Christians Against Poverty (CAP)
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Monthly Prayer MeetingsThese will all now be held every second Wednesday of the month at St Aldhelm’ Church Centre, Spa Road, Weymouth, DT3 5EW from 10.30-11.30am.
The next meeting will be at St. Aldhelm’s Church Centre on Wednesday 11th December. Please come and be updated on finance, the Debt Centre, the Job Club and CAP Money and support this ministry.
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Lifted - CAP's supporter's magazine
As you are probably aware, each Christmas CAP seeks to bless the people we work with in a practical way. In partnership with the churches of Weymouth and Portland, we have been able to provide a generous food hamper to families in previous years. This year we are being even more adventurous and, with your support, plan to provide every CAP client and each member of their family with a Christmas stocking, and we ask for your support to make this possible!
By providing a Christmas stocking tailored to each member of the family we know we will alleviate a significant area of spending for our CAP families, as well as giving a great deal of joy as people open presents on Christmas morning donated by Christians locally. The impact of such generosity at Christmas time cannot be underestimated.
We have seen how our clients have been touched by your generosity in previous years and look forward to working with you on this years appeal.
Should you join us in this project, as you wrap the gifts for these stockings you will be able to imagine children ripping them open on Christmas morning only a few miles away from your own home.
We have checked around town and Poundland will be selling Christmas stockings from early November. The usual shops, Wilko, The Works, Poundland and the supermarkets, all have a variety of small gifts that can be used to pad out the stockings. Some items that can be used could be; bottles of bubbles, sweets and chocolate, crayons and colouring books, pencil cases and crayons, stickers, bubble bath, small games, packs of card games for children (UNO for example). For adults we can imagine that smellies, chocolate, candles and socks would be lovely gifts. These are just ideas, please feel free to complete your stocking however you would like to and add a Christmas card with a message of hope and encouragement.
If however you are unable to take part in this appeal and perhaps would like to contribute with a cash donation instead, please contact our new debt coach Tracy Gillespie on 07809 591787.
We ask that you complete your stocking and take them to the following drop-off points by 8th December.
Weymouth – St Marys Church
Portland – Easton Methodist Church
On behalf of the CAP team, thank you so much for partnering with us on this.
On behalf of the families who will receive these gifts, thank you for your generosity.