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Christmas greetings and a reflection from Zac’s Place

This video can also be viewed on YouTube here Sean Stillman brings a thank you message and reflection from Zac's Place this Christmas. He shares something about the ongoing work of our team of volunteers providing valuable hot meal provision for those experiencing food poverty in Swansea. He also reflects on the ongoing inspiration of the birth of Christ, and a life on the margins. For those wanting to contribute to our ongoing food poverty support, you can do so via this Just Giving Link here: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/zacsplace Thank you for your ongoing interest and support, it is all deeply appreciated.

Advent Prayer Calendar Recommendation

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We would wholeheartedly recommend this Advent Prayer Calendar hosted by a good friend of ours, Steve Barrington, via a Facebook group. If you're a Facebook User then feel free to check in and take a look. Here's Steve's introduction,  "Welcome back to those who have walked this journey together with us before and welcome to our new friends on the road to Bethlehem this year. December is often a month that rushes by so quickly. It gets filled with trips to shopping centres, fighting the crowds, running to different events, and trying to focus on the birth of Jesus in the midst of it all. So, the invitation is before the first Sunday of Advent, December 3, to write down the names of 21 people - friends, family, enemies, people in our community, randoms from the shops, people in the news - that you would like to pray for. Then allocate one for every day leading up to Christmas and on that day, pray for them. It's a deliberate opportunity to slow down and refocus on t

Still Inspired by the Call to the Margins

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A big part of the Zac’s Place story over the past 25 years, since the earliest days of our forming together as ‘Zac’s Place - Church in Pub?’, has been the place of thorough and methodical reflection of the Bible. As time has gone on, this has continued to shape and challenge our deliberate choice to be at home with those who are marginalised, to engage with pro-active care and be advocates and a voice for those whose voice gets lost. Our roots in the Christian faith have continued to stir us into compassionate action as ‘Zac’s Place -A Church for Ragamuffins’. Zac’s Place has continued to have an ongoing association with God’s Squad Christian Motorcycle Club and in recent weeks, Zac’s Place founder Sean, who is also in senior leadership in GSCMC, has launched a new series of bible reflections from Mark’s gospel. You’ll find the introduction below and in the coming months different GS members, who are also experienced bible teachers, will endeavour to open up this story, as they go thr

Swansea Bay 10k Fundraiser for Zac’s Place

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Zac's Place 'One More Mile' Just Giving Campaign

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Zac's Place is raising support to assist with sustaining its well established work in Swansea into the next generation. This includes making provision for additional staff and volunteers, and also significant improvements to our city centre HQ. Story Over the years Zac's Place has earned a reputation for providing grass roots essential support to many vulnerable people in Swansea. These maybe those who are sleeping rough, in emergency B&B accommodation, or without a safe place to call home, those in food poverty and those who are seeking a safe space from the traumas that they are experiencing. We have been committed to working in partnership with others including housing and homeless support charities, addiction and recovery agencies, medical outreach teams, the local council, the DWP, the arts and a host of other local churches and volunteer groups. "The work going forward at Zacs Place is in every way innovative, courageous and important for the community in gene

A Mayoral Visit

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 It was good to be able to welcome the Mayor and Mayoress of Swansea to Zac's Place recently. Cllr Mike Day and his wife Chris, called in to visit during one of our regular food provision days meeting guests, volunteers and staff, as our hot meals were prepared and served to guests. We are grateful for their genuine interest, encouragement and support for this kind of grass roots community engagement. Typically our guests receiving support are experiencing food poverty one way or another. They may be in temporary B&B accommodation with no cooking facilities, are street homeless or maybe they are housed but are essentially camping inside, not having any cooking facilities available to them. Some are quite simply finding it hard to make ends meet and our meals are a life saver. We provide meals every Thursday and Friday and can serve up to one hundred people each day, This service is part of a city wide partnership with different churches hosting different days making sure there