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Praise and Prayer Bulletin from Together4Bristol
for prayer and encouragement!
TOGETHER4BRISTOL (T4B) PRAYER
UPDATE: Spring 2022
GOD BLESS YOU FOR 2022!
Here are a few examples of the Christian community
across the Bristol region in the last few months, with
for what has happened recently and
Prayer and Action
for the rest of 2022!
Please pass these on to your contacts, to encourage them and for prayer!
We thank God for:
T4B's AGM in November, with over 70 church, prayer and sphere leaders gathering to discuss the Christian Community Vision to 2050,
Building Bristol as a City of Hope
, to help engage with Bristol's
One City Plan
2. Two prayer gatherings in February: the
National Day of Prayer for Bristol, with 270 on Zoom, and
Prayer in the Cathedral for the Ukraine, with up to 200 present. Pray for a good response to the Ukrainian crisis, for example through the
Bristol Churches Winter Night Shelter
which ran for 5 months from November 2021 to March 2022. It provides support for people with lower level needs, so people can concentrate on finding a job and so on. More funds are needed, so if you are interested please contact Amanda Munday:
BristolChurchesWinterShelter a_t gmail d_o_t com
Politics and Social Action
Christian Action Bristol
(CAB), led by Andy Street. For the launch, with over 40 church leaders, of the Good Faith Partnership’s ‘
Bristol Churches Recovery Renewal’ Report.
Pray for CAB, leading the Christian community's contribution to the
Recovery and Renewal
of Bristol over the next few years.
5. The launch of
which will engage with over 90 young people across the city every year, to support them into sustainable work or education. The next Programme starts in May. Contact
Isabel.thompson a_t spearbristol d_o_t co d_o_t uk
to find out more!
6. The amazing response from CAB and the Family sphere, to the need for fostering, with over 60 households from 18 churches volunteering. 30 are now in the process of becoming foster parents (see
. For details, contact Stu Dendy
Home for Good
The Keyboard Trust networker, Carmen Carrol, who connects with 40 Pentecostal and Evangelical churches in the region, with
Online workshops and events on Mental Health and Racial Justice. For the “Racism and the Church” private
, which has about 300 members. Contact
keyboardnetworker a_t gmail d_o_t com
8. For regular prayer gatherings for the
spheres. For the
sphere, their new
website and a 10-minute film (with the Education sphere) “
Shining like Stars
”, encouraging primary school children to shine.
9. The new Enabler for Mission and Unity (EMU),
, who has taken over from
, who will continue with T4B, networking across the
spheres of life
. Pray for Ian and the Trustees of T4B for best ways forward and for the appointment of a Compliance, Finance and Administration Manager to allow the Enabler to focus more on mission.
PRAYER and ACTION POINTS
We pray for:
(April 30 to 2 May), which shows God's love in practical ways. Also for
which takes this vision into every day of the year.
Bristol Churches City Fund,
which focuses on
in 2022, to raise funds for
fostering and adoption
Home for Good)
supporting troubled children
at primary school age (through Transforming Lives for Good) and
supporting struggling teenagers
(through Kintsugi Hope)
3. CAB as it works with the Good Faith Partnership and
to lead the Bristol churches’ response to the Ukrainian refugee crisis. Alongside a significant number of hosts providing temporary accommodation for refugees (mainly women and children), 10 ‘Welcome Hubs’ are being set up by churches across the city, commissioned by Bristol City Council and supported by Bridges for Communities and Bristol Hospitality Network. This is a unique multi-agency / multi-sector collaborative effort.
Bristol Schools Connection
, working with CAB and the council, to help churches connect with
Transforming Lives for Good
(TLG) to provide mentors in 20 schools, with ten in place so far.
5. The church leaders' prayer breakfast with the Mayor, in person at the Cathedral, on Thursday, May 12th. If you are a church leader, contact Ian Taylor (see below).
Bristol Housing Festival
team's growing partnerships across the region, following the
Re-imaging Better Ways to Live in our Cities
gathering, to support churches who are commencing their housing journey to serve their communities and to build on the momentum that is growing across the Church to steward land and assets with renewed purpose for the good of the city.
teaming up with In-hope and ‘Hope into Action’, h
churches on the journey to providing homes (move-on housing) for those affected by homelessness.
sphere's weekly Zooms for encouraging creativity, for healing and for the growing Healing Centre Project. For
Bristol Healing Rooms
' sessions in person and on Zoom. To find out details contact:
bristolhealingrooms a_t gmail d_o_t com
9. All the finance and resources needed tor Bristol to help in Ukraine and surrounding countries, for example through
Transform Europe Network
Roger Allen, Spheres Facilitator, Together4Bristol (
roger.allen91 a_t gmail d_o_t com
Derick Mulubwa, Prayer Facilitator, Together4Bristol, Arise (
prayer.t4b a_t gmail d_o_t com
Ian Taylor, Enabler of Mission and Unity, Churches Together in Greater Bristol / Together4Bristol (
enabler.t4b a_t gmail d_o_t com