Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Prayer Points for the Winter Night Shelter - Week Three

The Broxbourne Winter Night Shelter started on 7th January 2019 and is running until 3rd March.

  • Praise God that the night shelter is continuing to go well. The number of guests each night is gradually building up, starting with two in the first week, now up to five in the third week.
  • The volunteers continue to work well together, and there has been a good atmosphere at each venue. Guests have been grateful for gloves, hats, socks and scarves, provided through the Foodbank.
  • Please pray for the venue coordinators and the core organising team, that they will have wisdom in making decisions about how to manage specific needs of guests.
  • Pray that in this cold weather, all those who need this service will find out about how to access it.
  • Give thanks for the volunteers, who have been making the guests feel welcomed and valued.

Monday, 21 January 2019

Unity Service, January 20th 2019

Thanks to Father Philip and our friends at St. Augustine's, Hoddesdon, for hosting our wonderful Service for Christian Unity on Sunday evening.

Standing together, our local clergy from across our traditions.

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Winter Night Shelter Prayers - Week Two

The Broxbourne Winter Night Shelter has started and is running until 3rd March.

Praise God that the night shelter has started well. For the first week, there were two guests, both very grateful for a warm bed for at night. Three guests at the beginning of the second week, with more potentially coming soon. The volunteers have worked well together, and there has been a good atmosphere at each venue.
Please pray for each new guest as they arrive, that they will feel welcomed and valued.
Pray also for the volunteers, that they will enjoy the experience and for the venue coordinators, that they will have the stamina they need for the full 8 weeks.

For more details of the shelter, see the WNS webpage

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Winter Night Shelter - Starts Next Week!

Our Winter Night Shelter starts next week! For more information see the WNS webpage.

Each week we shall be circulating prayer points - here are the prayer points for the first week:

The Winter Night Shelter will be starting on Monday 7th January and running for 8 weeks.
Please pray for the following:
* For the final preparations, that all will go smoothly.
* For the venue coordinators at each of the seven venues: Waltham Cross Baptist Church, St Joseph’s Waltham Cross, Wormley Free Church, Elim Life Church, Hoddesdon, St Cuthbert’s Church, Hoddesdon, St Augustine’s Church, Broxbourne, St Augustine’s RC Church, Hoddesdon
* For all the volunteers, as they start out on this new role
* For effective communication between those in need and those at the council so that guests for the night shelter are appropriately matched up to the venues.
* For each guest who comes, that they will feel welcomed and valued
* For an atmosphere of peace, love, warmth and encouragement at each venue.

Christmas Outreach Thanks!

A big thank you to all who helped at our various Christmas activities this year. It was fantastic to be part of Hoddesdon Loves Christmas, both the craft activity/prayer tree during the day and the parade in the evening (what a success that was, never seen so many people!) with our star. The Lebkuchen distribution was again a great success, it was lovely to return back to local businesses we gave them too last year and to extend it to Broxbourne and Wormley as well.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Young Life Matters

Young Life International starts with concerned adults who spend time building bridges of authentic friendship with young people - where they are, as they are. We listen to their stories and learn what's important to them because we genuinely care about their joys, triumphs, heartaches and setbacks.
The only thing that limits the extent of our influence on young lives in the CTHBW area is the number of adults who are actively engaged in this mission.

Volunteer leaders.

Our volunteer leaders enter the world of teenagers, focusing on what matters to them: fun, adventure, friendship and a sense of significance. In doing so, they earn the privilege of talking to teens about something that we believe matters most of all: the truth about God and His love for them.   We always have room for more leaders but, especially right now, we need female leaders.


We have a role for every adult in a community who gets excited about young people hearing of God's love for them.
We are looking for adults to serve in ways like:
Prayer team — we entrust our success to the One we so passionately tell kids about, so if you have the desire to pray for us and with us, we are grateful.
Event support — planning and executing fundraisers and informational meetings, from banquets to barn-dances, from auctions to quizzes.
Helping with financial support — YL Hoddesdon is financially supported almost exclusively by local families, businesses and our churches, so we need help finding those people, engaging them and thanking them.
Leader care — whether it is making them a meal or praying with them, we want our leaders working with teens to know they've got a team cheering them on.
Community relations — when the right people know the right things about Young Life -- from pastors to head teachers to parents -- the mission prospers.
Logistical support — stuffing envelopes, data entry, accounting help, newsletter writing -- you name it, we could use your skills!

Forthcoming Event

“BEHIND THE SCENES”  A Fundraising Banquet.   
16th March 2019 at Bishops College, Cheshunt.    
We would love to have representatives of our churches host tables at this spectacular event.

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