We are committed to playing our part in serving the vulnerable in Oswestry and doing all we can to make Oswestry a better place to live. We are always looking at new ways to serve people. Here’s what we are currently involved with:
We hold a monthly prayer meeting on a Sunday evening at Church where we pray over the activities the Church is doing each month. This includes praying for all our social involvement, as well as supporting the strategic vision of the church.
Once a year we devote 9 days to serving the community (blessing Oswestry, hense OsBless). Delivering a variety of one-off projects to help vulnerable people and community organisations. Past projects have included running craft projects in residential centres, decorating the homes of vulnerable people, practical jobs for local charities and providing social events for refugees.
A typical OsBless includes 70 volunteers, 15 projects and 10 partner organisations!
We run regular Job Clubs and provide access to IT so people can develop their confidence, set personal goals and get themselves back into employment. This is run in partnership with CAP and Foodbank.
Create & Chat Café
On the 1st Thursday of each month from 2-4pm we provide a café, conversation and a creative activity. Recent activities have included chocolate making, glass painting and crafts.
Hope is involved with networking to signpost and connect those in need with appropriate services.
Oswestry Resilient Community Steering Group
Hope Church is a key member in a multi-agency approach to strengthening Oswestry and reducing social need.