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As many of our church family are aware, the church have been actively involved in supporting a children’s home in Kitale, Kenya for a number of years now, in response to calls by God in the Bible to “look after orphans in their distress” (James 1:27).
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CAP Money Courses

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CAP Money is a simple, yet highly effective money management course that teaches people budgeting skills and a cash-based system that really works. This course will help anyone to get more in control of their finances, so they can save, give and prevent debt. 
BFC has partnered with Christians Against Poverty to offer CAP Money courses in our community. The service we offer is completely free. 
We offer a 1 Day Saturday or mid-week sessions over 3 weeks.


Call the Church Office on 01403 786706 or email info@b-f-c.org.uk to find out when the next course is running near to you.

Visit http://www.capmoney.org.uk to find out more about the course and to see where courses are running in other parts of the country.
 
'Thank you so much for all your help.  We are sure the CAP Money system will really help us in the future' -a BFC CAP Money Graduate...
'We are really happy with the CAP system. It really is very good and it is a good feeling when you are on top of your money and know where you are with it (even if it is knowing how little you have sometimes, haha).  It took a while for us to get it all up and running as the bank messed up with setting up our new accounts, so we really only started using the system this month, but it is amazing how much we're getting out of it already.  We've adapted it slightly to suit our own needs and are getting along very well. Thank you for your help! xx.'  -Another CAP Money Graduate...
 

George Mullen from CAP visited BFC in 2016 and gave an excellent sermon on Matthew 25:35-40 and the history of CAP.

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A Cap Testiomony from a Phoenix debt collector:

Here at CAP, we're hugely committed to creating innovative relationships with the finance industry to provide a level of protection and support for our clients that you might not expect. Your support means our External Affairs team can work hard with MPs, government bodies, creditors, utility companies and more to influence change for the UK’s poorest.

One example of this is seen in the work of Phoenix, a UK-wide debt collections company. Phoenix have worked with CAP to ensure their Enforcement Agents (bailiffs) are trained to recognise and help those in poverty. One of their team, Jamie Upchurch, said:

'The majority of those who can't pay their debt genuinely want to and our relationships with organisations like CAP help facilitate vital assistance and solutions for those who are vulnerable. I recently visited a single mother, who had no assets inside her property and was struggling to feed her children. I managed to facilitate a three-way call with CAP who set an appointment for a centre manager to visit her property. I placed the case on hold until CAP contacted my office with an affordable offer of payment, which was accepted. The lady has never defaulted on her arrangement with us.'

Phoenix are just one example of the shift in the finance industry that CAP is a key part of influencing. You can find out all the latest updates on our work in this area at capuk.org/policy. It's the support of people like you that enables us to invest in this vital area of our work to bring change from the top down.


Sue Gatland, 25/01/2018

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Sunday Celebration
10:00am Sunday 23 December, Billingshurst Centre
Christmas Day Celebration
10:00am Tuesday 25 December, Billingshurst Centre
BFC Community Christmas Lunch
12:00pm Tuesday 25 December, Billingshurst Centre
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