There are many ways you can use your gifts at Christ Church Fulwood. Complete a welcome card and a member of staff will contact you to discuss how you can get involved. While there are many different areas of ministry in our church family, and always many roles to be filled, we are more concerned that an individual finds the right place for them to be serving than we are about filling gaps that we have!
In the Church Family
Being a diverse church family with many different areas of ministry there are opportunities to serve in many different ways. Music, Youth, Children, Students, New Mums & Mums-to-be, Small Talk, Dads, Senior Citizens, Administration, Catering, Gardening, Cleaning. Please get in touch with the ministry leader if you are interested in serving in that area.
In the Community
We believe that Christians should make a difference in the community. Many of our church family are involved in the community, formally serving as school governors, working for the Samaritans or Citizens Advice Bureau, volunteering in local groups or by being part of sports and social clubs. We welcome and encourage that kind of service and seek to be a support in it. However, we are more formally linked to a number of Ministries locally and beyond with which you might like to get involved.
• As a Church we support Tearfund- A portion of the money given at Harvest is sent to Tearfund. Other money raising events are organised by our Tearfund representatives.
• The Soup Kitchen- This is an activity that is organised by a number of Churches in Sheffield to provide soup, sandwiches, hot drinks and a listening ear for those who need support. The Soup Kitchen has been supporting the homeless and socially marginalised in Sheffield for many years. Different Churches commit to providing the service on specific days on King Street in the City Centre. It runs from September to May. Our contact is Bobbie Walker, who was involved in the inception of Soup Run over 30 years ago. Bobbie can be contacted through the Church Office.
• Prison Ministry- The central aspect of prison ministry is the prayer meeting on the fourth Monday every month, under the umbrella of Prison fellowship (England and Wales). There are also opportunities for training in prison visiting, letter writing to prisoners, contributing to Angel Tree (Christmas presents to prisoners' children), helping with Sycamore Tree (a Victim Awareness course) and assisting the Chaplain. Those who attend the prayer meeting also support people working in Restorative Justice and vulnerable groups in the city. Our contacts are Alison & Roger Tanner who can be contacted through the Church Office.
• The Trussel Trust - This charity works to ‘tackle poverty and exclusion in the UK and Bulgaria’. One of its major activities is to provide ‘Foodbanks’ for people and families who are financially challenged. This year, we supported the Burngreave foodbank by sending them gifts of food from our Harvest services. For more information look at their website at www.burngreave.foodbank.org.uk.
• Galeed House - A local ministry in the Darnall area of the city working amongst the multi-ethnic population of the area. Please contact Sally Hall via the Church Office.