At our annual Plant Sale, we are raising money for the Home Mission project, The Bread of Life.
Bread of Life is a not for profit company – a trading subsidiary of the registered charity, the South Eastern Baptist Association.
It has been established in order to redevelop a redundant former church in a parade of shops in Strood, Kent, to become a community micro-bakery and coffee shop. Its purpose is to establish a place where people from the local community can have their needs met whether that is simply providing a pleasant place to come and be, to find a listening ear, to get involved in support groups, or maybe to have fun attending baking lessons.
Through various activities, wellbeing is improved and community developed – oh and it may just be the best place outside Paris for a pain aux raisins!
All money given for the plants will go towards this project.
You can find out more information about Bread of Life by vising their Facebook or Instagram pages.
Baptist Home Mission
As part of the Baptist Union, we support Home Mission. It's all about helping Baptist Churches and individuals nationally and in the South East, to reach their mission potential and bring the love of God to their communities. It is the Baptist family purse. The money raised funds:
Grants to local churches. These 200+ grants included church planting, renewing local churches and mission project grants.
Regional Associations (e.g. SEBA), who are engaged in missional development in the area, supporting new initiatives and churches and supporting the on-going work of churches and their ministers and families.
The three specialist teams based in our National Resource Centre in Didcot, Oxfordshire, to resource churches in their work through legal, ministries and missional support.
Each month they have a different focus where you can find out about different areas that Home Mission support. To view this month's update, visit their website