JIM’s Café

JIM’s Café

Community Advice and café

In the profile written for St James when I was considering the post here it was clear that you wanted the Church to be the hub of the community.  This was strongly expressed at the first PCC meeting and at other times.   In order to be somewhere that the community will come and feel welcome we must listen to the community we live in and respond.  We have so many things going on with the youth and children’s work, crafts, weekly communion, prayer groups, community fun day, all nations day,  life groups, prayer on the streets, meditation, the edge, life groups, open church etc (I could go on).  All these reach out to the community and it has been amazing how many opportunities we have had to talk about Jesus and be Kingdom people.  Jim’s is a continuation of this vision to become the ‘hub of the community’, we will be responding to physical needs, and offering spiritual support at the same time.   Faith without Action does not change a community, Jesus responded to the needs of the people and then preached the Good News that God loves them, and we need to learn from Jesus.   Sonia will head up the practical running of the Café, so please if you can help at all, have a chat with her.  I will be around to help with any spiritual needs and will be looking for people who would be willing to be available to pray and talk about Jesus with people on a Monday at the Café, so if that is you, have a chat with me.   These are exciting times, so pray for all that is going on and get involved. 

Open every Monday 10am – 2pm term time

Great services include:

Citizen Advice Service

Chipping Barnet Foodbank

CAP (Christians Against Poverty)

Barnet Local Authority Fostering Service

HAB Homeless Action Barnet

FIN Friends in Need