You will have seen in the local newspaper, and in our church porches, that the Night Shelter Initiative is sadly being delayed. It is now hoped to open the shelter next November.
Rev Sarah will be emailing all of you who have so generously offered time and talents with more details, and so if anyone else is interested please get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org).
There are many other ways that we can help the homeless this winter and Rev Sarah has details of contacts for the Four Streets Project and Stonepillow/Glassworks.
We will continue to raise the much needed funds at all our Carol Services (17th December), Carols on the Green (20th December), and at our Christmas Day services in West Wittering and Itchenor, helping to ensure that when the project does start all the resources that are needed will be in place.
Yes, it is a disappointment and I know many of you feel the same frustration as the Ministry Team, but there is still so much we can do, so please continue to support Rev Sarah as she liaises with the team organising the Shelter, and hold all those involved, especially the homeless themselves, in your prayers.