We are pleased to announce there will be a service at our church on the 11th October commencing at 10.45 led by Rev Mike Parsons
This will of course be restricted by government guidelines, the service will be shorter and without singing.
To keep everyone safe please
1.Please wear a face mask
2.Enter by the main entrance
3.Sanitise your hands and go straight into the Sanctuary
4.Leave a contact number or point your smart phone at the QR code before entering the sanctuary
5.At the end of the service please leave by the old front door unless you are using a frame or unable to cope with an even floor, instead make sure the vestibule is clear and leave from the main entrance.
6. Please do not gather in groups to chatter, thank you.
It is going to be some time before we can meet again in person at church.
On that basis you are being invited to a virtual service using our landline or mobile phones starting on Sunday 6th September. We heard about this first from a church in the West Midlands who have been using it successfully since the end of June with no one having been charged for their calls.
Rev Anna Flindell has looked at the small print and found the following: Under Ofcom regulations, calls to your 03 dial-in number MUST be included in the bundled minutes offered by UK mobile and landline networks just like calls to 01 and 02 numbers, but please note, it is wise to check with your phone provider to confirm the specific terms and conditions of your minutes allowance. Some, but not all providers operate a different charging policy after a certain call duration (usually 1 hour). If your provider follows this practice, our advice would be to hang up and re-dial after 55 minutes to avoid call charges.
We will make sure that an eye is kept on the time!
Please dial: 0333 0164 757
When prompted input room number: 20545315 # and Guest PIN: 3349 #. You are then part of the congregation.
….. One of the unexpected spin-offs from this time of restriction and isolation is the fact that we are spending less money on petrol and trips out for coffee and cakes , snack lunches etc .
So we’ve decided to use some of that saving to show our appreciation and gratitude to those organisations within Crewkerne who are providing year round care and finding the current situation quite stressful .
We are therefore planning , as part of Outreach from the church , to send NIBBLE PACKS to the staff at our local surgeries and pharmacy , Crewkerne Hospital & Orchard House Care Home .
These NIBBLE PACKS will contain a selection of healthy snacks as well as the naughty but nice variety all of which will be wrapped .
Each pack will have the same message …. “ in appreciation of all you do for our local community . Grateful thanks from Crewkerne Methodist Church “ .
By the end of this week we will have delivered packs to Crewkerne Health Centre … Middle Path & West 1 plus the pharmacy .
Next week we have arranged for gift packs to be sent to Crewkerne Hospital and The Orchard Care Home .
In addition to sounding out our fellow church stewards we also ran the idea past our minister Philip and Margaret Hall (Church Treasurer) and received some very positive backing and encouragement for the scheme .
It will be totally funded by way of voluntary pledges from the congregation.
Thank you for taking the time to reads through this letter .