HOW CAN YOU HELP
HOW CAN YOU HELP
A regular gift allows us to budget for particular needs and to plan for the future of our work, but even a small one off gift can make such a difference to an individual’s life: as little as £25 buys a military style, all-weather sleeping bag which will keep someone warm and dry on the streets night after night.
We really appreciate your kindness and, as we read in Mark 12 and Matthew 14, God values and can use even the smallest gifts for his work. You can choose to donate online or by post.
Prayer is essential to all we do. We cannot seek God's will and do His work without prayer. Our prayer needs are plentiful. You can pray for:
We send out regular updates and prayer requests by email or through the post. These updates indicate specific and urgent needs that require prayer, as well as highlighting answers to prayers and things to praise God for. If you are interested in being a part of this vital aspect of our work, then Contact Us or join our mailing list.
If you feel you have a heart for the work of Above Us Only Sky? then we would love for you to get involved in any number of ways.
Donate items for home starter packs
As we build relationships with those we meet on the streets, our work with them doesn't end. Finding accommodation is often just the beginning: it may lack a bed, a sofa, cutlery, cleaning products and any number of other small items that we can take for granted. To aid the often problematic transition from homelessness to sheltered accommodation, we try to help by providing these items.
If you have any items you would like to donate, please Contact Us.
** Please donate only items that you yourself would be happy to receive - people trying to create a new home won't appreciate damaged or broken goods in poor condition! **
Packing sleeping bags
We have a team of volunteers who regularly meet to prepare the sleeping bags for distribution - payment is in the form of doughnuts! If you would be interested in joining this team on a regular or occasional basis, please Contact Us.
Volunteering to work with Church Without Walls on the streets of Westminster or Ilford
Church Without Walls is one of our partner organisations which meets every Saturday or Sunday morning to minister to the homeless of London in a variety of ways. Headed by Pastor Kurt Erickson, the team prays, worships and has fellowship with the homeless as a church community. Church Without Walls is also one of the bases through which Above Us Only Sky? distributes sleeping bags. There are currently two teams, in Westminster and Ilford, and they are looking to increase the breadth and scope of their work. If you feel that this is a ministry to which you are called then please Contact Us and we will help to arrange a taster session for you.
Setting-up a Church Without Walls in your local area
If you feel God is calling you to start a similar Church Without Walls mission supported by Above Us Only Sky? Pastor Kurt is willing to provide training. The needs of the homeless are great and despite official figures, the likelihood is that there are people living rough on the streets near you. For further information please Contact Us.
If you feel inspired by the work of Above Us Only Sky? and would like to do something to help, then you may consider organising a fundraising activity. Whether you belong to a church, a school, a club or a particular workplace, fundraising can be a great team experience.
Activities could be active - a sponsored run, cycle-ride, or even a sky-dive - or perhaps something more sedate - a bake sale, quiz night or an auction.
Whatever you feel you would like to do, such events are really fun ways to raise both money and awareness for the work of Above Us Only Sky?
If you would like to fundraise for Above Us Only Sky?, please contact our Fundraising Coordinator on 07821 985969 or email firstname.lastname@example.org