Community Action

We are passionate about people

In both Milton Keynes and further afield one of our key aims is to support those in need, and to enable people to be all they are destined to be. This can take many shapes, from practical support such as emergency food or shelter, to friendship and prayer support for those impacting communities overseas.

Speaking English

Free English classes every Wednesday

Every Wednesday morning during term-time we hold free speaking English classes at The Ridgeway Centre. This is a great chance for people who don't have English as their first language to practice and develop their skills. The classes are open to people of all abilities.

The classes start at 9:30am and end at 11:30am.To join, come along to a class. You can complete an application form on the day.

 

Volunteers welcome

We are looking to expand our volunteer team, either short-term or long-term. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to engage in conversation with students of varying English language ability.

ESL students seeking to add experience to their CVs would be most welcome.

Foodbank

Update 22 March 2020

We have received the following communication from the Milton Keynes Foodbank:

From Monday 23rd March, the ONLY serving sessions open and available to the community MONDAY – FRIDAY are follows:

Frank Moran Centre ( MARC), Melrose Avenue, MK3 6HT            Open 9am-11am  for vouchers and food collections

Milton Keynes Christian Centre, Strudwick Drive, MK6 2TG          Open 11am-1pm for vouchers and food collections

Kings Community Centre, Creed Street, Wolverton, MK12 5LY    Open 1pm-3pm for vouchers and food collections

The session run at The Ridgeway Centre on Wednesdays from 1.30pm to 2.30pm is therefore closed until further notice.

Donating food

The following information was copied from the Foodbank website. Items in short supply at the warehouse include:

Most MK supermarkets have an official Food Bank collection bin.

Or

Food can be dropped off between 9am and 1.30pm Monday to Friday.here:
Food Bank, Unit 9, Hollin Lane, Stacey Bushes, MK12 6HT

If you need to arrange an alternative time to drop off donations, please call Foodbank on 01908 322800.

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Professional counselling and psychotherapy

We support this not-for-profit professional counselling and psychotherapy service through the provision of a therapy room at The Ridgeway Centre. The service, which is by appointment only runs on Tuesday from 8:30am to 5:00pm, and Thursdays from 8:30am to 8:00pm. 

The counsellors offer integrative counselling with a person-centred approach. They both have a Christian worldview, which offers the opportunity to consider spiritual or transpersonal issues.     

For more details please call: 07544 252050 during office hours.

Get In Touch

sozo

Sozo is a Greek word meaning to save, heal, deliver and preserve. Sozo ministry is not a counselling session but a time of interacting with Father God, Jesus and Holy Spirit for wholeness and pursuit of your destiny.

Sozo is a one-off session. It is a quick ministry and aims to connect you with God (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit) by dealing with the hurts of the past that stop you from knowing Him. Sessions can run from one to one and a half hours and are conducted by two team members.  The Sozo team leader will guide you through prayers of forgiveness, help you to identify and break free from the lies and wounds that have affected you and help you to connect with God. The seconder will write down the promises you hear from God so you can take them away with you. You will need to be willing to be proactive in sharing pictures God may give you in the prayer time and to expect God to speak to you.

To apply for Sozo you need to fill in this online application form. There is a short waiting list.

 

Winter Night Shelter

Warm beds and hot food for the winter months

Working with a team of other churches across Milton Keynes, the Winter Shelter Project provides a warm dry bed and hot food throughout the cold weather months of December, January and February. It can, quite literally, be a lifesaver for those who would otherwise be faced with sleeping rough on the streets of our city.

In addition, the project helps people to get off the streets and into longer term or permanent accommodation. 

The project is staffed mainly by volunteers. To find out more visit winternightsheltermk.com

Overseas

Connections Around The Globe

We are a church with representatives from many nations, and we consider it important to reach out to those in need around the globe. These are projects and people we support as a whole church. Many individuals in the church also have a heart for other countries and projects.

Cebu, Philippines

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Skopje, Macedonia

Muscat, Oman

Unity Park Station Community Club

The UPCC is currently open Tuesday morning 10am until 1pm each week, and it includes a free café providing light lunch and refreshments to individuals and familes. This is a great opportunity to help the vulnerable in Milton Keynes. For more information email the team.