Here are some of the things we do to engage in community in Poole, Bournemouth and around the world.
For those with special educational needs and their carers at 129 Alder Road (BH12 4AA). A great time of fun and fellowship, with helpful and relevant teaching. Find us on the first and third Tuesdays during term time at 7:30 - 9:00pm.
A midweek service of mostly retired age, blending traditional and modern forms of worship. We meet together for great fellowship with a guest speaker each week. There's even an opportunity for lunch afterwards. Gateway Gatherers runs between 10:30 and 12:30 with lunch served immediately afterwards.
On Friday mornings between 10:00 and 11:30 am we run a fun, interactive group for 0-4's and their grown ups. There are areas for exploring, toys and role play and culminates in interactive story and song time. Little Gators is completely free of charge to attend and we also offer free hot drinks and snacks for the grown ups.
Truth Be Told (TBT) is a project that brings joy and life into residential care homes for the benefit of 0-4s, their parents and residents. This set of storytelling sessions for intergenerational groups puts a short tale of hope at the centre of some songs, a treasure trove of props and a multitude of imaginative interactions then a reminder that 'I am loved' or 'I am special' or 'I am safe' relating to the theme of the story. With a cup of tea and treats afterwards, there is time to chat, play, build relationships and community together. TBT has had remarkable success at engaging and benefiting people of all ages. It is launching new local groups and encouraging other churches across the country to do the same. If you are interested in starting or joining a group, please contact Gemma on firstname.lastname@example.org
Oasis is a group of men and women from Gateway who serve victims of domestic violence. It is a chilling fact that 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence, yet for many, this remains a silent, painful epidemic with little hope of respite. That's why Oasis exists to bring some level of healing and hope to men, women and children who have survived this trauma. Whether holding pamper days, providing clothes or furniture, or just ensuring that children receive a gift for Christmas, our mission is to show kindness and mercy to those who haven't known it. The Oasis team serve both within the domestic violence refuge as well as befriending people longer term who have moved out of the refuge.
There are a number of practical ways that you can serve Oasis. If you are interested in serving this ministry, please contact Richard Stamp at email@example.com
The rate of rough sleeping in Poole and Bournemouth is amongst the fastest growing in the country. People can find themselves homeless for a number of reasons, including relationship breakdown, debt problems or loss of job. Other factors may also contribute, either as a cause, or a result of becoming homeless, such as mental or physical problems, or substance misuse problems. We work with the Bournemouth and Poole Rough Sleepers team to help people by providing short term accommodation in one of our buildings during times of severe weather.
Michael House in Boscombe is a dry house offering supported accommodation to homeless people. The Michael House model is unique in our conurbation in that it offers supported living, accommodation and help and training, not just to provide temporary relief from rough sleeping, but engages and equips people to find skills to enable them to get back to work, independent living and rebuilding their lives. Michael House is run by a team of directors, two of whom are part of Gateway. There are a number of opportunities to help serve Michael House, ranging from being involved in training life skills to fund raising, to simply having a coffee with a resident.
If you are interested in getting involved with any of these projects, or have further ideas of how we can engage our community through acts of compassion, please contact Richard Stamp at firstname.lastname@example.org
A community welcoming people of all nations, cultures and faiths, offering friendship family and support.
If you are an international living, working or studying in the UK, you will find a warm welcome at Parkstone International Community. We will be opening an English Conversation Cafe at 502 Ashley Road each Wednesday from 7:30pm-9:30pm. If you would like to practise English conversation or make friends with people from around the world, you are welcome. All events are free and provided by Gateway Church, Poole in partnership with Friends International Dorset. For more information contact email@example.com or check our facebook or twitter page for other food and cultural events.
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Each year we give away 10% of all that is given at Gateway to help alleviate suffering, increase resources for those in need and share the Good News of Jesus.
Get in touch by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org