A Living Loving Learning Community with Jesus at the Heart
31 May 2020
What the Bible has to say about the arrival of the Holy Spirit and the first-ever Christian sermon, followed by awesome praise and worship from Midlands-based band Heavens Mutambira.
Coping With Lockdown
Are you struggling to make ends meet during lockdown? If so, we can now provide practical help with your weekly shopping bills.
Our new Food Stop project provides around £20 of groceries for only £3.50 for anyone who is on benefits, has been furloughed or laid off from their job as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. It is also available to anyone who is self-isolating and has no support locally.
Food packages are delivered free of charge each Friday, or can be collected from the church on Friday mornings between 10am and 12 noon. Multiple packs can be supplied where there are two or more people in your household.
To apply, either send an email to email@example.com or phone the church office on 020 8668 6260. We can then assess your precise needs and make the necessary arrangements.
The Food Stop scheme is a joint venture between OLLBC, Croydon Council and the Fareshare food charity. Council staff and volunteers are also on hand on Friday mornings to help with advice relating to welfare benefits, debt, job support and skills training.
Pastor Nick Graves said: “A huge thank you to our partners and especially to the dozens of volunteers who stepped up to the mark following our recent appeal. The response has been simply fantastic. Without them we couldn’t have done this, we just can’t thank them enough.”
Volunteers sorting deliveries from Fareshare ready for distribution
OLLBC deacon Richard Millar with some of the 750 kilos of food distributed on 17 April
David Lewis introduces our series on Old Lodge Lane’s five values – for everyone to thrive, to feel welcome, to find healing, experience freedom and continue to learn.
“Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” Pastor Nick continues our series on OLLBC’s five values and what it means to be free.
Digging deeper into our values as a church, Richard Millar talks about Old Lodge Lane being a place where people receive healing.
Sunday Morning Family Worship (currently suspended)
10.30am – 12:15pm
Reedham Park Avenue, Purley CR8 4BQ
Close to 455 bus route terminus
Nearest rail station: Reedham
Weekly Events (currently suspended)
Little Dragons Tang Soo Do
9-10am & 10-11am
(monthly, see Calendar)