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Activities

We serve the community by running regular activities, for people of all ages, to which everyone is welcome.

CAP

CAP

Next starts: soon - ask Ruth for details

Our Free 3 week courses are the official CAP money management courses. Since 1996, CAP has grown from one man helping people on the estates of Bradford out of debt, to a charity that is tackling the main causes of UK poverty - debt, unemployment, life affecting habits or a lack of vital life skills through 645 projects. CAP is endorsed by Martin Lewis Money saving expert.

Our courses are very friendly and involve watching a short video, then chatting about money and how to look after it. No one will ask you, your personal figures, it's about technique. People in severe debt can also be advised on where and how to find extra help. There's always a brew and cake on the go as well, to make everyone feel at home.

You can find more information about the organisation at capuk.org

CAP money course

Community Events

Community Events

At Branches we have done many community events, from Fun Days to Treasure Hunts.

We often have all the traditional ingredients of bouncy castles, face painters and side stalls. We've celebrated the Queen's 90th birthday with a royal themed day, done a mini olympics and held a street market. We also have entertainment from Kids Klub, bands and speakers

Whatever we've got going on, we try to make sure there are plenty of fun, free activities for all the family to enjoy.

Foodbank

Foodbank

Saturdays 10:30am to 12 noon

Our foodbank is run in conjunction with Rochdale Foodbank. They are only able to operate Monday to Friday, so we open our doors on Saturday mornings to extend the time people can get help.

We have friendly teams who open up and provide a cuppa, biscuit and chat while you wait for your food. We're also open as a Place of Welcome during Food Bank, so you can just pop in for a brew and get to know some friendly faces without accessing food bank.

If you do need help from the Food Bank remember you'll need to get a voucher from a referral agency. These include health centres, children's centres, Citizen's Advice and in our area, Kentmere School. Once you have your voucher, pop along and we'll help you through the process.

Trussel Trust

Kids Klub

Kids Klub?

Kids Klub

Term time Tuesdays 3:45pm to 5:00pm

Kids Klub is a fun activity for Primary School children. It's Free and we have lots of fun playing games, making crafts, singing songs and listening to stories or watching dramas and videos.

Each term we have a fun theme such as Toy Story, Lego or Super Heroes and a Bible theme such as parables or Christmas. The children can earn spots by answering questions, joining in, bringing back colouring sheets and sitting up straight when a leader shouts 'Spot time!'. Spots make prizes and the more spots they get the better the prize. At the ned of each term we have a prize giving ceremony, which family are invited to and everyone who attends gets at least a goody bag to take home.

Places of Welcome

Places of Welcome

Places of Welcome

Tuesdays 1:30pm to 4:30pm, Saturdays 10:30am to 12:00 noon

Places of Welcome is a national initiative run by local community groups who want everyone in their neighbourhood to have a place to go for a friendly face, cup of tea and a conversation when they need it. With over 200 across the UK, each is unique but all provide a place for people to connect with one another and offer gifts and skills. You can read more about the organisation at placesofwelcome.org.uk

Branches' Place of Welcome is open twice a week, with free brews, biscuits and cake for anyone who wants to drop in. On Tuesdays Our Rochdale offer help and advice on Council Services and wellbeing. ourrochdale.org.uk

We'd love to welcome you, we're a friendly bunch, of mixed ages. Sometimes we have crafts or cooking, some ladies bring knitting, sometimes it's just a brew and natter. Come along and tell us what you can do.

Places of Welcome Saplings parents, babies and toddlers

Saplings

Saplings

Saplings parents, babies and toddlers

Term Time Wednesdays 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Saplings is our friendly, relaxed, baby and toddler group.

We have a great range of toys, for every age; a baby area, a ball pool, tunnels and tents, a slide and the old favourites, kitchen and dressing up. There are different crafts or construction toys each week, for variety.

We have healthy snacks, juice and brews for grown ups and little ones to help themselves. Sometimes we have unhealthy snacks too!

We're a small group with plenty of room to play, ride and run. Our grownups are friendly and welcoming and we want you to feel at home, but with more space and no tidying up!

Stay and Play

Stay and Play

Stay and Play

Adhoc Sundays 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Stay and Play is our free drop in, where parents and children can bond over play.

There are no screens, just fun things to do together as a family. We put our bouncy castle and table tennis table, plus lots of other fun and games.

Included in the activities are scalextric car track, brio train track and plenty of trees, trains and bridges to make it interesting. Or how about playing a traditional board game, such as marble run or chess.

We also put out some snacks, meat, cheese and bread dor you to help yourself to, so you can have a family picnic as well!

Every member of the family is welcome to Stay and Play, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

Stay and Play Our rail of uniform

S.U.P.A.

S.U.P.A.

S.U.P.A.

Term Tuesdays 2:30 to 4:30, Term Wednesdays 1:30 to 3:30, Saturdays 10:30am to 12 noon

Alongside our Kids Klub, Saplings and Foodbank we run SUPA. We collect good quality, pre loved uniform from local schools, charity shops and Mums. Then we wash, iron and sort it ready to go on our SUPA rail. The uniform is free to anyone who needs to take it. Our motto is 'GIVE WHEN YOU CAN, TAKE WHEN YOU NEED'.

We currently work in partnership with Kentmere Acadamy, and are looking to develop more links with our local schools. Even if your child doesn't go to Kentmere, we have plenty of grey trousers and skirts, white and pale blue t-shirts and p.e. pumps. So you may still find something useful. Currently our uniform is mainly primary age. Occasionally we'll have non-uniform and coats available too.

Youth Night

Youth Night

Youth Night

Second Thursday of Month 6:30pm

Once a month we have a free youth night, where High School people can enjoy chatting and doing activities in safe environment.

We have a different theme each month, including Sumo and Sushi, Movie and hotdogs, Summer BBQ and Nerf gun battles.

Sometimes we cook - on pancake day we made pancakes and before valentines day we made gingerbread couples. We've even had a visit from Ranger Rob, the animal man and are on the look out for more special guests.

For an hour, young people can be in an environment, where they are safe, no name calling or nastiness is allowed and of course drugs and alcohol are banned. All our leaders are DBS checked.

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Ministries we support Click the picture to go to their website

Littleborough Churches Together

We are members of the Littleborough Chapter. Churches Together in England is a visible sign in England of the Churches' commitment as they seek a deepening of their communion with Christ and with one another, and proclaim the Gospel together by common witness and service. Its strength comes from people from different traditions finding new ways to work and worship together.

Go and Tell

The Vision of Go and Tell is based on the passage of scripture that commissions us to go and preach the good news of Jesus Christ unto salvation to everyone, everywhere, in the power of the Holy Spirit, moving in signs and wonders, and seeing lives transformed by the love of God, as well as equipping believers to step out in faith and reach the lost. Mark 16:15-18

Networks Romania

The aim of NetWorks is to try to help alleviate poverty and enable transformation in individuals and communities by meeting physical, emotional and spiritual needs. We provide crisis help, encourage self help programs, we run play school and after school programs and encourage micro-enterprises and employment.

PFJ Ministries

PFJ are passionate about the good news of Jesus and believe that it still has the power to change people’s lives. We have a goal to see one million people saved by 2020. We never want to lose sight of the value of the individual, hence the banner one in a million. We have seen over 25,000 people saved in the last 2 years. We expect to see the miraculous happen as we take the message out.

Proclaim Trust

Barry Woodward left school with no qualifications and began taking cannabis, amphetamines and LSD. This led to heroin addiction and drug dealing. After 15 years heroin dependent terms in prison, Barry had an experience of God, totally transforming his life. This led him to become an evangelist. He has worked with Christian organisations and studied at Cliff College. Each year, he speaks at approximately 130 events and contributes to drug related discussions on the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky TV.

Release International

Release helps to bring the voice of the persecuted church to fellowships in the UK and Ireland, and also to governments. We regularly ask supporters to campaign on behalf of persecuted Christians by writing letters and using petitions.

The Stephen Centre Children's Home

The Stephens Children Home houses the children of the Family of Martyrs having lost one or both parents as a result of constant religious riots in Nigeria and grave persecution against the Church. The children are provided with education and every other amenity at no cost, in schools operated by Stephens Centre International and Voice of the Christian Martyrs. These schools started for the express purpose of helping provide a quality education for the children of Christian Martyrs.