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ADDICTION REHAB IN THE COMMUNITY / VICTORY GOSPEL CHURCH
The day recovery course at Victory Gospel Church will have 4 spaces at the end of April for those that are looking for freedom from any form of addiction, with Christ at the centre of their recovery. This programme allows people to stay in their accommodation while receiving the help then need to recover. Total rehabilitation is what the programme offers, with support from detox, renewing the mind, a deeper relationship with God, support with court, benefits, debts, CV writing and back into voluntary and paid employment.
For more information please contact: Dawn VanSice / Mobile: 07736167600
Email: dawn@recovered4life.org
MAY ONWARDS...
MORNING DROP IN FOR THOSE WHO FOSTER OR ADOPT / WEDNESDAY 8 MAY / 10.30AM-12.30PM / THE LIFE CENTRE, DUKES ROAD, SO14 0SQ
A free event with activities available for children, the opportunity to meet other Christians who foster or adopt in and around Southampton, and to receive prayer and encouragement. Lunch provided. Please register a place here!
ECOBRICKING / SATURDAY 11 MAY / 10.00AM-12.00PM / KING'S CHURCH CENTRE, LORDSWOOD
We cannot fail to be aware of the problem of plastic waste in our environment - so here's a way to begin to make a difference. Ecobricking will take place at King's Church Centre, 414 Coxford Road SO16 5LL on Saturday mornings from 9.30am til 12 noon. Also, come along and hear how someone has gone plastic-free on Saturday 11th May, 10am - 12pm at the same venue from 10am til 12 noon.
LEADING A PRAYING CHURCH / WEDNESDAY 15 MAY / 10.00AM-3.30PM / SHIRLEY
A training day for all with a heart for prayer in their local churches. Run by national organisation CPAS; hosted in Shirley.
For more details and to book in - see here!
CHURCH INNOVATION FAIR / WEDNESDAY 22 MAY / 4.00PM-7.00PM / SAINT MARY'S CHURCH
This year, we are launching a new event to celebrate and showcase the innovative ways the church in Southampton is engaging in the city, sharing God’s love and bringing fresh initiatives to our communities. We would like to invite you to join us at this free event as a contributor or as a guest. The event will be advertised across the city.
The event is run as a ‘market place’, where guests are free to mix and chat to those running the stalls. Anyone can do this, don’t think you need to have years of experience or a title, you just need an idea or project to share.
More details to follow - but please save the date!
CHILDREN'S AND YOUTH LEADER TRAINING EVENING / TUESDAY 25 JUNE / 7.30PM -10.00PM / THE LIFE CENTRE, DUKES ROAD, SOUTHAMPTON
For anyone involved in children’s or youth work, this training is designed to equip and resource you and your church to better understand the needs of children who have been adopted or are in foster care. Our heart is that churches become safe, welcoming and brilliant places for vulnerable children and their families.
The training is a mix of theory and practice with plenty of space made within the evening to consider the implications and next steps for your context. It would be ideal for whole teams to come along together.
The evening is free but you need to book in to reserve your place.
Book in here!
CHURCH IN THE PARK...
CHURCH IN THE PARK 2019 / WEDNESDAY 29 MAY - SUNDAY 2 JUNE / HOUNDWELL PARK
Following on from the adventure we had in 2017, we are keen to continue our partnership in the gospel and be actively sharing the good news of Jesus in the heart of our city by partnering again in a city mission next spring. As an SCN church, we would love your wholehearted involvement. Can you help us? Here is what you can do:
PRAY - Please pray for the city, and for the team planning the event.
PLAN - Please let us know if you would like involvement at the planning stages.
PEOPLE - Please begin to think of who might have gifts and abilities that will serve the event (such as hospitality, children, evangelism, administration, sports).
POUNDS - Please plan to partner with us financially. If every church is generous, then we will be able to put on a wonderful event to the glory of God, and see many lives transformed. The budget for the whole event is just under £20,000, so please be super-generous!
Please register to serve by buying a Volunteer Ticket - it requires a small contribution of £10 towards administration and to produce your Church In The Park 2019 T-Shirt.

You can do so through Eventbrite here!
OTHER INFORMATION...
SUPPORTED LODGINGS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Do you know someone with a spare room? Could they help support a young person?
Some young people who have been forced to leave home due to family problems, or who have been in care, find themselves struggling to cope alone. Step by Step and our team of Hosts bridge the gap between home, or being in care, and living independently.
Could you provide: A comfortable single room? Emotional and practical support?
Access to shared facilities; kitchen, bathroom, living area?
We are looking for Hosts in Southampton.
Contact for some more information: fi.wilkinson@stepbystep.org.uk (07515051889)
https://www.stepbystep.org.uk/get-involved/spare-room/
CARAWAY NEWSLETTER / SPRING 2019
Caraway's recent newsletter is now out, which you can see here!
You can see more information about Caraway and subscribe to the newsletter here: https://www.caraway.uk.com/get-involved/
STREET SUPPORT SOUTHAMPTON
A short video outlining the services supporting those who are sleeping rough in Southampton - featuring Society of St James, Two Saints, Salvation Army, Southampton Street Pastors and more! Video here!
SOUTHAMPTON HOUSE OF PRAYER (SoHOP) UPDATE:
Praying for the church/ praying for the nation
In February we had a wonderful time praying for all the churches in Southampton and ended up with a long list, and many prayers prayed. Some specific prayers were written down as believers from across the churches met and prayed. We will be passing these on to the churches concerned.
During March we are praying for the nation. There is a national day of prayer called for 29th March. We believe we are at a crucial moment in history where the destiny of our nation can be affected. We are not praying politically but praying for God's will to be done and the destiny that He has for us to be released into the conjecture and uncertainty. We are also particularly praying for the people and government of Southampton at this time.
You are welcome to drop in and join us during the day on Saturdays, or sign up to join an evening, night time or early morning session. See 
sohop.org
BIBLE COURSE
A notice for church leaders: are you concerned about how little some of your people engage with the Bible? If so, the Bible Course, provided by Bible Society would be good. It is an 8-week course that works best in small groups. Those who have completed it say it is ideal for new believers right through to mature Christians. If you want to know more please contact Chris Hardwick (chris50.hardwick@btopenworld.com), who can give more information or provide you with a sample manual and DVD.
MIRACLE STREET
Steve Lee has presented the BIG STORY of Jesus Christ across the UK, Europe and in other parts of the world, full-time, since 1987. 
Over the decades, he has trained others, created projects and initiatives and raised up several generations of the Miracle Street team. In what is now his fourth decade, Steve's entire focus is on proclaiming this BIG STORY Indoors, Outdoors and Online.
See more about Miracle Street here!
http://www.miraclestreet.com/
YOUNG LIFE
City Life Church are working with Young Life and it would be great to have more churches involved and supporting this work. For more details, please contact Paul Woodman at City Life. See a video with more information about Young Life here!
VACANCIES...
HEAD OF YOUTH  MINISTRY AT ABOVE BAR CHURCH
Are you passionate about Jesus and young people? Are you good at making communities welcoming and fun? Can you communicate the bible in creative and engaging ways?
Above Bar Church is looking for a Head of Youth Ministry who Loves God, Follows Jesus and wants to Share Hope with young people and their families; someone who can lead and co-ordinate our youth teams and work directly with young people in our church and city.
We’re looking for a hands-on individual who can work alongside others, building passion and vision in our teams, and the church; whilst implementing a strategy for a growing youth ministry. Our ideal candidate would have experience in youth ministry and a relevant undergraduate qualification.
This is a full-time post, that has capacity within the role to develop ministry beyond the current activities and potential to engage with city-wide ministry.
For more information or to apply, please email office@abovebarchurch.org.uk with a recent CV.
Deadline for applications is 3rd May 2019. Start date - between June 2019-Sept 2019.
WINCHESTER PREGNANCY CRISIS CENTRE MANAGER
Winchester Pregnancy Crisis Centre are looking for a new Centre Manager who will support the Christian ethos of the charity.
For a full job description, please contact Jo McGrath on office@winchesterpregnancycrisis.com. The deadline for applications is 29th April and we intend to hold interviews for shortlisted candidates on Wednesday 29th May 2019 with the ultimate aim of the successful candidate starting work at the beginning of July.
EASTLEIGH BAPTIST CHURCH CARETAKER
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the ministry of Eastleigh Baptist Church and
Wells Place Centre in the role of Caretaker. The role is full time and comes with a licence
to occupy the church owned property next door. Hours will be worked Monday—Friday
but availability is needed on some Saturdays on an overtime basis to complete
maintenance tasks or when we are hosting a large event.
Please contact Emma Leggett for a full job description, salary details and application form
on 023 8061 3210 or by email on emma@wellsplace.org.uk. Closing date for applications
is 9am on Monday 29th April.
BUILDINGS MAINTENANCE MANAGER
It's wonderful to have buildings to meet in - but they do need looking after! We're like to appoint a buildings maintenance manager to help us look after St James', the Parish Hall and 133 Church Street. We anticipate the role might take around 5 hours a week (but more than than to start with), with the person sometimes being available during the working day to meet with potential contractors etc. 
If you're interested in the role, please contact 
Theresa here or one of the church wardens.
More information online here!
INTERN POSITION FOR MISSION TO SEAFARERS
We are seeking a compassionate and highly motivated individual to join our small team that offers a range of welfare services to seafarers promoting social, physical, spiritual and mental well-being.
You must be able to embrace diversity, be an effective communicator, flexible in your approach and able to adapt quickly in unfamiliar environments.  
The successful candidate will provide an effective port welfare service in line with the Mission’s core purpose and provide physical, moral and spiritual support to seafarers and their families.
The Mission to Seafarers is an international Christian maritime charity.  It has become one of the largest port-based welfare operators in the world working in 200 ports and 50 countries. Our frontline staff visit ships, offer hospitality, drive minibuses and engage a range of other welfare activity.  Seafarers spend up to nine months away from home and the Mission offers a friendly face and a helping hand to those in port. We help seafarers who are stranded or abandoned, assist with justice cases and support their families.

More details here!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SCM BASICS BANK
SCM Basics Bank are in urgent need of volunteers on several days at the moment:
- At the food Basics Bank venue on a Monday hosted by Above Bar Church
- At the clothes Basics Bank venue on a Wednesday hosted by Ascension Church
- At the food Basics Bank venue on a Thursday hosted by Citylife Church
- With our warehouse sorting team on a Thursday in Millbrook 
All days have 10.00am-12.30pm and 12.30pm-3.00pm shifts available. Full training, support and expenses are provided for these voluntary positions. Please contact SCM on 02380 550435 or office@southamptoncitymission.co.uk if you would like to know more.
VOLUNTEER FOR COMMUNITY CHURCH CAFE
The Community Cafe is looking for some extra help from the local community. See the video here to find out more and how you can get involved.
VOLUNTEER FOR SAFE FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN
Safe Families for Children is a Christian charity that partners with local churches to provide support to families who are struggling or in a crisis. Volunteers are trained and equipped to offer support to families either through hosting children, befriending or providing resources. Safe Families has funding in place to work with Southampton City Council over the next 3 years, and there is lots of opportunities to get involved. If you would like to find out more please visit www.safefamiliesforchildren.com