How Can We Help?
As a Church we aim to serve our community, here are some of the ways in which we seek to do this:
We offer a range of support services, available by appointment, with our trained volunteers. These services are free of charge and include: Counselling and Listening (with professional counsellors), money and benefits advice, help with form filling, official paperwork and phone calls. If we are unable to provide services to support a particular need we will do our best to find a service or organisation that can help.
Key Life Events
If you would like help with key life events – weddings, funerals or child dedications – our minister, Martin, would be very happy to work with you to plan and conduct these services for you. Please contact him for further information.
OBC also works in partnership with other churches in Oundle and the Trussell Trust, to run the Oundle Foodbank. OBC is one of the agencies able to refer people to the food bank for help. Please contact the church office for more details.
Various short courses are run periodically including:
A series of sessions exploring the Christian faith which usually includes a meal, a short film and discussion.
The Marriage Course
A series of seven sessions, designed to help couples invest in their relationship and build a strong marriage.
Sessions looking at various life issues offering practical advice and a Christian perspective.
As a Church, we believe that prayer works and prayer for one another and our community is a key part of our Church life. If you have something you would like us to pray for please get in touch or drop into No1 between 10am and 12noon on a Thursday.
OBC also uses and recommends some other services for those who are in need of specialist help:
When Life Gets Tough
At a Loss
is a charitable movement of people across the UK who are passionate about enabling the bereaved to receive the support that they need – in easing the pain together. https://www.ataloss.org/
Care for The Family
is a national charity which aims to promote strong family life and to help those who face family difficulties. https://www.careforthefamily.org.uk/
221 Divorce Support
For people struggling to cope with the break-up of a marriage or partnership. 221 is a local self-help organisation run by volunteers and committed to helping people through the trauma of divorce and partnership break-up. http://www.221.org.uk/
If you are interested in any of the above or you feel the church can help you in any way, then please contact the church office or email Martin, in confidence, on firstname.lastname@example.org