It’s back… The Big Winter Sleepout
On 20 November, you can do something incredible that will bring practical care and the hope of the gospel to hundreds of people facing life on the streets of London.
The economic impact of the pandemic has seen many more people in London end up on the streets. You can help give them a future.
Your support means our team at Webber Street share the love of God with compassionate gospel ministry and practical care to bring hope in the lives of many people experiencing homeless. Can you help share the message of Jesus in word and deed to people facing life on the streets?
Join us, along with Christians across the UK, from the discomfort of your garden, balcony or even your front doorstep or at our centre in Vauxhall for the BIG WINTER SLEEPOUT – and raise vital funds for Webber Street .
Show your interest by signing up today www.lcm.org.uk/sleepout
Harvest is coming and as many churches are starting to meet in person again, we are reminded that we have a lot to give thanks for!! At this time of thanksgiving, we ask that you remember our homeless guests, who face many challenges. We are now in need of jeans and tracksuit bottoms, hoodies, jumpers and T-shirts, new underwear and jackets. As usual, we give out lots of hot drinks. If you can also give Tea, Coffee and Sugar, as well as other non-perishable food items (eg baked beans and other tinned products, biscuits, rice etc), that would be greatly appreciated by the guests during these colder coming months.
From this Monday, the 10th May, we are pleased to announce that we are able to open our doors to our guests again. We will be serving breakfasts inside again, and we will offer showers too, as well as providing clothing and other practical support. We still need to abide by government guidelines with regards to COVID, and as we are limited with the number of guests we can have inside, we will also continue to serve takeaway breakfasts.
We are pleased to announce that we will be starting serving breakfasts to our guests from Monday 25th January. This will be an external breakfast service, which will fully comply with Government Guidance.
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID restrictions, we are unable to take donations of clothing at this time.
This week we began to study Matthews Gospel with 5 of our guests.
Genealogies can seem uninteresting at first, however Matthew begins with the lineage of Jesus to show God’s grace goes right back to Abraham.
With this wonderful hind sight we can all be encouraged when we see how God used Abraham, David and Rahab as flawed people, to fulfil His purposes, it encourages us who are also flawed by sin.
We have invited 2 guests to attend a Christianity Explored course at All Souls Church in February.
Pray that they will go and learn more about Jesus, who can give us a fresh start.
This week we had 5 guests studying and discussing John 18 & 19.
We discussed the question “What is truth?” which is so hard to find in todays world.
If we cant trust politicians to tell the truth who can we trust?
Only Jesus tells us complete truth and this truth is in His word.
Pray for guests who have been let down by the systems politicians have set up which have made life difficult for them.
We can trust Jesus always!
We were joined by 5 guests this week around the Word of God.
We studied John 16 v 17 – 34 and discussed how the disciples must have felt as Jesus explained
that “in a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me, because I am going to the Father”
After discussing further with the disciples Jesus exclaimed “You believe at last!
Sometimes we just have to trust and believe in Jesus, even though the circumstances make us fearful.
Remember Jesus words in verse 33, “But take heart! I have overcome the world”.
We had a good study this week as 12 of us gathered around God’s Word to study Chapter 14 of John’s gospel.
It begins with “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me.”
Many people coming to Webber Street have “troubled hearts” and yet we have a gospel which can turn sorrow into joy by the power of the Holy Spirit..
Pray for those guests who come to the Bible Study, that they may encounter Jesus for themselves in a real and powerful way.
Jesus said “I am the way and the truth and the life. No-one comes to the Father except through me”
Pray also that the Father will reveal Himself to our guests, as many of them have never known the love of an earthly father and so find it difficult to comprehend God’s love for them.
We had 10 guests gathered around the Word to study John 13 v 31 – 38.
We read how Jesus predicted Peter’s denial of Christ and yet Peter vowed to lay down his life for Jesus.
Despite Peter’s failure Jesus restored him later. This gives us great encouragement as all of us have failed
Him at times and yet Jesus restores us too, because He loves us so much.
Pray for our guests who are struggling against addictions, that they will turn to Jesus for help and forgiveness.
This week we gathered around God’s word with some new seekers, studying John 13.
As we read about Jesus washing the disciple’s feet, it was humbling for us to consider how Jesus led by example. Someone called God’s kingdom an upside down kingdom, as Jesus ways are often the opposite to worldly ways. If we follow Jesus example and serve one another “Now that you know theese things, you will be blessed if you do them” V.17.
Let us have this same attitude as we serve others, no matter who they are.