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Coronavirus COVID -19

Our aim as a local church is to function as normal as possible in seeking to be a community/family of God's people seeking to worship him, have fellowship together, share the good news about Jesus and serve the local community. We recognise that humans were made for relationship and therefore we want to minimise the risk of isolation. However, we also prioritise responsibility and care for the most vulnerable. We are therefore seeking to follow Government instruction and advice as closely as possible. 

In response to the latest advice from the UK Government, we have sadly decided to suspend all public gatherings and home groups.  We will keep you posted here and are continuing to develop methods for online fellowship.  Please see our latest bulletin for full details 

 

BCTV

So, in the absence of normal church events, we are trying to provide as much as possible online, including audio visual.  

Here is our latest Youtube BCTV News

Here is a Youtube devotion "I don't just want you to survive"

Here is "Elevenses" - A thought for the day with Jon and Hannah

You can join us delay in the week for:

Morning Prayer 9am (Dave's facebook page), Elevenses (Chapel facebook), Evening Prayer (Dave's facebook page).

Lockdown Service Times (Sunday)

Facebook 10am (with songs and children's resources posted from 930am)

Zoom 11am with communion

Afternoon Tea on Sundays (a first look at Sunday Night Church topic) facebook at 3pm

Sunday Night Church (Zoom 7pm)

 

We want to highlight the following:

1. If you or anyone in your household is showing symptoms then please follow NHS advice and self-isolate for 14 days. Please get in touch with one of our team or via the chapel contact form to let us know and we will see if there are ways in which we can help you.

See this helpful video from Lisa McNally, Sandwell Public Health Director which explains how self isolation and household isoaltion works.

2. If you are in any of the vulnerable catogories identified including over 70s and thosewith  pre-exisiting medical conditions, again we would encourage you to follow advise. 

3. There is a support group for Bearwood to help people in need on facebook. Sign up to link with people on your street.

faithroots

Our Faithroots teaching and training hub is providing resources including sermon notes, children's worksheets, articles and book reviews to provide additional "spiritual food" for those who are experiencing social isolation.

Please note the following articles of help and interest:

On listening to experts and having your say: An opinion piece on handling the tendency to panic on social media/

I trace the rainbow through the rain: A crisis particularly leading to social isolation is likely to have an impact on those struggling with emotinoal health issues. Here our pastor, Dave Williams shares about his own experience with depression

When Jesus came: Sermon from Sunday 15th March

Our first videocast has been uploaded looking at Jesus' words "Don't be anxious"

 


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