Harvest Appeal 21

Our Harvest Appeal this year is pants.

We are looking for new socks, pants, boxers, bras, vests, hats and gloves that can be distributed to refugees and asylum seekers by All Nations Ministries. All shapes and sizes, young and old, male and female.

Over the next few weeks you can “drop your pants” in the trolley in the foyer and we will gather them all up and pass them on to All Nations. Or if you would prefer to give a financial gift towards this just mark an envelope or bank transfer for “Harvest Appeal 21”.

You can find out more about All Nations Ministries here or talk to David Maganda or Helen Livingstone on Sunday.

Burgers and Bouncing

As part of our gatherings on Sunday 26 September we will grill some burgers (veggie option available) and do some bouncing (not at the same time).

Our Morning Gathering is at 11am (in church, on Facebook, in garden and in Family Centre) alongside our Family Gathering (in the hall) before we head out to the garden and carpark for food, chats and bouncing. There is no need to book in advance.

We would love you to join us.

Day of Prayer

Go before us, O Lord, in this and all our doings…

As we enter a new season we are setting a day aside to pray.

The church will be open from 7am and throughout the day there will scrolling prayers on the screens as well as prayer prompts in the garden and on Facebook.

We’ll be focussing our prayers on our parish in the morning. Asking God to recalibrate us for what is ahead.

In the afternoon, we will pray for our world.

Prayer Ministry will be available for anyone who wants prayer for themselves, their families or a situation from 10 to 11am and 7 to 8pm. This will all be confidential and you just need to turn up.

We will finish with a time of worship at 8pm followed by fireside chat and prayer.

 

Family Gathering

Fortnightly Family Gathering at 11am in the Hall. This is particularly suited for families with primary school aged children and is a mixture of story, craft and games. (Bring your own snacks).

Next dates are 12th and 26th September.

Prayer Course

We are running the Prayer Course starting this Thursday and running fortnightly on zoom. Whether you are an expert or a novice this course will help us grow and deepen our prayer life. Anyone can join in (or dip in and out).

Email paul@belvoirparish.co.uk for info.

This is a prequel to the course we ran before Easter and some of you may have done it before.

If you can’t make it on Thursdays, you can still watch the videos at prayercourse.org or read the book “How to Pray” by Pete Greig.

New Gathering Pattern

 

We have a new gathering pattern (blending Virtual and In Person Gatherings) starting this Sunday (11 April).

We will continue to have safety procedures in place, including

  • seating spaced out (with Welcoming Team, recording who is there and guiding you to a seat)
  • masks to be worn (unless you are under 12 or are exempt for medical reasons)
  • spaces kept ventilated
  • hand sanitiser at the entrance (and throughout building)
  • 72 hours between any gatherings in a bubble (church and hall)
  • ensuring all gatherings are less than an hour
  • Not sharing microphones or moving about (readings and other things will be on the screens)
  • Quiet singing or humming (while wearing a mask)

Starting this Sunday each week we will have an opportunity to gather in person and virtually. And we will have two gathering times, 11am and 7pm.

Every week we will be TOGETHER at 11am alternating between being GATHERED and SCATTERED.

On 11 April we will be GATHERED TOGETHER at 11am in the Church Bubble.
And at 7pm we will have SundayNight@Home – our worship, sharing, praying gathering on zoom.

The next week (18th) we will have SCATTERED TOGETHER (Virtual) at 11am and Easter Vestry (In Person) at 7pm in the Church Bubble.

And we will continue to alternate between being GATHERED and SCATTERED at 11am and @Home and @Belvoir at 7pm for the next couple of months.

We will introduce a MidWeek gatherings, kids gatherings and youth gatherings as things develop into this pattern.

For now there will be no creche and sunday club and no tea and coffee at any of the Sunday gatherings until we can work out a safe way to do it.

There are no midweek gatherings this week.

 

Garden Gathering

This will certainly be an Easter Sunday with a difference.
We want everyone to be able to celebrate with us so there are a variety of ways that you can join the celebrations.
Why not invite your friends and family to explore more about The New Hope that Easter Sunday brings at 9am, 11am, 6pm or 7pm.

We begin with a Garden Gathering at 9am.
While we can’t gather to mingle, we can gather in our cars with windows down and we will have some spaced out seating in the garden as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus through worship, communion, prayer and teaching.

Go here for details of all our Easter gatherings.