey to conclude the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 

     

     

     

     

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