At St. Julians Baptist Church we recognise that involvement with charities working all around the world is very much a part of God's work for us. We are committed to supporting essential development and relief work as we are able and have worked with a diversity of organisations over the years.
Each year we nominate a small number of charities to support financially and durting the year we introduce the work of those charities to the members of the church so that they can become aware of the work that is being done and have the opportunity to get personally involved if they wish to do so.
Nominated Charities 2013-14
Mary's Meals provides daily meals to chronically hungry children in a place of learning. In this way the hungry child is attracted to the classroom where they can gain a better future for themselves and their community.
Christians Against Poverty
A national charity, working across the UK to lift people out of poverty and debt offering free debt counselling through a network of 218 centres based in local churches.
A young lady from the Newport area who has been working successfully to liberate trafficked women from the sex industry.
New International Version (NIV)
'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'
Health Help International
Health Help International aims to help improve the health of the less fortunate - young and old - in those parts of the world where poverty and local conditions adversely affect them. Our mission is to obey God's command to love our neighbour as ourselves, to heal the sick and care for the weak and poor of this world. We seek to do this by providing money for hospital and clinic infrastructure, by supplying medical equipment and funding medical aid to those unable to afford hospitalisation or treatment in Africa and India. Self-help is something that we consider is important for the dignity of the recipients, and where possible we ensure that this plays a part. We currently work in two parts of the world Monze in the Southern Province of Zambia and near Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram) in the state of Kerala in India. In both places we work with people locally in nearby areas, bringing help to helping individuals and communities.
Each year during May we take part in Christian Aid Week. We organise a week (or more) of special events to raise money for, and promote awareness of, the work of Christian Aid around the world. Past events have included, quizzes, concerts, sponsored walks, car washes, lunches and coffee afternoons, etc.
The week culminates with a special Christian Aid service, during which we learn more about the specific causes being sponsored that year and take part in specific prayer and meditation for those causes.
This year's theme is "Bite Back At Hunger" and our Christian Aid Service will be on May 26th at 210:30. All welcome.
Home Mission is all about helping Baptist churches and individuals to reach their mission potential and bring the love of God to their communities
Just imagine...helping to unlock the potential of small churches with big visions
Just imagine...helping to keep God's light shining in our cities
Just imagine...helping churches to discover mission in a new way
Just imagine...helping to transform the lives of young people
This happens through grants which are given to support a variety of ministries in and through Baptist churches across the country. Grants are also given to support chaplains and others who work outside the walls of the church. But Home Mission also enables all our churches and ministers to be supported and helped through the work of the Regional Associations and the staff who work at the National Resource Centre in Didcot.
Newport Credit Union now has a collection point at the Church each Tuesday from 10.30 to 12.00.
Information about events during the week at St Julians is available on our activities page.