As a Fellowship we support local community projects that aim to relieve the need of hardship suffered by the less well-off or older members of our community, as well as the work amongst un-churched children and young people in the name of Jesus Christ.
Organisations that we support in particular are:-
Bridgemead is a residential and nursing home for older people that was established in 1992 and which was inspired by a group of people from Widcombe Baptist Church in response to a particular need. It aims to provide the best quality care to older people who are residents as well as Day Care and respite clients in a distinctly Christian context. Bridgemead accepts clients who are Christians as well as those from other faiths or no faith and is therefore a significant work.
Members of Widcombe Baptist Church act as Trustees and volunteers in a number of different contexts.
More details can be obtained from the church office or by visiting Bridgemead’s website www.bridgecare.org.uk.
The Genesis Trust runs a range of services for the homeless and those on low incomes within Bath and the surrounding area.
They aim to aid clients to move towards greater independence, improved quality of life and integration into the local community through the following projects. These provide free/low cost food, furniture, and sustained support; including practical, emotional and spiritual help, guidance and information, meaningful activities and training.
Genesis works very closely with local churches who provide 500 volunteers and financial support.
Widcombe Baptist church assists in a number of capacities including operating a soup-run every Monday evening throughout the year.
More details can be obtained from the church office or by visiting Genesis’ website www.genesistrust.org.uk.
Bath Youth for Christ
Bath Youth for Christ is a dynamic and innovative Christian faith based youth organisation that has been working with young people in Bath for over thirty years. Its mission is to take and be good news, in relevant ways, to young people in the city of Bath and the surrounding area.
Bath YFC is involved in youth and schools work. Its youth projects include youth cafes, Life Academy, Young Leader Scheme, Life365 and Motus Dance Academy.
Bath YFC works in partnership; with churches, schools, the local police, the local authority and other organisations.
More details can be obtained from the church office or by visiting Bath Youth for Christ website www.bathyfc.co.uk.