Initiatives

Community

Street Pastor Initiative

Churches in Hemel Hempstead are putting together a Street Pastor initiative in the town. A launch was on Wednesday, 24 October 2012 at South Hill Centre. Those that came along found out more about the scheme, how to become a Street Pastor and other ways people can help out. Follow the progress of Hemel Hempstead Street Pastors at http://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/pages/Hemel-Hempstead-Street-Pastors/449139051799210?fref=ts
More about the work of Street Pastors throughout the UK. 
YouTube Advert for the Hemel Hempstead October 2012 launch.
Downloadable video clip advert for launch (Right click and Save Target as)
Notice for immediate release to all churches as PDF (repeat of video advert).

Here is the new Street Pastor promotional DVD, that has been sent out to all the churches who are part of the CTHH network. We really would love to recruit more street pastors so we are able to patrol every Friday and Saturday evenings. We are therefore giving churches an opportunity to invite existing Street Pastors to attend Sunday services and share their experiences of being a SP, to encourage more people to apply for this amazing role.

STREET PASTOR DVD

Dacorum Youth Directory
The latest Dacorum Youth Directory is now available. To download a copy please click here.


Church

Pray Hemel - a monthly inter-church prayer meeting for Christians across Hemel Hempstead. First Saturday of every month from 8.00am to 9.30am. Locations can be found on our events calendar.

Expressions Academy are a creative arts company offering workshops, teaching, holiday schools, performances and more. Our 1vision strand specifically focuses on using arts within the christian faith, to engage in a deeper relationship with God and to share the gospel. Our values are creativity, freedom and transformation.
We have a variety of both regular and one off events and sessions. For example, we run a weekly christian creative club in aycliffe drive primary school (map)and run several holiday events. If you would like to get involved in any way, volunteer with the team or find out about upcoming sessions please go to www.express1vision.com or call Daniella on 07969869405.

1vision are also establishing a 24/7 prayer room in the town centre, facilitating a place to hang out with God and explore communication with Him in many different ways. The current details are as follows:
24/7 Prayer Room - There is a room in the town centre which is open for everyone to use. It is hoped that this will become 24/7 but at the moment times are available on the events calendar. Please feel free to come by any time. Address - Floor 2, Hamilton House, Marlowes, HP1 1BB. 


Youth Across Hemel

Our aim is to bring youth leaders and young people together so that we may encourage each other to follow Jesus with passion, have outrageous fun and find friends, while nurturing worship, unity and prayer.

Have a look at our website to see what we’ve been up to and check out what’s coming up. We hope to meet you soon!

http://yahemel.co.uk/

Discovery

Working with local primary schools to help chidren find out about Jesus. 
For more information contact Andrew Masters, phone: 01442 389278
 For latest report please click here.

Causeway Church                                    

Every first Sunday of the Month at 3:30pm in Grovehill Church.

Worship for adults (16+) with learning disabilities, their families and/or carers. The service includes a time for meeting with each other and socialising with drinks and cakes. We would expect to be finished by 5.00pm. A quiet place can be provided for those who may need it. Please come along and join us at this exciting venture for Hemel Hempstead. If you would like to know more, come along and meet us at one of our services, or click here for more info.

Social Action

Dacorum Emergency Night Shelter (DENS)
DENS is an independent charity which started life in 1998 as a community initiative when several concerned individuals and local Churches met together to help single homeless people between the ages of 18-65 years.  DENS now helps over 300 individuals reclaim their lives each year. 
Web Site: http://www.dens.org.uk/ Email:  office@dens.org.uk

Dacorum Foodbank
Dacorum Foodbank provides emergency food and support to local people in crisis
13 million people live below the poverty line in the UK. Dacorum Foodbank provides emergency food and support to local people in crisis.
Get involved -Your support helps stop local people going hungry. From skydiving to supermarket collections, there are hundreds of ways you can get involved...
 
Christians Against Poverty (CAP)
Vision: Create a sustainable future for the CAP Debt Counselling Centre in Dacorum, by scaling up its debt counselling capacity by 100% over the next 3 to 5 years.
Mission: To alleviate poverty in Dacorum by offering to those in need, free, holistic and compassionate money management and debt counselling services, that restores hope to families and individuals who are in financial difficulty. 


Hemel Hempstead CAP are now running CAP Money Courses - for more details visit www.capmoneycourse.org

If you need more information about the work of CAP please contact Owen Cooper (Centre Manager in Hemel Hempstead) on 01442 243 936 or email owencooper@capuk.org or Hamilton House (Room 22, 5th floor South), 111 Marlowes, HP1 1BB  
You can reach CAP UK on 0800 328 0006 and www.capuk.org| facebook.com/capuk | twitter.com/capuk 


The Base Hemel
Life starts where you are at!

Charity set up to offer events, activities, groups and courses to support the community in Hemel. They also offer CAP money courses the details of which can be found above.
For full details visit their website
www.thebasehemel.co.uk

Resources

The Way Inn Christian Centre - 268 High St, Berkhamsted - runs the town's main Post Office, a Christian Resource Centre and a Counselling Service for the local community. The Centre has a Christian bookshop with Bibles, Bible notes, books (including children's, new favourites, bestsellers), CD's, posters, cards, church supplies, stationery, gifts -01442 870768
http://www.wayinn.com/

The Way Inn Christian Counselling Service - provides a confidential counselling service to help individuals and couples struggling with difficult situations ranging from abuse, bereavement, marriage, divorce or unemployment to depression and feelings of inadequacy. The counselling service covers both Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead. They are members of the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC) which is affiliated to the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). 01442 216621 or www.wayinn.com.

King's Christian Bookshop - Christ Church Baptist, Kings Langley - Christian books, music, greetings cards, fairtrade products, crafts - Open Mon 10.30-13.00, Wed, Thurs & Sat 10.00-12.00 - 01923 267035