As part of an invitation by Churches Together in Halifax to pray and fast on Ash Wednesday, ‘Street Angels - Christian Nightlife Initiatives Network’ invite you to spend some time praying for our work and to commit to #Do1NiceThing each day during Lent...
Street Angels was launched by the church in Halifax as a response to needs in our town particularly around the night-time economy. Since November 2005 we have contributed to a safer town centre and helped go from a binge culture to better. The CNI Network was launched out of Halifax Street Angels in July 2008 and is working across 5 strands (local projects, network, national influence, Making the Difference and Love Your Streets) in over 100 communities across the UK and Australia. More information is available at www.streetangels.org.uk, www.cninetwork.org.uk, www.makingthedifference.tv, www.loveyourstreets.org.uk and on our various Facebook and Twitter pages.
Give Thanks for:
The teams of amazing volunteers who make Street Angels happen week in and week out.
The impact of the project in Halifax and 100+ other towns and cities in terms of reduction in violent crime and sexual assaults and a move away from the binge culture.
Every single person we have helped in some way - God knows and loves each one!
Those we partner with locally and nationally. For the amazing ways Christian and non-Christian based organisations are making a massive difference in the lives of so many.
The national work of CNI Network and all that is achieved nationally.
More Than Gold and the opportunities it is creating for outreach during the Olympics.
Please Pray for:
The continued work of Street Angels in Halifax - the work we do on a Saturday night, those we help, those who volunteer and those who lead.
New directions as we look at developing our links with young people around alcohol and safety - this includes an education resource for use in schools and employing two part time workers to head up Street Angels and look at creative youth work such as ROC Café.
The Fairtrade Café as we look at ways of updating the premises to help sustain Street Angels and use as a base for some new ideas.
Those we partner with, the people they reach and the staff and volunteers involved.
Finances - that grants applied for will come through and for those individuals, churches, organisations and businesses who support us.
We invite you this Lent to join our #Do1NiceThing campaign... Launched on Valentines Day, and part of Love Your Streets, the invitation is to do one nice thing for someone else each day. Smile at someone, engage in conversation, say thank you to those who serve you, shop locally, call in on an elderly neighbour, volunteer, organise a community event such as Big Lunch - the choices are endless! There are more ideas at www.loveyourstreets.org.uk or search loveyourstreets in Facebook and Twitter. #Do1NiceThing - not giving up but giving out God’s love and kindness to others...