Huddles

Huddles meet online via Zoom. Would you like to join one?

Contact office@belvoirparish.co.uk for further info.

Virtual Sunday School

Join us for our very first Sunday Club Scattered starting this Sunday at 12pm !! 🥳

We will be having Virtual Sunday Club for primary-aged children. And the 11-14’s are having their own gathering too. All on Zoom. You don’t need to download anything you just to make sure that you have sent an email to catherine@belvoirparish.co.uk giving parental consent and contact details, then you’ll receive instructions of how to join the Zoom meeting.

⭐️ Sunday Club will be talking about Paul and Silas; why don’t you watch this video and find out more about them.

🌈 Keep sending in the painted pictures, we still have loads of church windows to fill! Perhaps this week we can do some A4/A3 paintings on the theme of Love (Philios and Agape). ❤️
📸 Feel free to upload a photo of the artwork to this post as well or post it in our Belvoir Parish Church Family.

 

Phone-in Service

 

📢 Do you know someone who would like to hear Scattered Together but doesn’t have Internet access?

☎️ Anyone can call our phone-in service (028) 91 247 947 to listen to a recording of Scattered Together. It will be available from 12pm on Sundays.

‼️⭐️ N E W recorded content will also now be available daily from 12pm – thoughts, prayers and scripture readings. ⭐️‼️

 

Worship and Prayer

Join us for an informal time set aside for worship and prayer on the last Sunday of each month. This is a space to engage in whatever way works for you with some gentle leading in a flow of worship and prayer. All welcome. Come as you are. You’ll be able to join in here.

Reaching Out

R E A C H I N G   O U T
Even though our doors are closed we continue our mission to bring help and support to our local Belvoir and surrounding communities with three focused practical activities.
 
Shopping and messages support to the elderly and vulnerable.
This is when we receive a call from someone who asks for help to get essential groceries or prescriptions while they are self-isolating.
Food package deliveries.
This is when we receive a call from someone who does not h
ave the funds for food for themselves/family. We will help by providing and food package that has been put together by the South Belfast Foodbank.
The Larder Foodbank
We are continuing to support The Larder at St Christopher’s Mersey Street. During Covid-19 there has been a significant rise in the demand for food support. Although there is good food stock currently, this stock will quickly be depleted. You can help by continuing to drop your food donations to church so that we can move on to the Larder when needed.
Although the Church is closed we have made temporary provision for your food drop off by opening up the front porch area from the hrs 10am to 5pm Mon through Sat. There is also provision for drop off outside these times by leaving your food into a new brown bin located at the rear of the church building beside the office.
Current need:
▪️ Tinned Meals
▪️ Tinned Meat
▪️ Tinned Fish
▪️ Tinned Fruit
▪️ Tinned Potatoes
▪️ Tinned Deserts
▪️ Tinned Vegetables

A R T W O R K
Feel free to send us your paintings and artwork(A4 or A3) for our church windows – to brighten up and give hope and life through the church building. We have lots and lots of windows to fill !! They can be also be posted into the church through the gap in the front doors while out shopping. ❤️
 
B I G  T H A N K  Y O U to Carson Bell who is organising the Food Bank and deliveries !!
 
#foodbank #outreach #community #local #belvoirparish

Artwork

🌈 Keep sending in the painted pictures, we still have loads of church windows to fill! ❤️
📸 Feel free to upload a photo of the artwork to this post as well or post it in our Belvoir Parish Church Family.

Holy Week

Each day of Holy Week has a theme to it. We will be interacting on our Facebook page throughout the week.

Daily schedule
9am Photo challenge – upload your photos to the post
6pm Daily Candle (possibly featuring your photos)
9pm Daily reading (on Facebook)

The videos will also be uploaded to our Youtube channel.

Youtube Channel

Did you know we have a YouTube channel now?

You’ll find Sunday Scattered and The Daily Candle there. Great for sharing with friends who don’t have Facebook.

Scattered Together

Scattered TogetherIntroduction to the situation – Why we are online only?

 
Last Wednesday (18th March) we received instructions form Church of Ireland Head Office, complying with the stuff we are all hearing from national government, that:
– All services and church meetings are to be suspended until further notice.
– Face to face conversations should only happen with “social distance”.
– Work from home if at all possible.
– Adhere to all publicised hygiene and health practices.
No matter how inconvenient all of this may be to any of us, it is always good to think of the people we may be protecting. Do it for them. We already live by such a principle – loving our neighbour. Now we get to do it all the time.
On Sunday we are going to try to connect together online. Not everyone will be able to do this, so we are also trying to get something through the letterbox of everyone who could read a written version of what we are doing. Janice and I will broadcast from the church at 11am. If I start to sing, you have to join in!!!!
Adrian
 
To note:
▶️ Sundays at 11am will be live at https://belvoirparish.co.uk/live – the notes, chat and prayer will be available at the link. (It will be also be live streamed to our Facebook page too)
 
▶️ Each week the Prayer team will be available to pray with you. You can access this by clicking on the ‘Live Prayer’ button at https://belvoirparish.co.uk/live during the live stream.
 
▶️ The recording will be available after Sunday morning on both our website and Facebook. Feel free to share it.
 
▶️ Feel free to visit the live webpage before Sundays to have a wee nosy and ensure you can access it okay. We have a test video on the page.
 
▶️ Facebook and our website will continue to be updated on a regular bases.
 
▶️ More up to date info will be posted to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pg/belvoirparish and join our ‘Private’ Facebook Church Family Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/Belvoirchurchofireland.

Rethink.Restore.Replace.Renew

Here in Belvoir Church we are trying to…

RETHINK – what does it mean to be church since we can no longer gather in large groups and maybe not even in small groups.

REPLACE – we have decided not to cancel anything.  Rather we are going to try to replace what we did before, and even what we had planned, with other things that we can do.  I have already had a choir practice and a prayer meeting on my phone.  Mothering Sunday flowers will come to you rather than you come to them.  Wait till you see what we are doing on Sunday!

REVIEW – We have already seen the situation changing and arrangements for life having to be changed.  Let’s agree now that change is here to stay.  Let’s respond and adapt as we go along.

RENEW – one day things will be improving, and we will want to embrace what we have learned and become, rather than simply return to the way we were.  I may never go back to watching paint drying on my TV screen, now that I have realised how much I don’t need to watch it.

Anyway, let’s see how God works with us through these challenging days to create a new church and maybe even a new nation and world.