Helping those without a home in the darkest time of the year
Each winter since 2014 Basingstoke churches have worked together to help those without a home in the dark cold winter months. We welcome guests referred to us by other agencies in the town who are known to be sleeping rough.
We remember the Jesus who we follow had no fixed abode during the years he was preaching and that he served and loved the people of his hand. He told us that if we help others, we are doing it for him as well.
If you would like to know more about the plans for this year or offer help in any way, please email Basingstokenlws@gmail.com
5 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
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In partnership with Basingstoke & Deane’s Social Inclusion Partnership, OneChurch Basingstoke operates a pop-up winter night shelter for those who are sleeping rough, so they don’t have to sleep outside where it is unsafe and cold. Night shelters save lives during the coldest months of the year. Light up a path in the darkness and help bring in people who are sleeping rough in from the cold this winter. With a hot meal, and a warm bed for the night, it could change a person’s life for good.