“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Psalm 46 v1
In these strange times we are all having to adapt, whether to having children home from school, working from home, being separated from friends and family or the loss of the freedom we usually enjoy. How can we not only survive this time but thrive in whatever circumstances we find ourselves in?
When asked about the most important commandment Jesus said it was to ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ (Matt 22v37). We’ve put together a page with links to resources to help you continue to grow in your faith during this time. Take time to draw near to the One who is our refuge and strength – He promises to draw near to you and never leave you even in the darkest of times.
For those with children, we’ve also put together a page with faith resources for kids both in general and also specific to each Sunday to go alongside our services.
Love your neighbour
If the greatest command is to love God, Jesus says the second is like the first: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.” (Matt 22v39). During this time there are plenty of ways we can help others, whatever our own situation. Simple things like calling others to chat can be hugely valuable to those isolating at home. If you are able to go out, offer to pick things up for others in the church or your local neighbourhood. We have also created a page with other ways to help across the city by volunteering with charities like the local Foodbanks.
Look after your mental health
Whether or not we’ve experienced specific issues in this area before the current situation is liable to throw up extra challenges for each of us to navigate. Here are a couple of links to some tips to help create good habits to support mental health at this time:
Stay in touch
If we can help at all during this time please get in touch with the church office on firstname.lastname@example.org