And on it goes! It feels to be going on for ever. But there is light at the end of the tunnel. I hope many of you in the priority groups have had your vaccination – this part of the ‘recovery strategy’ seems to be operating really well at the moment and all first priority groups will have been vaccinated by the target date to allow the programme for the other groups to start. The challenge now is not to take the pressure off and ‘open up’ too quickly and lose all the gains that have been achieved over the last few months.
Sadly, the church remains closed for services which are now held on zoom or recorded to participate on You-tube. We’re making provisional plans to resume our normal pattern of services from Easter but these are very provisional and depend very much on the success of all our efforts to keep the ‘R’ rate down. Details are available on the centre pages. It would still be great of more could join us at the alternative Zoom services if you want to give it a try. If you want to use the church for private prayer, please ring Anna (540610) or Richard (541522) so we can make the necessary arrangements to ensure lock-down rules are applied and everyone remains safe.
GROUPS AND ACTIVITIES
Sadly because of the continuing restrictions, the groups and activities that take place in the Community Centre remain suspended.
Anna Arend has sent a note round to remind you that you can drop any contributions you might have for the Uttlesford Food Bank in a box by her door (it’s taken inside overnight!). There are growing numbers of people including children who are suffering greatly as a result of the continuing impact of the pandemic so anything you can do to help would be greatly appreciated. Check the food bank web-site for details of any particular needs they have at the moment.
Anna Arend has written to invite participation in the 2021 100 Club – £12 per person. It helps church and village funds especially at the moment when most other fund-raising options are not available. Please sign up and hope to win in the monthly draw. Prizes are £10 and £50. More information from Anna on 540610.
ISSUES AND CONCERNS
In these difficult times, please phone Richard on 541522 or Anna on 540610 if you have any issues or concerns that you would like to discuss - and stay well!