Our Social Action Group raises awareness of social issues such as homelessness, poverty, people trafficking and climate change. It encourages the church to demonstrate and work for love, compassion and justice in our world – locally, nationally and internationally. You can read more about the group’s responsibilities here.
Throughout the year, we’re involved in a range of practical activities. These include:
- serving evening meals at St Paul’s Hostel;
- collecting food and other items for Worcester Foodbank;
- supporting Christmas appeals such items for hampers for needy local families and shoeboxes for children and older people in other countries
We also take part in national and international campaigns on issues like human trafficking, homelessness, global hunger, climate change, water and sanitation. This can involve sending letters, postcards or emails to decision-makers, meeting our local MP, writing articles or making different lifestyle or shopping choices.
Praying individually and collectively as a church about social justice issues is an important element of our work too. We believe God really can move mountains!
You can find out more about what we did in 2018 here.
Anybody that wants to see less injustice in the world can get involved in social action. You don’t have to be a member of St Peter’s Baptist Church. Here are just some ways, click on the links to find out more:
- Help local people in crisis by donating food to Worcester Foodbank – there’s a box for donations in the foyer of our church.
- Volunteer to help with evening meals at St Paul’s Hostel or become a befriender or driver.
- Support homeless people in Worcester through clothing or financial donations to Maggs Day Centre.
- Consider becoming a Nightstop host and offering a room to a homeless young person.
- Buy Fairtrade products such as tea, coffee, chocolate and bananas
- Support Tearfund in following Jesus where the need is greatest by praying, giving and taking action to end global poverty
- Join Hope for Justice to change lives and help end slavery.
- Sign up for CARE’s weekly email to keep informed about developments in social affairs and how you can make a difference.
From praying and giving, to volunteering and taking action, there are many different ways we can all be the good news, bless others and help change lives in our city and beyond. We’ve put together this Social Action and Mission Challenge card to provide you with a range of suggestions to consider.
Download one of the cards in PDF format here.