Mission Action Group News

The Mission Action Group (MAG) at St Michael’s Church supports Christian outreach and evangelism outside the parish, in the UK and overseas. These are the latest updates about their vital work:

 

We have linked with a new mission partner called b.friend – a small but valuable organisation which supports refugees and asylum seekers in Bristol. Sam Sayer spoke at a Saturday breakfast last year and as a result Chris Gane and Louise Pott have been trained and are now be-frienders. Chris Gane is the champion for MAG and will keep the group in touch with the news. 

Crisis Centre Minisitries

We are delighted to tell you that Rachel Mason has agreed to champion Crisis Centre Ministries in Bristol. She very much wants to be involved in this organisation, which does so much for so many people ‘with life disrupting problems’ and she will act as a liaison between Crisis Centre Ministries and St Michael’s. 

They run the Wild Goose cafe in Easton, which provides 600 meals a day to people who are on the bread line. They have recently opened the Spring of Hope ladies’ night shelter. They have charity shops and a lot of faith.

Crisis Centre Ministries want to bring God’s grace and healing love to people with life-disrupting problems. You may be interested in volunteering at the Wild Goose Cafe? You may like the idea of sleeping out on the 28th February to raise awareness of homelessness and to help raise vital funds?! You may just love the work they are doing and want to know more. Please speak to Mary or Patricia. 

Jews for Jesus

We have supported Jews for Jesus for many years, but our financial support for them has now ceased. Please hold Stephen Pacht and his wife Deborah and family, who live in Switzerland, in your prayers. 

Short Term Mission Conference

A number of members of St Michael’s Church are considering attending the Short Term Mission Conference coming up in March.

It’s a well resourced event highlighting needs and opportunities for people to make a difference for a few days or weeks around the world.

Saturday 8 March 2014

Alma Church, Clifton, Bristol

Free (but with a voluntary opportunity to donate towards expenses)

More details here or from the SWAN website.