Lessons for Lockdown from Cross-Cultural work

This guest blog post is from Eddie Arthur In the late 1980s, Sue and I, with our two small boys, found ourselves living in the village of Gouabafla deep in the West African rainforest. We were there to help the local church translate the New Testament into the Kouya language, but before we could thinkContinue reading “Lessons for Lockdown from Cross-Cultural work”

Let us sing

This Guest blog is from Jonty Allcock from The Globe Church One of the biggest disappointments of online church has been the singing. I hear people say this all the time. We miss being able to sing together. We miss the wonderful encouragement it is to join with others and lift our voices in worship.Continue reading “Let us sing”

A meal with Jesus

This guest blog post comes from Dave Bish and the team at Beeston Free Church When we moved to our church about four years ago my wife and I wanted to attend home group together, and we wanted our kids involved. So we started a new group, at 6pm. A simple but chaotic formula –Continue reading “A meal with Jesus”

Zoom Prayer meeting

Prayer is trending on Google, it seems that in a Crisis the British public are turning to prayer. Some fantastic initiatives have been set up to help remind us to pray. As a church we’re using Unite 714 from Pete Greig. Every day at 7.14am and pm we’re reminded to pray alongside millions others. ItsContinue reading “Zoom Prayer meeting”

Kindness matters

This guest blog is by Peter Dray My friend Krish and his wife Miriam are foster parents. Krish tells of how, one day, the phone rang, requesting a placement. “Do you have space for a three-year-old?” they were asked. “Parents have gone AWOL. We don’t know much about him, but apparently he’s a biter. AreContinue reading “Kindness matters”

Decluttering in lockdown? When I’ve lost so much already?

This guest blog is from Gwen Montgomery Early in the days of Covid19 lockdown, like others, I had a lot of concerns, particularly as we are away from home on a sabbatical in Vancouver.  The worst times for me were those days when things were changing fast, every three hours it seemed, as decisions toContinue reading “Decluttering in lockdown? When I’ve lost so much already?”

Hope in loneliness

Our guest blog is from Rosamund O’Donnell I was lonely. I just didn’t realise it. I was used to moving around. This time, I moved to a completely new city for work. It was a great job, therefore I didn’t mind the unsociable hours. I honestly couldn’t work out what was wrong. The waves ofContinue reading “Hope in loneliness”

Reach Puppets in lockdown

  Puppets… aren’t they just for kids? That’s a question that we’ve heard so many times! But we’re convinced that although they may often be aimed at children, the big kids (a.k.a. the adults) love and learn from them too!  Many different ideas will come into your head when you hear of puppets, whether that’sContinue reading “Reach Puppets in lockdown”

Contagion phobia or what?

This guest blog is by Steve Sturman a Neurologist specialising in Neurorehabilitation It used to be just unlucky people caught up in accidents, terrorist attacks or distant wars but things have changed. All the givens have been moved and now life is strange and different. How do we react? What does this all mean forContinue reading “Contagion phobia or what?”

Learning from the experts in the new normal

Can you think of a situation where you’ve tried to learn something new without taking the advice of experts? This is me all over. My lack of patience plays out in many ways. One of these is an unwillingness to read instructions. This has resulted in many failed attempts at new recipes and DIY projects.Continue reading “Learning from the experts in the new normal”