Working in the community
SHCF seeks to offer support in the South Hams by way of involvement in various social initiatives.
Christians Against Poverty
SHCF is committed to continue being part of the local CAP work and supports the work of this inter-church initiative financially and through prayer. There are a number of members of the fellowship who have been actively involved through being part of the South Hams CAP leadership team, by being a Debt Coach or a Befriender.
Apart from regular monthly support for the Centre the fellowship raised money for the Christmas Hamper appeal when the centre was able to distribute a number of excellent hampers to needy families and individuals, and offered articles such as furniture and electrical goods to those in need.
If you just want to see what the organisation does visit: www.capuk.org
If you need help with debts you can visit CAP by internet at: www.capdebthelp.org
Members of SHCF are also willing to present the CAP Money course, having undergone the appropriate training and having successfully presented the course in Totnes at the end of 2015.
We are running a new course beginning on Wed. 9th Nov. at the Horizons Centre, Fore St., Kingsbridge. The course will run over 4 Wed. evenings 7.30-9.00pm.
Read a little more on our SHCF & CAP page.
In association with our involvement in CAP Money we have also registered our ability to offer help in budgeting, with a local Government initiative originating through CAB, called Advice Devon. This seeks to bring together many secular and faith based works, and will provide a register of those who can demonstrate trustworthy ability to offer help in areas such as debt counselling, homelessness, Special Needs education, disability needs, addiction and many others.
Members of the Fellowship are also involved voluntarily with Wordwise Bookshop, Saltstone Caring, the local Foodbank and probably other works.
SHCF sees all this work as an expression of Christian love outworking in the local community and is pleased to be associated
with all of the mentioned organisations. Whilst we are not a large church we believe that we are called to be 'salt and light' within the community where God has placed us and so we seek to serve in whatever way we are either called or skilled. We believe
that being part of a rural community means that we need to be connected with that community.