Birmingham City Mission
'Jesus looked upon the city and wept'
God's heart has always been for 'mission' to the city. He is concerned about people and Jesus reflected this in his ministry. He spoke to the crowds with penetrating wisdom - but he also fed them, tenderly conforted the widows and healed the sick. He was deeply concerned about the 'whole man'.
Since 1966, Birmingham City Mission has had a holistic ministry. the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been proclaimedin the city centre and in the community. God's love has also been expressed through many caring projects and thousands of people have been practically helped.
In the rapidly changing social environment we intend, with God's help, to continue this important work of reaching the unreached for Christ and bringing comfort, care and hope to the needy and marginalised.
Care Centre: Evening programmes for disadvantaged and homeless people. Offering a meal with friendship, advice and support.
Resorce Centre and Basics Bank: Stores and distributes food, clothing, furniture and other household items. Furniture starter packs. Working in pertnership with over 30 agencies and organisations, people access our services through a refeeral system.
Shops: Charity shop in Kingstanding with a bible book shop.
City Missionaries: Communicating the Christian message in the city centre and in their own districts.
Chapliancy: Operating in five city hospitals and the fire service.
Elderlink: Visiting frail and loneley elderly people at home or in hospital. Running three lunch clubs a week, offering a meal and a varied programme of services, talks and activities.
Youth & Youth Camp: Each term the youth event 'Fulfil' is a safe and exciting night out for young people, featuring live acts, games and activities. In Birmingham's secondary schools assemblies, lessons and clubs are provided. An annual summer camp is organised for disadvantaged young people.
Children: Assemblies and lessons are conducted in over 100 of Birmingham's 300 primary schools. After-school clubs and weekends away are also organised.
Toylink: Each Christmas more than 1,000 needy families (over 2,500 children) are referred to us by our own staff, social services and other agencies. Toys, books, puzzles and other gifts donated by churches, schools and organisations are then sorted, wrapped and delivered to the door by an army of volunteers, together with a Christmas message.