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    It’s Good to Be Back!

    On Wednesday, 2 December, the current lockdown will end, and areas will be subject to their own restrictions. London will have to follow tier two rules, one of which being that collective worship is allowed to resume in places of worship. This means that you will once again be able to join us in God’s […]
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    UCKG Food Bank’s Grand Opening in Stamford Hill

    Friday 27th November 2020 Members of the UCKG HelpCentre at Stamford Hill have been helping their local community by running a Saturday food bank for several weeks now, and redoubled their efforts for the grand opening on Saturday 14 November. A team of 10 volunteers led by the HelpCentre’s community outreach representative, Ann Anofienem, collected […]
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    A Key Ingredient

    Determination. According to the Oxford Learner’s Dictionary, it is “the quality that makes you continue trying to do something even when this is difficult.” This trait is an essential ingredient in order to achieve something that is out of the ordinary, which is what Chris Nikic accomplished when he became the “first person with Down’s […]
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    UCKG Opens Edmonton Food Bank

    Edmonton is getting a new food bank at its local UCKG HelpCentre, on Saturday 21 November, thanks to the work of the HelpCentre members in the area. Led by Pastor Lucas, who runs the HelpCentre, they are among the first to be implementing a nationwide UCKG initiative to set up food banks in some of […]
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    UCKG Food Bank Launches in Croydon

    A new food bank opened for the first time on Saturday 7 November at the UCKG HelpCentre on London Road, Croydon, and handed out 106 bags of provisions to 47 people. The recipients were predominantly homeless or unable to cook because of unsatisfactory accommodation or disability/ill health. Rajiva Nurse the UCKG’s community outreach representative in […]
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    UCKG’s First Food Bank Opens in Plaistow

    Thursday, 12 November 2020 The UCKG HelpCentre has opened its first food bank in the UK at its premises on St Andrew’s Road, Plaistow, and is now giving away around 150 bags of non- perishable food and other necessities each week. The food and essential toiletries that are being handed out are all donations from […]
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    Our Soup Kitchen Remains Open!

    Since before the first national lockdown, the Universal Church has been operating its Soup Kitchens, offering help to anyone who needs the support. Now that a second lockdown has been announced in the UK and has been implemented from Thursday, 5 November, this has not changed our willingness to assist the community. The Soup Kitchens […]
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    Stay Connected to Stay in Faith

    On Saturday, 31 October, the government announced that the UK would once again be going into a national lockdown from Thursday, 5 November until Wednesday, 2 December. During this time, people are required to stay at home except for specific purposes and non-essential businesses and venues will be closed. The UCKG HelpCentre will remain open […]
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    We Are Still Here

    Since the UCKG HelpCentre was allowed to open its doors again on 15th June, after being closed for three months, the church has adhered to the UK Covid-19 guidance proposed by the government. It has been making sure that the building is cleaned regularly and thoroughly, ensuring the safety of all members and visitors. Members […]
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    A Long-Awaited Permanent Home

    Since 2007, the members of the Universal Church in Scotland did not have an established place that they could call their own. The dire situation came to light when on one cold winter day, they were unable to use the place they had reserved to worship in. With nowhere else to go, their only option […]
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