TOGETHER for Ipswich

Together for Ipswich is here to provide a communication vehicle between the Civic Authorities, particularly the Local Authority, and the Christian churches, charities and people in Ipswich. This will enable a better understanding of how local policy impacts on ordinary people, and a way to explore shared initiatives and effective partnership.

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current programmes

Hosts Forum

An interactive evening for the encouragement and support of those hosting (or hoping to host) Ukrainian refugees this year. Pre-booking required by emailing info@togetherforipswich.uk THURSDAY 30th June 7:30-9:15pm at Burlington Baptist Church.

Ukraine Response

If you are planning to host a family or want to know what is involved, please register with us and we will keep you in the loop with how we can support you.

Register Here

cultural briefing

There was a great buzz at the Ukraine Cultural Briefing on Wednesday 4 May.  Sixty attendees, some of whom have already welcomed Ukrainian guests into their homes, and others who are going through the process, came together to get better equipped to host host well.  Key expressions for the evening were 'Not better, not worse, just different', and 'Do no harm'.
  
If you missed the evening, and wished you hadn't, let us know on info@togetherforipswich.uk.  We are ready to do this again, and are also looking at hosting a trauma awareness workshop in the near future. 

Many thanks to Burlington Baptist Church for hosting us

Zoom recording

Welcome Strangers Zoom Call

It was so good to see so many people joining together in support of the Ukrainian refugees coming to Ipswich. Thank you everyone for your support.

Did you miss it? Watch it again here.

facebook

Join the Together for Ipswich Facebook group where there is lots more information and chat about how Ipswich is coming together.

Help is here

Cataloguing practical help

We are building a searchable online database of all the ways Churches and Christian Charities can help and support people in need. With refugees starting to arrive in Ipswich, there has never been a better time to ensure we publicise all the great work going on in the town.

Review the site and make sure your programmes are listed.

A PRAYER FOR TOGETHER FOR IPSWICH

Liz Beaton

Father we thank you.

That you have brought us, Your Church in Ipswich, together at this time, uniting us in prayer and calling us to serve You as Your Body here.

Thank you that in the Bible we see the power of the Holy Spirit, the peace of Jesus, and the Blessing of the Father, released when your disciples are together. (John 20:19; Acts 2:1; Psalm 133)

Thank you that, gathering your disciples together, you gave them power and authority to go in your name and proclaim the kingdom, to bring healing and restoration, with your promise of protection. (Luke 9:1; Luke 10:19)

Thank you that we are being built together as members of One Body; that you are growing us in love for each other and for this place where you have called us to pray and work. (Eph 2:22; Eph 3:6; Eph 4:16;)

Send us out in the power of your Holy Spirit.  

Make us truly one in heart and mind.

Teach us to pray;

That together we might serve you in humility and obedience, each playing our part, to see Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, lives transformed, and Ipswich alive in the plans and purposes you have for her. (Jeremiah 29:7,11; Phil 2:1-8; Matthew 6:10)

    working together with:

    Ipswich I'm In

    Link here to the outcomes of the two online conferences of 2021.

    Ipswich In Prayer

    "Across Ipswich there are many individuals, small groups and churches praying. Our aim is to serve the praying community in Ipswich, recognising our common purpose, as together we pray, ‘Your kingdom come, your will be done’."

    Inspiring Ipswich

    "Working together to inspire Ipswich through Church of England communities."