Community & Charity Links
West Kirby United Reformed Church enjoy building partnerships in the local community and we're active members of the Churches Together in West Kirby group. We also support Christian charities, small and large, near and far, in a variety of ways. Here's a flavour of what we've been up to:
In 2016-17, West Kirby URC were delighted to establish some new partnerships in our reordered building. The Christian Bookshop, Birkenhead have opened their West Kirby outlet in our church entrance lounge and are selling books, CDs, cards and gifts every Wednesday, 10am-1pm. We've also been pleased to get to know Reach Counselling and now have a counsellor available by appointment in the new interview room at West Kirby URC.
We're grateful to our neighbours at West Kirby School for giving us use of their carpark for our 10.30am service on a Sunday, and privileged to have been invited to take a service to Riversdale Nursing Home every few months and to continue to maintain flower planters at West Kirby railway station.
It's a great joy to work with some of the local schools and we've recently begun to host some immersive lessons to support the R.E curriculum. Find out more about youth and children's work here.
The church continues to have a collection bin for Wirral Food Bank and collects used stamps which are sent off to support the 'Stamp Out Leprosy' campaign. We collect Christmas shoeboxes for the Teams4U appeal and enjoy annual events including a soup lunch for Christian Aid and Toddler group days supporting Children in Need and Macmillan.
Other charities the church members have voted to support over the past few years have included:
Africa Inland Mission works in partnership with the African church with the goal of seeing ‘Christ-centred churches among all African peoples.’
Barnabas Fund supports Christians where they are in a minority and suffer discrimination, oppression and persecution due to their faith.
Charles Thompson's Mission has been serving the people of Birkenhead and the Wirral since 1892, helping men and women who homeless, poor and needy to move out of poverty.
Christian Aid is a Christian organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. Christian Aid work globally and provide urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes.
Hope for Justice exists to end human trafficking and slavery in our generation.
IPASC aims at being a centre of expertise and reference in Community Health for the improvement of health in Africa through a holistic approach.
Naked Truth is a project aiming to open eyes and free lives from the damaging impact of pornography.
Soul Survivor is a Christian organisation who put on a range of events to help young people, youth leaders, and those in their 20s and 30s develop and deepen their relationship with Jesus.
Wirral Youth for Christ exists to share good news with the young people of the Wirral and to have a positive influence on young people’s lives.