Charities we support
Here at The Rock we support the following charities through giving of finance, practical support and prayer.
Click on the organisation's names below to view more details.
The Keziah Christian School
Pat & Joanna Martinez have a school in the Philippines for those children living in poverty and also have a heart for those with special needs. Our financial support helps to fund pupils through education (which is not offered freely in this part of the world) – helping to pay the staff wages, children’s uniforms, school supplies, books and stationary.
Hope For Justice
Hope For Justice is a charity close to the women at The Rock (The Rock Chicks), it exists to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society. You can find out more by visiting www.hopeforjustice.org
It is our aim to initiate an abolition group at The Rock who’s purpose is to raise money and awareness for human trafficking and slavery.
Operation Orphan is a Nottingham based charity that helps improve the quality of life for orphans and vulnerable children in a holistic, culturally relevant and sustainable way. Brad and Cyl Moore – good friends of the Rock have rescued children from all over the world following major disasters.
If you want to know more please visit www.operation-orphan.org
Central Africa Mission
The Rock supports two missionaries – Carol Seymour and Ginnie Perkins who were sent from the original church at Wellin Lane who work over in the Congo as church planters. CAM was founded in 1915 initially working exclusively in the Congo but now has over one million members and over 6,000 churches and has expanded into Zambia, Ethiopia, Mozambique and Tanzania. You can find out more by visiting www.caminternational.org.uk
Tim And Shireen
Tim and Shireen are missionaries that were sent from the original church at Wellin Lane. They are now ministering in Leicster to the Muslim population and are instrumental in sharing the gospel with other faiths.
The Friary was founded in 1988 by Ann Bremner MBE, it is a well-respected registered charity with a distinctly Christian foundation which operates in the Nottingham area. The Friary’s mission is to empower homeless and vulnerable adults to rebuild their lives by offering practical services, advice and emotional support. Every year the charity caters for 15,000 visits from local people who are suffering the effects of homelessness, substance misuse, financial destitution and social isolation.Founded in 1988 by Ann Bremner MBE, the Friary is a well-respected registered charity with a distinctly Christian foundation which operates in the Nottingham area.
The service was first commissioned in 1988 to address a specific local need and initially was run entirely by volunteers opening 1 day a week. Since 1988 a combination of heightened need for the service and continued dedication to addressing more complex needs of local people has produced today’s widely known and respected charity. The Friary now delivers a wide range of services with open access drop-in sessions being delivered 3 times per week, 52 weeks of the year. Each drop-in is accessed by over 100 local people in need of support. The Friary is passionate about people and about tackling poverty caused by homelessness and unemployment. The charity is committed to offering person-centred advice and support which is accessible and free to all those who require it.
Find out more about this charity by visiting The Friary website.
The King's Village (Ghana)
The Christian Centre in Nottingham is helping to pioneer an international development work in Northern Ghana called the King’s Village Project, and we are committed to help them.
Led by Ben and Marion Owusu-Sekyere, the project is working closely with local communities to provide clean water and sanitation, education, health care and micro-enterprise opportunities to some of the most disadvantaged people in West Africa.
Serving a district of 160,000 people, where the average person earns just 50p a day, the project adopts an integrated development approach - providing clean water and sanitation, healthcare, education and training and enterprise development in the Tolon-Kumbungu district of Northern Ghana.
More than 30 local people are employed by the King's Village Project. Between them they've helped develop a medical centre providing the first doctor in the district, have provided water and sanitation to in excess of 10,000 people, established a school and begun to develop a micro-enterprise initiative.
Currently the project school has around 200 pupils and a new intake of 35 pupils joins every year. The project’s Medical Centre provides the only doctor amongst 160,000 people, and was recently extended by the construction of a nutritional centre at which severely malnourished children are treated.
Over the last few years, the King’s Village Project has worked in partnership with World Vision and the British Army to deliver clean water sources, latrines and hygiene education to thousands of local people, and has seen lasting transformation in the communities served.
As a church we will endeavour to support this project by asking Ben and Marion to share with us from time to time.
Giving can be done on a monthly basis or by sponsoring an individual child at the King's Village School which costs just £15 a month. Your sponsored child will receive a high quality education plus health care whenever they need it. In short, you will be giving a child a chance of a completely different future to the generational poverty and subsistance farming they would otherwise face. A single child will be uniquely assigned to you, and you will receive photos and updates on the child's progress, and the opportunity to send gifts and letters.
Why not take a look at the village by visiting their webpage on the 58i website.
Christians Against Poverty
We are currently looking to partner with national debt counselling charity, Christians Against Poverty.
This may be in the form of a centre in West Bridgford that provides support and advice to families and individuals facing debt. The service helps people set a realistic budget, prioritise bills and liaise with creditors to set up repayment plans.
A special account is set up for clients to pay into, which is used to provide money to priority creditors. For those with acute debts.
The CAP support worker will take you through a five step process to freedom including a home visit, setting an effective budget, opening a CAP account, walking you through insolvency and the filling out of forms, to working out how to pay bills and repayments until people are debt free.
CAP is unique in its non judgemental approach and will help anyone regardless of their religious beliefs, race, nationality, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation or disability.
And the neatest thing of all ... CAP is a completely FREE service!!!
If you want to know more check out their website at www.capuk.org
Or alternatively if you want to start getting out of debt straight away call their dedicated FREEPHONE number on 0800 328 0006
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice. Proverbs 31:8-9 (NLT)
At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment. He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly. One day at about three in the afternoon he had a vision. He distinctly saw an angel of God, who came to him and said, Cornelius! Cornelius stared at him in fear. What is it, Lord? he asked. The angel answered, Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God. Acts 10:1-4