DURING THIS TIME OF LOCKDOWN AND ISOLATION MANY PEOPLE ARE EXPERIENCING HARDSHIP AND LOSS. WE WANT TO SHOW GOD'S LOVE AND CARE FOR PEOPLE BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE CHURCH, WHO ARE IN PARTICULAR NEED AT THIS TIME. WE CAN ALL RESPOND IN DIFFERENT WAYS, HERE ARE SOME SUGGESTIONS:
As a church we work with amazing charity partners to serve those most in need in our communities. Here are some ways you can help them or access support you might need:
Safe Families are recruiting Covid-19 response volunteers to offer phone support to isolated families. They have a quicker volunteer process in place and you can join!
"Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to the family of faith"
Many practical needs will be met by Reach Communities. However where this is not financially possible we have a central Reach Crisis Fund. This will be carefully allocated based on priority needs by the Reach Response Core Team and local leaders.
Please help us support as many people as possible by giving to the Crisis fund
You can set up a standing order or one off payment using the following account details:
Account Name: EMCF
Sort Code: 20-25-85
Account No: 00345954
Reference: crisis fund
There is a 3% charge to us for donations made through ChurchSuite. You will have the option to cover this cost or it is taken from the donation.
To access the Crisis fund: Please speak to your Reach Community Leader or one of your local leaders or pastoral team, in confidence. They will make a referral for financial support.
Our primary place of care in the church is our Reach Communities. If you are are isolated or want to help others, please e -mail the team to get connected:
Find out how to join a Reach Community
Contact us with any pastoral concerns
Contact our prayer team with any requests
If people need help that can’t be met within the church, get them to ring 0115 915 5555 where they will be guided through options to help with food, prescriptions, pet care etc.
More information here:
Upbeat Communities are offering free sessions for asylum seekers and refugees including English classes, creative activities and a gathering for women all online. To sign up send your name through WhatsApp to +447514489022. You need to save the number in your phone to receive our messages.
Derby City Mission is supporting a series of Local Food Distribution Hubs to distribute food to the most vulnerable people in Derby. Details about accessing any of their services can be found here:
Belper: Hope for Belper is coordinating donations for the food bank and other support.