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The NEED Project

 

We through God's grace and provision commit ourselves to be Christ to all who receive from us, all who listen to us and all who see us, so the love of Jesus is received and not just heard. Through Jesus we can do all things 

Who We Are

As a long established Baptist Church in Stotfold we are always looking for ways to support our community. One of the ways in which we feel that we can do this is to help those in need within our local area. The Purpose is to meet any need that we can and respond quickly.

Where we are

We have been provided with free office space and storage space by Preen Building in Biggleswade, for which we are very grateful. 

What we do

We are at present working with Bedfordshire Social Services, Health Visitors, Doctors, Preen Building in Biggleswade and Hertfordshire Police. To date we have supplied 100's of food parcels, via our partners, to needy situations. We are very sure that all the cases are genuine, as the majority of requests have come through our Doctors' surgery and local authorities. In addition we have also been in a position to supply large amounts of children's clothing (birth-12 years). We have also supplied cots and other baby equipment on occasion, if we have these items available. All these items are donated or funded by our congregation.

We have links with eleven other churches in the local area, including Letchworth and Hitchin in Hertfordshire and Sandy, Biggleswade, Shefford, Maulden and Ampthill in Bedfordshire, who help provide food, clothing etc. and volunteers to help deliver the food parcels.

We would like to emphasise that the purpose of our ministry is to help the community in a practical way and our faith is our motivation, not our purpose. We do not discriminate between who we do and do not respond to. Our view is that a lot of people have heard of the love of Jesus, but not many people have experienced it and as a church we feel that meeting people's needs in a practical manner achieves this.