Shirley Baptist Church is well known in its local community, and even before the new facilities and its access from Trinity Place, the church had been involved in many local activities. Now the scope of this involvement is much greater and the church is firmly committed to being a focus of Christian service within the local community of Shirley and beyond. The activities mentioned here are an illustration of some of the church’s community involvement.
A ministry run by local churches taking food and clothing to those who are sleeping rough in the centre of Birmingham.
SBC is responsible for providing teams on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of the month.
Family Support Centre
The Family Support Centre offers support to people in various kinds of need, specialising in crisis pregnancy, post-abortion support, and also helping those suffering through stress, anxiety or other issues. The advisers are all trained volunteers.
A Divorce Recovery group will be starting soon.
For more details of all the services, which are free of charge, please see www.fscshirley.co.uk
This Way Up
A mentoring and listening service providing support for young people who have suffered loss through divorce or bereavement.
You can find out more at www.twup.org.uk
Shirley Churches Together
There are 12 groups of local Christians who are linked through Shirley Churches Together.
Several times a year the group arranges shared activities such as the Good Friday Walk of Witness, the stand at the Shirley Carnival, carol singing at Christmas and shared worship events.