PCC News - Issue 18
Articles in this issue...
Dig down into the scriptures
We have always produced a podcast at STN, predominantly featuring our Sunday talks, as a way for those who wish to engage from a distance or catch up on Sunday.
Supporting those who are housebound
I am Laura and founded YouBelong, an organisation aiming to connect and support people with chronic illness and/or disability through the online community.
The greatest sacrifice of all
By the time you read this article Easter may seem but a distant memory, even Easter celebrated in such extraordinary circumstances due to the restrictions imposed by the virus.
Are you responsible?
As PCC members, I wonder if we know the history of them and what they are required to do?
Support and guidance for parishes
The Parish Resources website, a site maintained by the National Stewardship Team, has a section COVID-19 financial guidance which is being continually updated.
Are you eligible for a Government COVID-19 grant?
A property in England and Walesthat is a “place of public religious worship” is wholly exempt from business rates under Schedule 5 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988, as amended.
Funerals in COVID-19 times
When my dear uncle died in early March, my cousins and I set about preparing his funeral, scheduled for 23 March.
“Isn’t this a bit morbid? Shouldn’t we be trying to lift people’s spirits?” may be your first response when you hear that churches are offering Grave Talk every week on Zoom.
Losing a loved one in ‘normal’ times is upsetting enough, but the church is currently having to support and guide people through a different landscape of care for the deceased due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
Light a candle
Lighting a candle can be a helpful way to pray for someone. An online candle will help you think about someone who has died and pray for all those who miss them.
A long-term solution for live-streaming in church
When the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions came into force, audio and visual specialist Darren Butler, owner of south Norfolk based Audio Electronic Design (AED), knew straight away that many churches would be facing a big problem.
Receiving donations online has never been more crucial
In the step-by-step article, we look practically at different payment platforms/companies, creating an online giving page on your website, and adding a giving button to A Church Near You.
Maintaining youth and children’s work online
In these unprecedented times it is maybe the young who are most able to adapt to the forced use of technology to stay connected.
Supporting our life together despite the financial impact of COVID-19
I want to begin by thanking so many of you – parishioners, PCC members, churchwardens, lay ministers, clergy and others – for the incredible way in which you are continuing to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and the effect it is having on our local communities.
Rich tapestry of church
After a few weeks of COVID-19 lockdown, we realised how much church family members missed seeing each other, so we set up a ‘Church, Coffee and Chat’ for those on our church email list and invited everyone by email.
Anyone for coffee?
One of the many new experiences, in these COVID-19 times, are the proliferation of socially-distant coffee mornings online.
Age has been no barrier
St Luke’s Church, on Aylsham Road, Norwich has been running both a Sunday morning service and a virtual coffee morning every week since the middle of April, using Zoom.
How to create a pod cast: step-by-step guide
Some top tips about how we create the weekly Sunday Hope podcast
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