Here we will seek to provide updates about Church and community activities, online social events, and ways in which you might volunteer or support those in our communities and wider world who are struggling more than ever at the moment.
Contact Louise if you would like to join our online just for fun BINGO evening so we can send you your playing cards and Zoom details. Register before October 23rd.
Email: email@example.com or WhatsApp: 07400935523 or via contact the church Facebook group or website
A few fun rounds of BINGO with our guest caller Revd Lynn McBirkinshaw. We’ll have a break in the middle as well as a ‘Funniest and Fanciest Face Mask’ Competition (all ages!). Either decorate your face mask or make a pretend one from paper – A tiger face? A funny face? How about some sequins or a bit of bling? Register now!
Harvest Sunday 2020
Open for prayer and conversation
Food Bank and Night Shelter
Ways to donate to our Ardwick and Longsight Food Bank:
- You can drop food donations direct to the Food Bank on Monday (12:30pm-3:15pm) or Thursdays (1:30pm-4:15pm)
- Drop off your donations at our church on Wednesday mornings (10am-12pm)
- Contact one of the Pastoral Team who can pick up for you
- Make financial donations via the Food Bank website http://ardwickandlongsightfoodbank.org.uk/make-a-donation/
All donations for the Food Bank are welcome. For example:
- Canned fruit
- Rice pudding
- Spaghetti hoops
- Noodles of all types
- Rice, dried or micro packs
- Canned vegetables and pulses
- Packs of dried channa dhal and dried red lentils
- Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, squash
- Ladies sanitary towels and tampons
- Baby wipes
- Shampoo, shower gel, deodorant
- Chocolate bard and sweets for children
- Biscuits and snacks
Night Shelter update and support
BOAZ have provided housing for the men we would normally offer shelter to this winter. However, please consider donating to their running costs via their website if you can.
Online donation using debit/credit card – people can do this here: www.boaztrust.org.uk/donate
BOAZ Trust website https://www.boaztrust.org.uk/
Contact Simon Crane if you have ideas for how our church can continue to support BOAZ or if you’d like to volunteer when our shelter is able to open: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (NCM)
NCM partners with local churches around the world to clothe, shelter, feed, heal, educate, and live in solidarity with those in need. At this present time you can read about, pray and help to support various ministries around the world seeking to support people through this outbreak of COVID-19.
COVID-19 specific page: https://www.ncm.org/covid19
Child Sponsorship during Covid-19: https://www.ncm.org/blog/ministryduringcovid19
Local COVID-19 support and information
NHS information and advice, including how to get a test and how to isolate https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
NHS Bereavement Support Line
A bereavement support line has been set up to support people who have lost loved ones. The helpline can offer guidance and advice on dealing with grief and loss. It is staffed by trained nurses who are highly skilled and experienced in working with bereaved families.
NHS Bereavement Helpline 0800 2600 400 is open from 8am to 8pm
Manchester City Council Phone Helpline
Official Website www.longsightnazarene.org