Being Church during COVID-19

Dear Friends, 

In this time when we can't physically be together, we can still be part of the body of Christ in our homes and in our communities. To support this the Circuit staff have put the following resources and support in place:

Food Bank Collection
A collection for the Black Country Food Bank will take place on the car parks at the following times on Sunday mornings - please ensure you follow the government social distancing guidelines and keep 2 meters apart when dropping off food for the foodbank and please do not drop off food if you or a member of your household has had a persistent cough or fever in the past 14 days. 

09:30 - 10:00      -     St. James

10:10 - 10:40      -     Cole Street

10:45 - 11:15      -     Central 
 

Holy Week Reflections
The staff team have produced a booklet of Holy Week reflections which will be posted, emailed and is available here PDF icon D&N Circuit Holy Week Booklet 2020.pdf

 

Bible Study
Beyond Easter the staff team is hoping to organise weekly Bible studies led by members of Circuit staff via Zoom (an online video conferencing platform) you will need internet access with both audio and video capability to take part.
Each group will be able to accommodate 8 + Leader

Groups will meet:
Monday 7pm - Rev. Bill Anderson
Tuesday 11am - Rev. Gordon Morton
Wednesday 11am - Tiras
Thursday 11am - Richard
Thursday 7pm - Rev. Barbara Evans-Routley 

Liz will keep a list of people wanting to join a particular group. If you are interested please contact Liz Dean

 

Worship
As a staff team we have talked and prayed about how best to offer worship during this ongoing period. We concluded that we couldn't compete with the BBC sound department! And however exciting and innovative online worship would be it would likely exclude very many of our members.
Therefore, we have chosen to encourage everyone to be part of the national act of worship, broadcast on BBC1 at 11.45am on Sunday mornings.
An order of service can be found each week here https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000h05p

The District Chair is also producing a weekly reflection which will be posted on the Circuit website here

Circuit Support
A circuit telephone number has been setup - 07703 814106 and email address - dudleyandnethertonmethodist@gmail.com  that the circuit staff will check regularly. 

 

We continue to pray,

Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this day, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love's sake. Amen.