Meet Sarah on Zoom – Tuesday or Wednesday

Sarah Smith joined the ministry team last week, and in normal times she would have been subjected to one of Norman's Q&A interrogations to help us to get to know her! Instead, Sarah is hosting 2 online sessions to introduce herself and answer any questions. These sessions are: Tuesday 31st March at 11am Topic: Meet Sarah Time: Mar 31, 2020 11:00 AM London Join Zoom Meeting by clicking this link just before 11am https://us04web.zoom.us/j/975606174 Meeting ID: 975 606 174 Wed...
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Share ‘n’ Wear donations suspended

Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, we have had to close the Share 'n' Wear area in church until further notice. We need to appeal to people NOT to leave donations outside the church, but to try to hang onto them until we are back to normal. We're finding that some people are using their time to clear out their wardrobes and kindly donating items to the project - we will be grateful to start receiving donations again, but urge folk not to leave bags of clothes or other items outside the c...
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A couple of favours – they’re easy!

A couple of favours to ask. 1. YOUTUBE We can get a customised YouTube channel address if we reach 100 subscribers (we are new so only have 3!). We have 102 members in this group so with friends and family we can easily do it) >> go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxKJUily9OKrEwv5IPjdiyw and hit SUBSCRIBE 2. EMAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS If you have friends who would like to receive our emails you can sign them up in 2 clicks. Go to the website at www.grantonchurch.org.uk and hit SUBSC...
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Holocaust Memorial Day 2020

You may remember us marking Holocaust Memorial Day back in January. We have received the following... "Thank you for organising an activity to mark Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2020. I am delighted to let you know that your activity was one of more than 17,000 activities, organised by around 4,500 diverse organisations across the UK. HMD 2020 was marked by more people than ever before, and at activities like yours people from all backgrounds learnt about the past, empathised more with others...
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Life and Work – April 2020

Life and Work is now available as a digital edition for computer, tablet and smartphone. Subscribe from £11.99 for six months or buy a single issue for £1.99 from www.lifeandwork.org See Anne Macintosh or any of the welcome team for a copy of the magazine April 2020 Easter Reflection by the Very Rev Dr Derek Browning Prayer from the Rt Rev Colin Sinclair Children and Communion The experiences of churches actively involving children in their communion services From D’oyly Carte ...
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Using ZOOM – some hints and tips

Almost everyone is new to video-meetings and some may  be a bit unsure about how they work and what to do. We've put together a few hints and tips to make them an enjoyable experience, whether meeting for Church, or meeting up with friends for a catch up.   LAPTOP OR SMARTPHONE?Overall, it's a far better experience, in large groups, to use a laptop if at all possible, rather than a smartphone - the larger screen allows you to see all participants. PREPARING FOR A MEETINGRemember that others will...
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This week’s call to action checklist

Get Connected by downloading Zoom and letting people know you want to stay connected through it. Remember to PHONE and speak to people you may not see face to face. They will really appreciate it and you will feel better to. Volunteer for the phone tree. Pray for people in the congregation and community. Pray this week especially for Sarah who is starting her year with us on Monday. Perform an Act of Kindness towards a neighbour. Take steps to engage your faith through ...
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Coronavirus update from Norman – 19th March

Hi folks, hope you are all keeping safe during the current crisis. Please remember those who are keeping society going in your prayers and all those affected by the corvid-19 virus.You might think church has stopped, it hasn’t. We can’t do what we normally do so we are getting creative in how we keep our church community connected and how we reach out to the wider community. Given we are a people of hope its really important we embody this hope right now.So what are we doing?At the moment the ch...
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