National Day of Prayer and Action
The Archbishops of York and Canterbury have called for a National Day of Prayer and Action on Sunday, 22 March 2020. There are some very simple practical things you can do. To read the article in full click here.
First day of Spring and International Day of Happiness
As we face a global crisis together, let’s find positive ways to look after ourselves and each other. Mental Health charity Mind shares five ways to wellbeing:
- Connect: Talk to someone instead of email – by phone or skype or facetime as necessary.
- Be Active: Go for a walk if you are able to. If you are stuck indoors, put on some music (or sing!) and dance or stretch or do some simple.
- Take Notice: Take some time to enjoy the moment and the environment around you: look out the window or find some thing lovely to look at and really enjoy it if you can’t go outside.
- Learn: The practice of setting goals, which is related to adult learning in particular, has been strongly associated with higher levels of wellbeing. Set some small, achievable goals for each day.
- Give: If you can contribute extra to your communities now in this crisis, safely, then do. If you can’t be out and about, what can you do online or what can you plan to do in the future, when things ease up.
Medway Food Bank
Please, if you are able, don’t forget the food bank. There is enough food to go round but food banks are struggling at present.
They need young fit volunteers.
They continue to need donations. We will find out how these can be made / collected.
We are being encouraged to keep physically fit. Many of our members need service materials in paper form as they are not ‘silver surfers’. We will also need to pick up food bank donations. I am hoping we can arrange, public health guidance permitting, for non-isolating members to walk their patch delivering church materials and collecting food donations as exercise. HOWEVER, it is really important we respect public health guidance and protect those who are vulnerable so if you are interested as a ‘delivery/collection’ volunteer email Sue Jones in the Parish Office.