Good News Stories - Edition Three
In this time of much challenge, sadness and grief, we also want to remember the good news stories and positive things which are happening throughout our communities. Below is our third short collection of good news stories.
Good News Stories
Greetings from Longbridge Methodist Church and the Zimbabwe Fellowship UK
Greetings from Longbridge MC and MC Zimbabwe Fellowship -UK
Longbridge Methodist Church (LMC) and the Methodist Church Zimbabwe Fellowship United Kingdom (MCZF-UK) just like most institutions have been affected by Covid19 in many ways. Even so LMC are still meeting for Devotions, Prayers and a catch up every Thursday from 7pm to 8pm via zoom and those who can’t or don’t then they get in touch with their other members regularly through their house group leaders and phone calls.
LMC have been a host to South Birmingham Community food hub which has delivered a truly amazing amount of well over 7,000 food parcels to over 2,000 households, which in doing so has resulted in the phenomenal amount of helping over 15,343 people in the process. The Revd. Phil Hoar and Sarah from “our coffee pot” have been helping with the sorting and the delivering of these much needed food parcels and helping the most needy and vulnerable with-in our communities.
MCZF-UK has kept a clean bill of health in the circuit. They have zoom meetings every other Sunday after the district services.
Other organisations meet on Saturdays also via zoom and some of the Young people join Ruda (our District Youth and Engagement Officer) in most of her on-line activities. The young people also join MCZF-UK Youth activities on Zoom as well. Very importantly… they help one another in times of need.
Update on Dance to Health at Lozells Methodist Church and Community Centre
Dance to Health is a falls prevention programme for the elderly. Sessions combine evidence-based exercise with the creativity, energy and sociability of dance. A video introducing it is below which features members of our churches and Eddy the Centre Manager at Lozells Methodist Church and Community Centre.
Dance to Health groups at Lozells Methodist Church and Community Centre in Birmingham have run for over a year. The Lozells and Ladywood groups are funded in part by grants from the National Lottery Community Fund. This video by Ranjan Jolly captures how this innovative programme of dance sessions for over 55s has benefitted participants in these groups, both physically and mentally.
More Stories Soon
Thank you to everybody who has contributed to the stories above. We'll share another edition once we've had chance to collate them, please send in your stories.
The Circuit Communication Team.