The Parish has a Mission Giving Committee which comprises:  The Incumbent, a member of the PCC and two other members of the congregation.  Current Committee Members are:

Ruth Jepson (Chair)

The Rev’d George Butler

Alison Evans

Julie Marlow

Janet Annis

 

The Committee meets each year to choose the Christian Mission Organisations for the parish to support for the coming year.  Members of the congregation are encouraged to put forward suitable organisations and the final choice is often a difficult one, selecting from so many worthwhile organisations.

The donations were sent in December and we have received many appreciative letters of thanks, including the following comments:

 

‘I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to Goring PCC for the wonderful donation’ – Street Pastors

 

‘Please pass on our thanks to the whole congregation. We are so thankful that we are able to help people on their journeys, easing burdens, providing safety and saving time and lives’ – MAF

 

‘Thank you for helping to flush away poverty’ – Toilet Twinning

 

We have a schedule of visiting speakers throughout the year to provide you with another opportunity to see what is being done and meet some of the key people involved.

 

19th February 2017: we welcome Christopher Chamberlain who will speak to us about the Christian Resource Ministries’ Maoni Orphanage in Malawi. Chris visited Malawi last year so we are fortunate to be able to have a first-hand report of the activities.

 

10th June 2017: our very own Janet Annis will address us in connection with Izulu Orphan Projects which she is involved in and is one of our ‘new’ organisations for 2017.

 

24th September 2017: we shall have an update from WCHP in coordination with our Harvest Appeal on their behalf.

 

22nd October 2017: Street Pastors Worthing will be providing an insight into the work they do keeping the people of Worthing safe on a night out.

 

We have a calendar of  focus for the year so that each month we concentrate on praying for and learning about specific organisations.

 

MISSION GIVING 2017 CALENDAR OF FOCUS

Throughout 2017

Speaker

19.02.17

CHRISTIAN RESOURCE MINISTRIES   https://christianresourceministries.wordpress.com

Spreading the Christian message in outlying areas and running an orphanage in Malawi

Throughout 2017

CHURCH MISSION SOCIETY     https://www.cms-uk.org

Supporting our Mission Partner, Sharon Wilcox on her second assignment in Ecuador working with children with severe learning disabilities.

January

TOILET TWINNING (PART OF TEARFUND) http://toilettwinning.org

Helping those in desperate poverty to have access to a proper latrine, clean water and the information they need to be healthy.

February

CHRISTIANS AGAINST POVERTY     https://capuk.org

Tackling poverty head on through services offered in local churches, easing the life sentence of debt, poverty and their causes.

March

BIBLE SOCIETY    https://biblesociety.org.uk

Bringing the Bible to life for every man, woman and child. Helping people engage with the Bible and change their lives.

 

April

CHURCH HOUSING TRUST     http://churchhousingtrust.org.uk

Supporting people who have been homeless, by funding the help they need to rebuild their lives.

May

 

CHRISTIAN AID     http://www.christianaid.org.uk

Working in partnership with churches, individuals and local organisations in communities worldwide, supporting people of all faiths and none to rise out of poverty.

June

Speaker

11.06.17

 

IZULU ORPHAN PROJECTS https://izuluorphanprojects.co.za

Serving, educating and providing for orphans and HIV infected widows with children through family-centred, community-focused care.

July

MAF     https://www.maf-uk.org

Working in partnership MAF enables practical help, physical healing, and spiritual hope to be delivered to remote and inaccessible communities.

August

ST FRANCIS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL     (No web site)

Providing education for 105 Christian children including those marginalised in Pakistan schools and some who were previously working.

September

Speaker

24.09.17

WORTHING CHURCHES HOMELESS PROJECTS     http://www.wchp.org.uk

Supporting and re-building lives of homeless people in Worthing

October

Speaker

22.10.17

STREET PASTORS WORTHING     http://www.streetpastors.org

Assisting the ‘young’ and ‘not so young clubbers’ on a Friday and Saturday night to have a great and safe time.

November

CHURCH OF ENGLAND CHILDREN’S SOCIETY     http://www.childrenssociety.org.uk

Helping children and young people when they are at their most vulnerable, and have nowhere left to turn.Church of England Children’s Society

December

CHICHESTER DIOCESAN ASSN FOR FAMILY SUPPORT WORK   http://familysupportwork.org/

Assisting families within our Diocese through their food bank and toy bank in Brighton and local support workers.