Thank you for supporting our Hub January 2017 launch!New friendships were made as we opened our doors on Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th and Saturday 28thJanuary.The photographs speak of new friendships forged. Faces show joy and agreement, sharing the vision of the Hub:
- No one in Harrogate should feel left out, unloved or uncared for
- No one should feel life is hopeless or purposeless
- No one should be lonely or socially isolated
Pastoral Carers are available at the Hub to give time to listen and signpost to appropriate specialists. Recruited from amongst the Christian Churches in Harrogate the pastoral carers choose to serve their community showing compassion, love and support fuelled by their faith in God.
The trustees wish to give special thanks to Councilor Nick Brown, Mayor of Harrogate for attending the Launch event. Mayor Nick Brown praised the Hub vision offering his support and blessings for its success. Bishop James called in on Saturday giving his blessing too. We were very pleased to see many partners and friends in the fight to end isolation and loneliness.
Thank you to all the volunteers who made the event possible: Mrs. Elaine Rogers, Mrs. Chris Holland, Mrs. Kay Kendall and Mr. Malcolm Peters.
Huge thanks also go to our neighbours who sponsored the events: Tesco’s, Jamie Oliver’s, The Revolucion de Cuban, Deano’s Graze and Grill, Mama Doreen’s Emporium, Betty’s, Four Seasons Flowers, Mrs. Chris Rogers for baking the cakes and Mr. Steve Rogers for the Buck’s Fizz!
We are greatly blessed by their generosity. Thank you!
Jesus came to serve and not to be served.
At the Hub, we can give time to listen and respond. If you would like to serve your community in this way we are currently seeking volunteers to serve in pastoral care. We have a second group in training and are looking to train a third group in March.
I would also love to hear from anyone who can write funding bids; we have to raise funds to keep going!
“… just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
The more people who come forward to serve through the Hub, the more hours the Hub can be opened to people seeking support.
If you would like to be a welcomer or a cleaner we would welcome you!
Please get in touch at www.theharrogatehub.org
or ring 01423 369393 for an appointment.
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You will also be able to donate through the Hub website soon! And please don’t forget to pray for the Hub and its mission!
Blessings and love.
Harrogate Hub Executive Director
Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org