Easter was particularly special for me this year. The promise of new life, new starts and hope, as we begin to slowly open up again, came soon after the first anniverary of lockdown. We've been through a lot together and know that we're not out of the woods yet, pandemic wise - and yet these faltering steps to freedom resonate with where we are in the church calendar currently.
Join with me in looking back at 2020 - our annual review is attached in advance of our annual church meeting (April 25th at 1115am). Putting it together just filled me with gratitude - I hope you'll find the same. We have so much to build on as we move on to the next, post pandemic, phase of church life. How would you like the next phase to look? Join us at our next Connect meeting on April 21st at 8pm on Zoom (and with worship first at 7.15pm) as we spend time reflecting on how church looks in this next season.
A particular reason to be thankful is the vaccine roll out. We've not all had the jab yet, but why not 'twin your vaccine' and enable Unicef to deliver vaccines far across the globe? We've set up a Just Giving Page - all that is donated will be given to the Unicef Vaccinaid fund. Why not share it with friends and neighbours? It'll be on our Facebook site too. The target set is £1000, based on 100 of us giving £10 each. Let's give others a reason to be cheerful in this Easter season of joy and hope!
You can find the rest here: Newsletter 080421