Serving Opportunities

the King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ 

 

We have never had a better opportunity to serve our city, but maybe you don’t know where to start.

As we can’t meet at our Selly Oak building in Tiverton Road at the moment, we would love to encourage you to join in serving communities around Birmingham. One way you can do that is to join in the work being done by Bournville Hub in Bournville and Selly Oak.

Bournville Hub is a registered charity run by Sarah Mullen, one of our church family. The Hub has been doing some amazing work during the Covid-19 Crisis and YOU could get involved and help them write the next chapter through Christ-centred community service. More details about their efforts to date can be found here or you can listen to Sarah’s Cup-of-Tea Tuesday talk here to be inspired to start volunteering in your community.

Every single day gives us a unique, God-given opportunity to serve our neighbours, community and city so pick an idea from the list below and get involved. Seize the day!

 

Love to sew or good at crafts?  - Then join in with the Big Community Sew and help make face coverings for your neighbours and the wider community. You can find patterns and inspiration here. You can donate your face coverings to Bournville Hub at 27 Sycamore Road, Bournville, B30 2AD and they will be distributed to people who need them.

 

Do you or your children love to draw/write? – Get the whole family involved in making homemade greetings cards for elderly people who are lonely and isolated. Write them a personal letter of encouragement.

 

Do you have time to spare and you drive? – Please consider volunteering being a Delivery Driver for Bournville Hub and help them to deliver food parcels to those in need. Currently on Fridays but may be other days as demand continues to grow. Please email Sarah Mullen (sarah@busyparentsnetwork.com) if you are able to do this.

 

Donate food - Take a look at the list below and buy extra food in your weekly shop for The Life House Food Bank in Selly Oak run by the Christian Life Centre. They supply Bournville Hub’s long-life food bags and are always in need of donations. You can bring your food bank donations to Bournville Hub on Wednesdays between 12:00-2:00pm or add donations to the wheelie-bin for The Life House in Sainsburys Selly Oak.

 List of Food Items: 

  • Soup 
  • Beans 
  • Canned Meat or fish
  • Meal
  • Canned veg
  • Pulses
  • Tinned Spaghetti
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Deserts
  • Tinned fruit
  • Fruit juice
  • Sugar
  • Cereal
  • Jam or spread
  • Rice
  • Sauce (pasta, rice or curry)
  • Treat
  • Biscuits
  • Instant meals
  • Milk
  • Tea and coffee

 

Give – Can you spare £15 a month or a week? That’s what it costs Bournville Hub to deliver 1 food parcel with a generous amount of long-life and fresh food to 1 household each week. By giving you can help ensure this vital service to those most vulnerable in our community continues in Selly Oak and Bournville. Details how to give here.

 

Do you have experience with Youth Work? – Please email Sarah Mullen (sarah@busyparentsnetwork.com) for opportunities to work with 16-18 year olds between June-August at Bournville Hub to help keep teenagers occupied.

 

For any other questions, please contact Caleb Howard (caleb.howard@gemission.org) or Sarah Mullen (sarah@busyparentsnetwork.com).