ADDITIONAL SUPPORT WHILST WE ARE CLOSED  -    JOIN OUR BUDDY SCHEME 

Jesus calls us to care for and love each other. Even though we can’t do that face to face for the time being, we want to be able to support each other in any way we can during this time.

We are aware that some people in our community will need practical and spiritual care and support during this crisis, so we are creating a “buddy” system to support and care for each other.

If you are self-isolating, feeling isolated or want to support others, please get in touch with us so that we can be in contact with you and see if we can help you in any way.

How it works.

We are creating a central list of names, phones numbers, and email addresses (if applicable). This information will be protected under the data protection act and will be safe. We will only use the information you give us for this particular “buddy scheme”.

We will ask you to share your phone number (and email address if you have one) with us so we can pass it on to one other person who will become your “buddy”. They will phone you daily to check you are okay and if there is anything you need. You can have a chat and maybe say a prayer together.

You will also be given the phone number of one other person, and you will be asked to phone that person to do the same (check they are okay, have a chat, prayer etc.)

This means you will have 2 conversations per day.

If, for any reason, you can’t get hold of your “buddy”, then let us know and we will investigate.

If you know of someone else who might like support or would like to be on our prayer chain please get in touch.

It is important that we all remain connected, supporting and looking after each other.

Even though our building is closed, we are still very much a church family, and we will continue to love and care for each other.

 

To sign up for the buddy scheme or if you wish to speak to us about anything else please call (or email)

 

Deb Bishop Tel 07815 681365 or email deborahbishop@btinternet.com

 

Lord Jesus Christ,
you taught us to love our neighbour,
and to care for those in need
as if we were caring for you.
In this time of anxiety, give us strength
to comfort the fearful, to tend the sick,
and to assure the isolated
of our love, and your love,
for your name’s sake.
Amen.