At Antioch, we want to demonstrate our love for the people of our Sheffield in tangible ways. On 13th November, we launch our annual campaign of generosity called Be Rich. It is based on Paul’s exhortation found in 1 Timothy 6:18 —
‘Tell them (Christians) to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others.’
Our desire is to practically demonstrate God’s great love for us by partnering with and resourcing local charities who already do such a great job serving the people of Sheffield. It’s a simple, practical way for us to love our neighbour and make Sheffield a better place to live. To be a part of Be Rich. We’re inviting you to join in by making a one-off gift of £30. Our goal is to raise at least £3,000. 100% of what we receive will be passed on directly to these charities.
This year, we’re partnering with the following charities who do an outstanding job serving our community. We asked them how we could help and this is what they shared:
Who they are:
Handsworth Food Bank provides emergency food parcels for families and individuals in the S13 area of Sheffield. As a Trussell Trust foodbank, its clients are referred to the foodbank by statutory and non-statutory agencies, organisations and charities across Sheffield , such as social care, schools, CAB and Age UK. The foodbank is run by volunteers and relies completely on donations of food. The money would be used to purchase shortage food items.
Pray: For continued financial and food donations to help serve those in need
Give: £30 of food would purchase enough food to cover multiple families during emergencies.
Go: If you’re interested in volunteering please speak to a member of staff
Who they are:
Lincoln Court is an 11-bed therapeutic provision for single homeless females 18+ with a range of complex needs. The accommodation there is all self-catering and the project is being set up from scratch so they need donations to enable them to buy really practical things like bedding or soft furnishings, and chairs for the communal areas etc.
Pray: For safety for staff and volunteers. A successful launch of Lincoln Court
Give: Towards the costs of setting the project up with basic essential items.
Go: They need volunteer counsellors as well as other roles. Please speak to us if you would like to volunteer
Who they are:
They provide free counselling services for unplanned pregnancy and pregnancy loss in Sheffield. They offer a helpline, face-to-face counselling, and group counselling.
Pray: More volunteers are needed and wisdom on how to cope with increased demand.
Give: A recent influx of clients has necessitated more volunteers. Volunteer training costs £450 per person.
Go: They need volunteers to serve as counsellors as well as other roles.
The Be Rich campaign will be held from Sunday 13th-27th November. If you wish to give please use the details below:
40-41-11 Sort code
11403672 Account number
Use reference: BeRich