As a church community we seek to serve the needs of the local neighbourhood in many different ways. Here are some examples of the sort of activities we get up to!
We run a regular Job Club - a place to stop for a coffee and a chat with support with CV's, job applications and much more.
We run regular wellbeing courses for the community, giving our mental health a great MOT together in small groups.
In September we host a Harvest Festival themed Family Fun Day for everyone in the neighbourhood. This year it will be on Saturday 23rd September, 10.30am-2.30pm. Most of the activities including facepainting, bouncy castle and fayre games are completely free with just a small charge for Burgers, Candy Floss and Refreshments. As part of this, we are a donations collection point for Basics Bank (the local food back for the city).
We run a friendly babies & toddler group called 'Portswood Pod' every Tuesday morning during term time from 10am - 11.30am welcoming all families of different shapes, sizes and backgrounds to have fun together for a small cost of £1.50 per family.
We run a Messy Church each term usually on a Monday between 3.45-5.45 with lots of fun bible themed craft activities, a story and songs aimed at children aged 0-11. It includes a meal for all of the family at the end but only costs £1.50 per child!
Parenting courses are run regularly at Portswood Church supporting parents as we learn how to raise our children in community.
The hold a coffee morning throughout the year on Thursday mornings from 11am-12pm in our back hall for the retired community.
We also have Partnerships with lots of local projects around the city and many of our fellowship volunteer for them and are able to issue Basics Bank food vouchers to those in need on a Sunday morning between 10-11.30am, signposting people to other resources and help around the city.