Mission of the month

Acts 435

Acts 435 was inspired by the works of the early church, as described in Acts 4:32 to 4:35 when the early disciples of the risen Christ shared their possessions and passed money to the apostles to give to anyone who had need.

Acts 435 is a simple idea.  It connects people who want to support those in poverty in a direct way, with their gift not going into a pot, but to a specific purpose eg a suit or train ticket for an interview. That way they can be assured that their gift will meet an individual’s needs. 

A church or advocate will post the requests, knowing that the needs, often very small, are genuine.  Donors can respond on-line, knowing their gift will make a big difference, lifting a burden, or preventing a crisis for some of the most vulnerable in society.  Acts 435 guarantees that 100% of the donation goes to the person in need. Our gift at St Mary’s will be allocated to those individuals we decide most need support at the end of the month.

For more information visit https://acts435.org.uk or see the display at the back of church.