Wednesday, 3 March 2021
For our Easter Praise event on Easter Sunday, we’re putting together a virtual choir and we’d love you to be a part of it! Here’s what you have to do…
2) Record yourself singing the song
IMPORTANT - you’ll need to be listening to the track so you’re singing at the right speed and pitch, but we only want a recording of you singing, not the music. To do this, listen to the music on headphones on one device and record yourself on another. Computers, smartphones and tablets should all do the trick. Make sure you’re near the devices’ microphone, but not so near that the recording distorts.
TIP - you might find it easier to sing if you have the headphones slightly off one of your ears so you can hear yourself without straining
3) Send your recording to firstname.lastname@example.org. If your file is too large to email, try using https://wetransfer.com a free service for sending larger files. We will need your recordings by the 26th March at the latest, and the sooner the better. Don’t worry about sounding perfect, instead just enjoy yourself singing. You’ll find that even if none of us are going to win awards for our vocal talents, once our voices are layered together - and I’ll use different voices at different sections - that it will sound fantastic!
Tuesday, 2 March 2021
‘Build on a Strong Foundation’
Meeting ID: 881 7158 3197
Friday, 18 December 2020
Please note, the Drive-In Carols have had to move online due to the Tier Four restrictions. See below this post.
Want to know more about Jesus? Faith? The Church?If you enjoyed the carols and would like to find out more about Jesus you might be interested in one of the following events:
ChristmasIf you're looking for further Christmas Celebrations, have a look at our individual church websites where up to date details will be posted. Please be aware that due to the pandemic, these are subject to change, and physical services may require booking.
Hoddesdon Baptist Church Christmas Services
Christmas Day Celebration Friday 25th December 10:00 am
You are very welcome to join us for any of our services. At the moment our services are on Zoom. Please see the front page of our website for log on details. If you would like to attend in person, to book a place, please email email@example.com
Wormley Free Church
Monday, 26 October 2020
WINTER NIGHT SHELTER
The churches will not be able to provide a Winter Night Shelter this winter, because of the restrictions due to Covid-19. To support single homeless people this winter, the Council has received a ‘Next Steps Accommodation’ grant, which will enable them to provide alternative accommodation. They have also received funds for support workers, to help the single homeless with mental health problems, alcohol and drug problems, in the hopes that they can enable them to cope better with everyday life and keep their accommodation.
In the meantime, the Winter Night Shelter team has been helping the Council with people being housed, who have not got the basic bedding and kitchen equipment they need. The Winter Night Shelter has been providing Starter Packs containing bedding, towels, pans, crockery, cutlery, a toaster and a kettle. These Starter Packs are being stored in Barclay Hall, and the clients come to the church car park to collect them.
The Winter Night Shelter has also been working in partnership with the Street Pastors to support homeless people who do not feel they can cope with support from the Council. Items such as a simple mobile phone, sleeping bag, rucksack, warm clothes etc are being given to homeless people located by the Street Pastors.
Plans are developing for the use of Peace Cottage as a Community Centre, with an accompanying Community Garden. Some work needs to be done on the building to make it more structurally sound. A structural survey was undertaken at the beginning of this month, and this will help to inform the Quakers of the immediate needs for work on the building. There also needs to be better heating installed, and a hot water system. Applications for funding for the building and the activities within it, have been started.
It is likely that work on the Community Garden will be able to start more quickly. There are some volunteers who are keen to work on the site, and this work is likely to start soon. This project has also been put forward for ‘Green Social Prescribing’.
The Listening Team will be called Hear4U. We have 16 people who are interested in volunteering for the Listening Team. The trained listeners can be involved in helping people in several ways:
In 1:1 listening sessions
By supporting the Bereavement Support Group
By joining a walking group, and listening alongside individuals on the group
By joining the volunteers for the Peace Cottage Garden and listening to people in that setting.
The plans are for training to take place between November and March, and for Hear4U to start in April 2021.
WELCOME TO BREWERY ROAD FLATS
Twenty-two new flats are being built by B3 Living in Brewery Road, Hoddesdon, as rented accommodation for the over 55s. They are due to be ready by the end of January 2021. Plans are being developed by Churches Together, Love Hoddesdon and local partners, to give Welcome Packs to the new residents. The welcome packs will contain information about Hoddesdon and local activities, along with information about the churches in Hoddesdon, a few goodies, like tea, coffee, biscuits etc., and a Welcome card.