We live in strange times with restrictions on when and how we can meet for worship and fellowship; strangely for this Church, there will be two minister’s for one year. It seems strange, in one sense, that after three years in the Circuit, I am writing this as an introduction to Gladys and me. I look forward to working with you and getting to know you.
Message from Linda
Join us on the WORSHIP page each SATURDAY.
Whilst the Saturday morning ecumenical prayer group has resumed meeting in the church,
The time has changed to 10:00 am
We regularly pray for our own churches and community, the country and the wider world concerns, street pastors and the persecuted church as well as specific requests.
Prayer requests can be emailed via email@example.com or by ringing Linda on 853332.
All confidences will be respected
You can be anonymous if you wish.
There will still be a Prayer on the WORSHIP page, this will be updated monthly. .
Keep looking after each other. Blessings, Linda
“So what I have seen a lot of is recommendations for how to try to avoid getting coronavirus in the first place -- good hand washing, personal hygiene and social distancing -- but what I have NOT seen a lot of is advice for what happens if you actually get it, which many of us will. So as your friendly neighborhood Nurse let me make some suggestions.
You basically just want to prepare as though you know you’re going to get a nasty respiratory bug, like bronchitis or pneumonia. You just have the foresight to know it’s coming!
Things you should actually buy ahead of time (not sure what the obsession with toilet paper is?): Kleenex, Paracetamol, whatever your generic mucus thinning cough medicine of choice is (check the label and make sure you're not doubling up on Paracetamol) Honey and lemon can work just as well! Vick vaporub for your chest is also a great suggestion.
If you don’t have a humidifier, that would be a good thing to buy and run in your room when you go to bed overnight. (You can also just turn the shower on hot and sit in the bathroom breathing in the steam). If you have a history of asthma and you have a prescription inhaler, make sure the one you have isn’t expired and refill it/get a new one if it is.
This is also a good time to meal prep: make a big batch of your favorite soup to freeze and have on hand. Stock up on whatever your favorite clear fluids are to drink - though tap water is fine you may appreciate some variety!
For symptom management and a fever over 101, take Paracetamol.
Hydrate (drink!) hydrate hydrate! Rest lots. You should not be leaving your house! Even if you are feeling better may will still be infectious for fourteen days and older people and those with existing health conditions should be avoided! Ask friends and family to leave supplies outside to avoid contact.
You DO NOT NEED TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL unless you are having trouble breathing or your fever is very high (over 103.5) and unmanaged with meds. 90% of healthy adult cases thus far have been managed at home with basic rest/hydration/over-the-counter meds. If you are worried or in distress or feel your symptoms are getting worse, ring 111 and they will advise if you need to go to hospital. The hospital beds will be used for people who actively need oxygen/breathing treatments/IV fluids.
If you have a pre-existing lung condition (COPD, emphysema, lung cancer) or are on immunosuppressants, now is a great time to talk to your Doctor or specialist about what they would like you to do if you get sick.
One major relief to you parents is that kids do VERY well with coronavirus— they usually bounce back in a few days (but they will still be infectious), Just use pediatric dosing . Be calm and prepare rationally and everything will be fine.
Junior Church will be returning soon, Watch this space!!
The premises are now available for lettings..... see the PREMISES page.
local organisations can use the premises for a variety of purposes.
These may include Dog Training, U3A, Art and Creative groups, dance/drama , keep fit, gentle exercise classes, children's parties and charity events.
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