Welcome to the Time Out Days
Friday, 10th July and Saturday 18th July 2020
It’s good to have you here.
We hope these ideas and resources will be helpful for reflection and self-care.
Here’s the timetable for the day:
9:15 Zoom Room opens
9:30 Welcome and Worship
9:45 Bishop Libby
10:00 Space and silence (see Resources and Ideas sheet)
11:00 Reflection from Clergy Wellbeing Group
11:15 Space and Silence
12:10 Bishop Libby closing comments and blessing
Some thoughts to help you use the time well
- Turn off your phone, unplug the doorbell – minimise technological interruption!
- Try to explain to anyone else in your house that you’re not available during this time
- If you’re doing this in your study, try not to sit at your desk
- Maybe light a candle to acknowledge ‘different’ time
- Try to gather anything you might need (ie ingredients, bits and pieces) in advance to avoid using the space in session
- This is YOUR time, to give you space and time with God.
The Resources and Ideas sheet is a good place to start
Chaplains are available throughout the session and their details are available in the email sent by Nicky Fenton.
Here be Dragons [PDF]
Come Home to your Hub [Word]
Wheel of Awareness diagram [Word]
Self-regulation diagram [Word]
Let your God love you [Word]
Chartres labyrinth [PDF]
Bread-making video [YouTube]
Prayer walk during Covid [Word]
Do you have a small church project that could have a big impact?
Are you looking for a relatively small grant that requires no match funding?
If so, this could be just right for you; £5,000 to fund small but not insignificant capital projects that will generate outcomes which achieve and support mission, community or growth.
There are always good ideas on the boil to enhance welcome, improve accessibility, or perhaps to make small but much needed changes to internal areas. So now is the time to make a significant impact through a small change.
Details, including a full list of criteria and downloadable application form, are available below.
2020 remaining application deadlines are:
- 18 September for an October decision
- 4 December for a January 2021 decision
If you are successful, you will be expected to draw on the grant within 12 months.
Please note: If you have a larger project which you are looking to fund, the Raymond Ross Large Grant Scheme will become available again shortly – watch out for announcements on this website or in E-news.
The Sanctuary at Derby Cathedral is your #1 option for ALL church supplies including candles, communion wafers and wine, incense, baptism cards, marriage and burial registers.
It also offers a discount of 10% on all orders over £30.00 and invoicing options are available for all churches.
Most items are in stock and available for immediate purchase.
Delivery options are also available.
The Sanctuary at Derby Cathedral is a great place to buy Christian books and a wide range of locally produced gifts.
Order your church supplies:
In Person: The Sanctuary at Derby Cathedral, Iron Gate
(opposite Derby Cathedral)
Phone: 01332 227660
How your church can start taking card payments!
As fewer people carry cash, it’s becoming increasingly important for parishes to look at alternative ways to receive payments and donations.
There’s a new category on the Parish Buying website to help churches consider the different types of reader for contactless and chip and pin card payments.
Alongside small hand-held card readers (which cost as little as £19 each) there now are more sophisticated self-service donation units available for churches to buy.
To find out more visit www.parishbuying.org.uk/contactless
>> Churches that have trialled a digital collection box have reported a 97% increase in donations! Read more (from BBC News)
How can my Church start taking card payments?
Watch this short video from the National Stewardship Team: https://vimeo.com/album/5118798/video/265190588
How do I download an app to use my card reader?
Watch this short video from the National Stewardship Team: https://vimeo.com/album/5118798/video/265198072
Why should I set up products?
Watch this short video from the National Stewardship Team: https://vimeo.com/album/5118798/video/265201230
How do I claim Gift Aid on a card donation?
Watch this short video from the National Stewardship Team: https://vimeo.com/album/5118798/video/264576213