Street Angels - CNI Network May Newsletter
We are aiming to make more use of our Blog, Facebook and Twitter accounts to help keep people up to date with news from across the UK - please visit, like and follow!! We will still email a monthly round up of news at the beginning of each month (and the blog is probably the best place to keep this....)
News in Brief:
B&M Bargains are currently selling 2 pairs of flip-flops for £1.50
Secret Dealers - the ITV antiques show - have written to us to ask if any volunteers are interested in taking part in the programme. Experts will value your possessions and you will have opportunity to sell them commission free. Contact 0117 9707674 or email@example.com for details.
Give As You Live - if you ever shop on-line you can make a donation to the work of CNI Network without it costing you a penny! Go to www.giveasyoulive.com to sign up, download the app and donate as you shop!
Congratulations to Sarah Digby from Watford Street Angels and a CNI Regional Coordinator and Iain Mansfield who became engaged over the May Bank Holiday weekend...
Games Pastors - could you be a More Than Gold Games Pastor? If you are involved in a Street Angel or similar project then Games Pastors is an ideal opportunity for you to make the difference to those visiting our nation this summer... Sign up today!
More Than Gold Music Trailer - Street Angels - CNI are joining with FGBMFI and Share Jesus International to set up a trailer with music, creative arts, testimony, etc in London over the Olympic period. The locations are yet to be finalised so more details soon!
The Big Society Award plaque and signed cetrificate from Prime Minister, David Cameron, is visiting projects in celebration of the work carried out locally... So far it has visited Halifax, Skipton and Middlesbrough - if you would like a visit from Paul and the plaque email firstname.lastname@example.org
Links to News via our Blog:
Halifax Street Angels set to open new cafe
Bedford Street Angels highlighted in "How Safe is our Town" study
Huddersfield Street Angels recruit more volunteers
Local newspaper Crime Reporter joins Cleethorpes Street Angels
Could Street Angels come to Dorking and Leatherhead?
Skipton Street Angels celebrate work
Halifax Street Angels May Newsletter
Boro Angels celebrate work
Stockton Town Pastors May Newsletter
Belper Street Angels takes big step forward
More Than Gold News Update
John Edwards a former homeless alcoholic and addict is setting off an epic cycle ride from John O Groats to Lands End and is set to promote Street Angels in the towns he visits on the way.
John has an amazing story of hope and has seen God's grace at work time and time again throughout his life.
He will be setting off in July and would like to visit CNI linked projects on his way down the country - contact email@example.com if you are interested in having John either share his life (as an outreach event) or share about street work amongst addicts (as a training event for your volunteers).
Wed 9th May - Paul is meeting with Neighbourhood Watch to look at increased partnership working and then is at The Cinnamon Network event in Westminster
Fri 11th May - Paul and Jean at the Huddersfield Street Angels Annual General Meeting
Fri 18th May - Isle of Man Street Angels launch evening
Wed 23rd May - Paul at Serve Alliance meeting in Bradford ( Serve is a new alliance of organisations committed to supporting local churches serving their communities; to integral or holistic mission; to greater collaboration and to celebrating the work of the evangelical church within the UK)
Fri 25th May - CNI Trustees morning meeting to look at vision for CNI Network -- if there is anything you would like to see CNI Network doing please contact Paul...
Tue 29th May - Paul and Jean meeting with John from Northern Ireland NightLight / iCNI Network
Please Pray for:
Whitby Street Angels as they seek to launch in July, for the training and for more volunteers (especially men!)
Isle of Man Street Angels as they hold a launch celebration event later this month
Stockton Town Pastors as they run in Yarm on student nights - also for safety for students everywhere in these last few weeks of term
Belper Street Angels as they make plans to launch in June
John and Trish Edwards as they train for the John O'Groats to Lands End cycle ride and for churches to be inspired to set up night-time projects as a result of visits
The CNI Trustee group (Andy Burns - Dundee, Steve Brock - Stockton, Sarah Barrie - Headingley, Trevor Bendrien - Halifax, Paul McNally - Salvation Army) as they meet in May to pray and plan for the future of CNI Network
The Living Room project in Tenerife and for the links made with Rachel Scott and for clear direction as we look at supporting work in the clubbing spots of Europe in 2012...
More Than Gold and the various strands as the we countdown to the Olympics. We are involved in the Games Pastors strand - pray for more volunteers to serve those visiting our country in summer. We are also working with FGBMFI and Share Jesus International on a trailer outreach in London over the main Olympic period - pray for permissions to be granted and for logistics to work...
Andy Burns as he makes plans for a CNI / Street Chaplains outreach at Edinburgh Festival over August Bank Holiday weekend
Blackpool Street Angels as they look to re-launch later this year
The hundreds of volunteers - the most important part of any project - and for all they invest