Please pray for Ascension Community Trust – a project the Church Urban Fund is supporting in London.
The Trust provides local services to cover the gaps in mainstream provision particularly for the young, the elderly and those hard to reach. Following a survey of needs in May 2011, they plan to run constructive activities for young people, based in their Community Garden Cafe. The activites include a film club and discussion group, anger management mentoring, a homework club and guitar lessons. These activities will help young people to develop skills and play an active role in the community.
Pray also for the Shoreditch Group – a project of the Contextual Theology Centre which aims to
- contribute to the social transformation of Shoreditch, and in particular the reduction of child poverty
- demonstrate and build up the capacity of churches as agents of social transformation
- engage churches with a broader cross-section of Shoreditch residents – in particular young people (14-20) experiencing economic and social exclusion and young urban professionals (20-35) with a concern for social justice (both of these being groups the church usually struggles to reach)