COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

 PARADIGM SHIFT

Paradigm Shift is a skills training/development course aimed at small business entrepreneurs in the informal sector. Volunteers coach business owners in a practical and engaging manner to grow their enterprises. Volunteer training is provided.

 WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIFE

Courses are run which help people to grapple with real life issues and introduce the changes to their lives they would like to see. Courses include "Life's Healing Choices" and "Boundaries". Serving opportunities include leading a group or helping serve refreshments.

 HELDERBERG STREET PEOPLES CENTRE

Helderberg Street People's Centre is a non-profit organisation which includes many churches and gives hope to the homeless people by enabling them to take their first steps towards rehabilitation and independence. United is involved in several other ways.

 HELDERBERG OMGEE

Omgee is a second phase residential support centre for those overcoming substance abuse. It provides a safe haven where adult men of all ages have the opportunity for sufficient recovery before they re-integrate into the community. Any assistance from a mentoring or discipleship perspective would be appreciated.

 KAIROS PRISON MINISTRY

The purpose of Kairos is to establish strong Christian communities among the population of correctional institutions, supporting fully the Restorative Justice Programme, Unit Management Programme, and other rehabilitation programmes in our institutions. This is done through the development of small "share and prayer" groups of inmates/residents in the institutions. These groups are to meet weekly to share their lives on a deep spiritual level and to pray, with one another, for other residents and staff in the institutions.

Team leader: Gavin Cooper and Joan Baker

 ART AND CRAFT AT THE GARDEN VILLAGE SENIOR'S CLUB

Once a week on a Wednesday morning a group of about 15 senior citizens meet at the community hall in the Garden Village to explore their long-hidden talents in art and craft in classes which were not available to them when they were growing up. Here they get a second chance to create and freely express their own ideas through pencil, paint and fabric, which grows their self-worth and confidence.

Fscilitator: Elizabeth Boiskin

 VOLUNTEER FOR A MINISTRY

There are so many opportunities to be able to serve within United. If you would like to volunteer for one of our various ministries, please complete the form below and we will be in contact with you to find the ministry best suited to you.

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