This year after collaboration with the congregation and the church council, we have a project team who will be rolling out the church project commencing in October. The focus of the year is raising money as well as awareness for homelessness charities in our area. After much deliberation, we have chosen Solihull Churches Action on Homelessness(SCAH) and The Choir with No Name (Birmingham branch).
SCAH work tirelessly throughout the year to support various projects for the homeless in Solihull with their various partners in order to make a real difference to those unfortunate enough to find themselves without a home. For more information about their work, click here.
The Choir with No Name in Birmingham was launched in 2011 and is made up of both homeless and previously homeless people. In the past year alone, over 185 vulnerable adults benefited from the CWNN. They have performed to a cumulative audience of nearly 4,000 people in Birmingham and the West Midlands. It improves self-confidence and skills as well as reducing stigma. There has been overwhelming positive feedback from the members who have experienced a true sense of worth from singing together. Click here to check out their website.
We are fortunate enough to have this choir singing for us at our launching event on Saturday 14th October 2017. It will be an evening of great tunes and singing from the heart, so don’t miss it!
We are rolling out 3 further concerts during the coming year, all expected to showcase the talents of both our own congregation and visiting performers who will raise our spirits and thoroughly entertain us. The dates are 20th January 2018; 3rd March 2018 and 30th June 2018.
There are also plans to invite speakers from homelessness charities to come to visit us throughout the year to inform us about what is going on in our area for the homeless and how we can best help and we are planning one or two Sunday services that will have homelessness as their central theme.
It is hoped you will all engage with us and our future exciting ideas for this year long project. We know you will relish the delights of the evenings we are planning. Please can we ask you to come and enjoy what we have prepared for you! We are very enthusiastic and motivated to make this project a huge success and we rely on your wonderful generosity in being able to achieve this.