‘From homelessness….to helping the homeless’ – come to the next Men’s Breakfast

Men's Breakfast -Phil Atkin

Saturday 2nd July at St John’s with Paul Atkin of Reachout Network

Reachout Network8.30am to 10.30am Registration from 8am

Tickets £5 available at church from Sunday 29th May

Come and hear Paul’s story: how Jesus transformed his life, and is now transforming the lives of broken people on the streets of Birmingham.

 

Paul AtkinPaul heads up Reachout Network, a Christian charity.  Reachout Network exists to serve the needs of the homeless sleeping rough in and around Birmingham City Centre, and to bring God’s love into the lives of needy people. Paul knows what it feels like to be homeless, and longs to bring hope into the lives of people with a lifestyle of homelessness and addiction.

Reachout was started by Paul in 2006 in response to a call from God to meet the need he saw on the streets of Birmingham.  In the beginning, Paul went out alone handing out a hot drink and sandwich to those in need and listening to their stories.  Gradually, Paul was joined by others and Reachout Network was born.

Ten years on the charity has now grown to a sizeable team of volunteers working both on the streets and at the City Road Centre.  Reachout Network has teams going out two nights and two early mornings every week helping those who are sleeping rough.  They are able to offer hot drinks, sandwiches and signposting to organisations where they can receive help.

At City Road Methodist Church they are open on Tuesdays and Thursdays and are able to provide hot food, clothes, showers and a listening ear to people in need.  They have also run various activities such as art therapy and the Rethink Course.  This is based on Romans 12:2 and tries to help people rethink how they see themselves.  It has greatly helped many of the clients with their issues.

Men's Breakfast Flier - Phil Atkin

 

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18th May 2016 Posted in: News by Stella Jennings 0

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