A number of exciting opportunities have arisen within a dynamic pioneering project for the homeless with the long established Manchester City Mission.
The roles which are urgently required may primarily involve weekends though not exclusively, as we are also often in need of cover for staff on holidays
There are no max/min hours, as the roles are requested as and when needed and you will only be expected to cover the shifts when available.
All relevant training is given so no previous experience of working with homeless people is necessary, though would be welcomed.
As this work will include close contact with vulnerable people a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required.
No application is needed, but please email Barry Matley, the Quarterway Project Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone Manchester City Mission on 0161 736 7959. If the office is closed please leave your contact details so that we can reply.
Once again, thank you for all your help
God’s richest blessings
A few weeks ago, I wrote to all our supporters to ask for prayer. MCM has had a challenging year financially and due to unexpected circumstances, we find ourselves on the brink of a cash flow crisis that had potentially damaging consequences for our ministries, particularly for the way we work with homeless people.
While MCM do not make public appeals for money, we felt that our supporters had a right to know about the challenge that we are facing. That way they could pray for us and the homeless guests who depend on the Narrowgate Night Shelter and Quarterway Day Services for safe accommodation.
We asked our supporters to stand in faith with us for an extra £30,000.00 in income.
Since then two wonderful things have happened.
Firstly, we have received £10,000 in gifts – which is amazing!
Secondly, we have received an extraordinarily kind offer from one of our supporters who last week pledged to match any new donations, pound for pound, up to a final limit of £10,000!
For example, if someone sends a donation of say £5.00 indicating that they would like to “Fund Match”, our supporter will also contribute £5.00 to our work!
One church, upon hearing about this offer, immediately gave a gift of £500.00 which will be matched by a further £500.00 gift by our benefactor, thus transforming a gift of £500.00 into a donation of £1,000.00!
Again, while emphasising the fact that MCM don’t make financial appeals, we felt that our supporters needed to be made aware of this fantastic token of God’s faithfulness.
We would like to thank all of those who have already supported MCM during this time, and would ask that you continue to pray. God is good!
– Terry Durose, MCM Director
This week I have had the joyful privilege of signing a small mountain of “thank you” letters. Those of you who are on our mailing list will know that a few weeks ago we sent out an urgent request for prayer regarding our finances.
2016 has indeed been a challenging year for MCM, with unexpected roof and building repair bills, and lower than expected income from the various trusts that support us in our work. At time like these, it would be ever so easy to focus our attention on what we don’t have rather than what we do have, but that would be a mistake. In the Bible God uses what people have, rather than the things they don’t have, to miraculously meet their needs.
Take for example the prophet’s widow in 2 Kings chapter 4. She was in such great financial difficulty, that her children were about to be taken into slavery. When she appeals to Elisha he focuses her attention on what she has in her house. The answer was nothing – except a jar of oil. Not much by any standard – but in God’s hands it became more than enough and the children were saved.
In the New Testament we have the very famous story of the feeding of the five thousand. In Matthews account we read that the disciples wanted Jesus to send the crowds away to buy food for themselves to eat, but Jesus had another plan. “…you give them something to eat.” Their answer is similar to that of the prophet’s widow. All we have is a few loaves and a couple of fish. How can we feed so many with so little. We all know how that story worked out. God uses what they HAD not what they didn’t have.
Science tells us that being grateful is a great health choice, often leading to a happier and more optimistic mindset. We can add that an “attitude of gratitude” focusses our attention on the things that we DO have rather than those things that we DON’T have. It is the starting point for our being able to commit those things into his hand, knowing that he does all things well.
MCM are currently praying for an additional £30,000 income to help get us though a small cash flow challenge. By God’s grace we are over a third of the way there! and for that we are truly grateful!
by Terry Durose, Director, MCM
Manchester City Mission is very pleased to announce that is has been selected as one of 3 projects in the region of being awarded either £12,000, £10,000 or £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge in shops!
You’ll be able to vote for your favourite project (hopefully it will be ours) in Tesco stores between 26th and 9th October 2016 . . .