HopeforJustice– Goes Global

HopeforJustice announced its unification with Abolition International and Transitions Global to become one organisation to fight human trafficking.

Check out the video introducing the new global organisation and their roots.

It’s great to see HopeforJustice expand its vision, its reach and its impact!

LifeKids– “Dish Out The Money” – The Charity Single

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“Dish Out The Money”  – is a charity single done by +LifeKids Manchester  (children and children’s groups leaders) from LifeChurch Manchester – supporting 3 great charities which all have a connection with LifeChurch Manchester , involved in various communities and projects.

All well worth supporting!

Read more about what they do below.

LifeKids Manchester–Dish Out The Money

The Charities supported are:

City Centre Ministries (CCM)

The aim of CCM is to reach out to the marginalized in our city with the love and compassion of Christ. We believe that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life and that is the message we take out on a Wednesday and Saturday night.

City Centre Ministries

 

Hope For Justice

Hope for Justice is an anti-human trafficking organisation working to uncover and abolish the hidden crime of modern-day slavery.

Hope For Justice–Every Good Father

 

PepAids

PEPAIDS’ mission is to contribute to the reduction of poverty and HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa and to raise awareness, both within the affected communities and internationally, of the issues surrounding poverty and HIV/AIDS.

PepAids

Tearfund–NoChildTaken

Tearfund has a new campaign to highlight (again) the on-going issue around child trafficking.

#NoChildTaken

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Here are a couple of videos they have produced to high light the issue, and the activities they are doing to prevent it.

No Child Taken-Tearfund

 

Office Kids–Tearfund

 

Play your part to prevent this happening.

BigChurchNightIn – Manchester

The BigChurchNightIn event (1st of 2) in Manchester tonight! (22nd Nov 2013)  (Looking forward to it loads!)

 

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It’s taking place at !Audacious Church Manchester, and will feature the !Audacious Church Band, and headline acts from Martin Smith and Leeland.

Here’s a video preview of the event:

BigChurchNightIn 2013–Martin Smith & Leeland

 

Martin Smith is of course well known as the lead singer from the group Delirious?

Leeland are a Christian rock band from Baytown, Texas

Here are a couple of my favourite tracks from Leeland:

Leeland – I Wonder

 

Leeland – Carry me on your back

There’s also the 2nd BigChurchNightIn event on the 5th of December – which features Stuart Townend and Philippa Hanna – so there’s another opportunity to catch some great music!

Success of Unearth the Truth campaign (Tearfund)

We Unearthed the Truth

This is great news and shows the impact of campaigning and lobbying to increase the transparency of accounting for natural resources companies.

With over 40,000 actions from supporters, Unearth the Truth has been an amazing campaign to be a part of – and it worked!

On 12 June, the European Parliament passed new laws to fight corruption in the oil, gas and mining industries, with the potential to release billions of pounds to tackle poverty.

After months of hard work by MEPs, MPs, NGOs and campaigners, the EU Accounting and Transparency Directives were formally accepted in the European Parliament in June. As a result of this new legislation, extractives companies must now ensure that they publish what they pay on a project-by-project basis for extractive projects over 100,000 Euros, which will mean that local communities can track mining in their area and that there are no exemptions for any company.

This will have a huge impact on citizens living in developing countries, who will now be in a better position to hold their officials in Government to account for the ways in which they spend natural resource revenues.

Watch the video:

We Unearthed the Truth

HopeforJustice and the Zoe Challenge

Ben Cooley, Tom Lister, James Altham and Gavin Murray have been cycling from Riga, Latvia back to Southampton in the UK, covering around 1800 miles in 20 days.

The Zoe Challenge cycling journey has been done to represent the journey taken by Zoe when she was trafficked into the UK to be used in sexual exploitation.

HopeforJustice exists to rescue people from human trafficking and reach those that still are being in exploited. Find out more by watching the following videos.

Here are some other highlights of the Zoe Challenge

Find out more about HopeforJustice:

Or join Ben and the team as they arrive in Southampton on June 1st.

Saying Farewell to the Kings Centre–Moving on to Greater Things

This Sunday (26th June 2011), marks the final Sunday services in the Kings’ Centre. The congregational meeting place of LifeChurch Manchester (formally South Manchester Christian Fellowship (SMCF) / Sale Baptist Church), for the last 50 or so years.

So What’s happening?

  • A new building is going to be built on the site to enable more and greater things for God to happen in and for the communities of South Manchester.

When is this happening?

  • Well, the contractors will soon (July 2011 onwards) be on site, doing demolition and then constructing the LifeCentre.

When will LifeChurch Manchester be back on site?

  • In about 12-18 months time.

What will LifeChurch Manchester do in the meantime?

  • We will continue to meet together at The Avenue Methodist Church, Sale.  We’re grateful for their generosity in sharing their premises with us, while the construction work goes on.

What will the new building be like?

Learn more about the journey towards to realisation of this project here:

New Building for LifeChurch

The blog of journey through this change:

Building the LifeCentre

What are my memories of the King’s Centre?

  • One of my main memories is that the King’s Centre served as the rehearsal venue of Copper Beech.  Where we crafted many of our songs, did some recording and of course polished our set list for our gigs.  Good days! Smile
  • Also it has become my family’s church and centre of worship for the past 5 years or so.  Both my daughters have been dedicated there, and it’s been a privilege and joy to share life and see God in action in so many lives.

What are my hopes for the transition and the new site?

  • It’s just a great opportunity to continue to explore ways we can continue to serve God in South Manchester.
  • The building will enable the church (the people) to do many more exciting things.  Here is a list of vision and ambitions of things we hope to bring into being, when the new building is in action.

Dreams for the New Building  

This whole project is a great testimony to the faithfulness of God and this will an exciting and challenging period for LifeChurch Manchester . Bring it on!