I HEART DERRY
Is a week long festival of faith exploding in and around our city during July. It's a multi stream initiative comprising of Kids Week - a vibrant, loud and hyper active holiday club packed with dancing, drama, games; Mobile Medics - a team of doctors and nurses take to the streets and offer to test your BMI, blood pressure and sugar levels and offer minor advice and sometimes referrals for further advice; Cross Community football tournament - where U14 teams from across the city battle for the prize of £1,000 for their community; Environmental works - where building teams erect playgrounds, undertake shop front improvement schemes or landscaping improvements on locations around the city; on street prayer - teams of people who are committed to praying for you or someone you love on the street in real time. We love showing the world the love of God in very practical ways and are joined every year by friends from local churches across the world.
Street Pastors are a group of committed volunteers from Cornerstone City Church carrying a big heart for their city. Every weekend Street Pastors serve hot soup, tea and coffee in the city streets and A & E in Altnagelvin hospital. In doing so Street Pastors also provide a safe space for vulnerable people, a friendly listening ear to anyone in distress as well as offering basic first aid and sometimes the bus fare home!
Christians Against Poverty was founded in 1996 and have centres all over the UK.
CAP is an award winning charity that offers free, face-to-face debt counselling to all. Our personal and long-term approach empowers people to get out of debt and learn budgeting skills with great success. Almost 90% of our clients pay all their bills and debts on time every month, with the same number saying that our help was life transforming or a great help.
Foyle CAP centre is based at Duke St contact us for more information.
The alpha course is a place for people to ask questions, to share stories and meet new people. It's a chance to explore the basics of Christianity, over an 8 week period in a relaxed atmosphere, without any pressure and any follow up. It is now running in 169 countries worldwide and 24 million people have taken the course. We, at Cornerstone, believe that Alpha falls perfectly in line with our vision of 'bringing love to life’.
The alpha course runs once or twice a year so please check back for details.