COVID-19: Responding to the Debt Tsunami….SESSION 8 Emergency Funds for those in Need

RESPONDING TO THE DEBT TSUNAMI

A month of events & resources over September & October, equipping the church respond to the urgent need around debt and money worries in our communities in the wake of Covid-19

SESSION 8: EMERGENCY FUNDS FOR THOSE IN NEED

Find out how to become an “Acts 435” church so you can give to anyone who’s in desperate financial need

Book here

Acts 435 is an online giving charity, directly connecting those who want to give with those who are in genuine need of their help, through a network of local churches and charities.

Acts 435 works through local churches, who can sign up (for free!) to become an advocate.

As the church encounters need, whether within the congregation or those you meet and build relationships with, via foodbanks, toddler groups, homeless shelter, or informally, you can post request on the Acts 435 website; this is then crowdfunded by people across the UK, which you recieve and can then pass onto the person who needs it. It’s an amazing, relational way of showing God’s love and providing a real helping hand.

Come and spend an hour finding out about how you can become an Acts 435 advocate, and hear from churches about how they’ve benefited from being part of this network.

We’ll have an hour of conversation, stimulating input from our expert guests, and room to ask questions and share our own experiences and our context. We’ll share examples of churches who’ve been trying this and learn from their experiences, as well as sharing a host of useful practical resources, whatever your churches capacity to respond. All sessions will be recorded if you are not able to book a slot to attend, so you can catch up at your leisure.

-Wednesday 7th October, 6pm-7pm

-Via Zoom (you will be emailed the link the day before)

-Guest Speaker:

  • Jenny Herera, Executive Director, Acts 435

  • Pat Fernandes, Sacred Heart Church Kilburn, and Acts 435 Advocate

Jennifer Herrera is Executive Director of Acts 435 and has been involved in the charity since operations began in October 2009. Jenny grew up in York, where the charity is based, and is a chartered accountant by profession.

NB: We expect sessions to be sold out so please do book your place now to ensure attendance; and if you are no longer able to attend please do let us know or cancel your place so we can offer to those on the waiting list.

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