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Top 5 Ideas for July 2017

by Top 5 Ideas for July 2017


Published: 19/04/2017

 

Summer is well and truly here! In case you need an excuse to get outside, here are five! Consider this month how you can serve different areas of your community with their practical needs.


Kings Community Church (KCC), near Southampton, has been working with elderly people in its community for a number of years, and has seen some amazing results. Once a week, they run HALO (Have a Lunch Out). They currently have 115 members, with around 70 also attending the weekly Sund...

Get together with other dads and organise a rough camping weekend for fathers and their children. Find a friendly local farmer, or visit a minimal facility campsite. Cook over a simple stove, or barbecue. Sing songs, tell stories, go for walks, and try to make gadgets out of twigs ...

If you have a church with land attached, or can get permission at a community location, why not transform a small area into a beach. Buy in some sand, paddling pools, and create a beach atmosphere. You could:• Hold a beach party every other weekend during the summer.• Use the beach ...

On a hot day, we sent pairs of people into a town centre, and encouraged them to give cold water to passers by. When they were asked “why?”, they talked about the free gift of the man who said ‘Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink’. ...

'In-service day (INSET Day) holiday clubs' or 'One-day holiday clubs' started in 1994 with Aberfeldy Parish Church.  Holiday club days have since spread throughout Perthshire and onto other parts of Scotland. One day holiday clubs could be run by churches, or groups of churches w...