God calls us to ‘love our neighbours as ourselves’ and our community ministries are one way we do this, both locally and internationally. We love Sutton, and being part of London, and are committed to making a difference in our local area by serving generously and abundantly, connecting with people to see lives transformed both physically and spiritually.
We want to make a difference by practically demonstrating God’s love and acceptance to everyone, with no strings attached, whatever their background, circumstances or religion - because we believe God is compassionate and cares deeply about our neighbourhood and our community.
We have a range of compassion ministries which enables us to do this through one-off events, and regular spaces to meet, serve and pray with people. We run short courses on practical topics and partner with Sutton Schools Work and Sutton Community Works locally.
Lighthouse aims to provide good quality new and pre-loved baby clothes and equipment in a supportive and caring environment. It is open to anyone in the community who needs it, whatever their income, background or faith. From meeting and greeting visitors, to helping sort and wash donations, there are plenty of ways to get involved with this exciting ministry. email@example.com
The Wendy House is our group for babies, pre-schoolers, and their grown-ups, to play, learn and socialise together. Run on a Monday and Tuesday morning, we serve the families in our community by offering a fun range of toys and activities for little ones. From unpacking toys from the shed, to making the drinks, to welcoming families, there are plenty of ways you can get involved throughout the morning. firstname.lastname@example.org
healing on the streets
Healing on the Streets is a simple, non-confrontational way to reach out to the lost and hurting on the streets of Sutton. It enables us to connect with our local community on a regular basis, powerfully expressing God’s love in the marketplace through prayer. Our HOTS team go out on a Saturday once a month, to meet and invite those who are interested to sit and be prayed for. The HOTS team welcomes anyone to join them and full training will be provided. email@example.com
Sanctuary is a ministry that looks to reach out to the women in Sutton who are affected by domestic abuse. We want the women to know the love of God through our actions, relationships and practical blessings. Sorting out and providing essential items and beautiful gifts or being able to help at a termly paper session are just a few ways you can help within this ministry. firstname.lastname@example.org
There are many things we do in life for which we get no training, and have to just learn on the job. We run a range of courses focused on a particular area of life which is valuable both to people from within our church, and for those in our local community. All our courses are free and often DVD-based. Whether you have expert knowledge and can lead discussion, or can make tea and load the dishwasher, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. email@example.com
sutton community works
Sutton Vineyard is one of the local churches that make up Sutton Community Works - a group of churches in Sutton committed to putting faith into action to meet the needs of our local community. Sutton Community Works exists to do things that can be done better across churches than could be done individually, as it enables us to do things on a larger scale. Many from Sutton Vineyard serve alongside those churches, supporting Foodbank, Street Pastors and School Pastors. www.suttoncommunityworks.org
sutton schools work
Sutton Vineyard supports Sutton Schools Work who go regularly into our local schools, providing support with assemblies, PSHE lessons, supporting CUs and parent prayer groups in providing pastoral support. This ministry is supported by volunteers from local churches. www.suttonschoolswork.co.uk