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Football fun - Coventry City game in aid of Night Shelter THIS WEEKEND

To commemorate the centenary of Coventry City FC's entry into the Football League, a team of Sky Blue Legends will play a ‘select’ squad of Leamington & Warwick Supporters Club members on Sunday 28 July, 1pm kick off (gates open 11.30am) at Leamington FC, Harbury Lane. The match has been arranged in conjunction with ex-skipper and CCFC legend, Michael Doyle, to raise funds for his chosen charity, Coventry Winter Night Shelter. Proceeds will also be donated to Myton Hospice.

Entry is £5 for adults, with accompanied under 16s free. There will be a prize draw from the match programme and a raffle of exclusive CCFC and general football memorabilia.

Spark in the Park returns! Can you help? 

From Monday 5th - Wednesday 7th August, War Memorial Park will be filled with inflatables, craft, sport, face painting and tattoos as part of Spark in the Park's free family festival, run by the churches in Coventry. There is also a Tuesday evening disco! Anyone is welcome to simply drop by and enjoy the event.

If you would be able to steward, paint faces, man an inflatable or a craft table, or run the tuck shop, please fill in the short application form - teenage helpers also welcome. For form return and questions, email coventryspark@gmail.com.
Children's clothes and baby equipment 
 
Growbaby recycles nearly-new clothes, toys and equipment to help families in need with children under 5. This is regardless of income, background or faith; no referral is needed, and all items are free! They want to build community and relationships to support young families and provide them with clothes/equipment. They also want to empower those they help by asking them to be part of the solution, so recipients are asked to bring back their under 5s kit when it is no longer needed.

Can GrowBaby help you? Do you need children's clothes or baby equipment? They might have what you need!

Can you help GrowBaby? Do you have children's clothes or baby items you no longer need?  You could also wash or sort clothes or help with donations and collections.

Their store is based in Binley but collections and deliveries can be arranged. For more, contact zia@coventryvineyard.org.uk or call 02476 633966.
tastelife

People with eating disorders find themselves in a very dark place. tastelife aims to help them out of that darkness, by providing compassionate knowledge, understanding, and tools for recovery. Train to run our 8-session tastelife course in your community on 26th - 28th September in Coventry, and offer sufferers and carers effective tools for recovery!

This course is desperately needed as there are an estimated 4 million sufferers in the UK, but limited NHS resources. The training is inspiring - and always fun! It will equip you with all you need, plus accreditation from University of Brighton. Based on Christian values but suitable for all. 

Contact debbie.niblett@tastelifeuk.org/07817 605349 or visit www.tastelifeuk.org or come and find them in the Market Place if you are at New Wine.
Family fun in the Cathedral
There will be events for all the family during Fridays and Mondays in the Cathedral during the school holidays, including a family rave! For more details, contact them or see online.
Survey for Christians

The Minority Anglicanism Project aims to explore the needs, challenges and gifts of minority Anglicans in the Church of England. The survey is open to all adult Christians of any ethnicity living in the UK.

Office space?

The Association of Christian Counsellors are a small charity looking for office space for its head office function of about five people, maybe a couple more. They are a membership organisation for counsellors and pastoral carers, but none of this type of activity would be carried out on the premises. They are looking for office space as follows:
 
Size: around 600 sq ft
Ground floor or lift access to upper floors
Car parking for staff
Office space not shared with another organisation because of confidentiality
Separate meeting room (or access to one)
Possibly shared WCs and/or kitchen
Currently paying £8,100 pa

If you can help, please contact them.
Can communities be reconciled?

In a time where our world feels messy and divided, ‘Difference’ is a 5-session course for all Christians to help us discover how our faith can make a positive impact, exploring the values that form our God-given identity and the habits that help us model it in our everyday contexts.

If you are interested in your church joining a pioneer cohort running the course from this Autumn onward, please contact Luke Stewart, Reconciling Leaders Network (RLN) Co-ordinator, by clicking the link below.

RLN will provide two training day options at St Michael's House at Coventry Cathedral, either the 17th or 19th October 2019 from 10am–4:30pm.

  Website:  difference.rln.global/

MP Liam Byrne visit

HOPE Coventry trustees enjoyed meeting with MP Liam Byrne recently, discussing the issues of homelessness and poverty. Liam praised our Coventry Winter Night Shelter, and the way that churches in Coventry work together with each other and with other organisations to be a force for good in the city.

Open up for Heritage Weekend!

There’s an opportunity to for faith venues to apply to be part of the 25th anniversary of Heritage Open Week in September.  It would be lovely if people had the opportunity to visit your church as part of the wider offering for this very special week.
 
It’s a great opportunity to continue the wonderful building bridges work that the faith communities are so very good at – and show outstanding love and hospitality to people. 
 
If people would like to open their doors to visitors – the deadline for application is very soon – first week in August 2019. You can apply to be included via this very simply form on www.coventry.gov.uk/hod.
 

Jobs available

tastelife Network Coordinator

They will enable the spread of the community eating disoders course across the UK by creating a self-sustaining regional structure of community course leaders, building on and expanding the existing network. The Coordinator will also take a central role in growing tastelife and being an ambassador for the charity. Please contact di.archer@tastelifeuk.org / 07845089400 for further information. A full job description can be found here.

Riding Lights theatre bookings

Riding Lights are booking for their Autumn 2019 tour, Kaleidoscope, featuring their brand new show, Breaking Ground. Riding Lights work closely with each church or organisation - whether you're just after a one night performance in your church or longer residencies working in the wider community. They offer workshops for schools and youth groups and can adapt to different venues. To find out more: ridinglights.org/kaleidoscope/.

Do you have staging blocks?

Holy Trinity are holding an event called Trinity's Got Talent in the church building this Oct 5th (Sat evening). If you or your church/organisation have portable staging (simple blocks) which you could lend them, please get in touch.
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