Pastoral Oversight: Rev. Kristin Markay
Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Sunday School: 11:15 a.m. (2nd & 4th Sunday)
Bus Route: 57, 201, 333
Near Bus Routes: 109, 118, 133, 250, 319
Direction: See map below...
BRIXTON HILL NEWS
CORONA VIRUS AND ITS EFFECT ON OUR LIVES AS A FAMILY AND CHURCH
At the beginning of the year, the news broke out of a deadly virus in Wuhan, China. We have been monitoring and praying for people suffering from this virus in China. Little did we know that this was a deadly virus that would cross borders and spread throughout the world. The world was in shock and horror at the extent this virus was spreading and killing people in its wake.
In March, the Government’s decision to lock-down all social activities and institutions indefinitely was most shocking because it meant that we couldn’t go to Church on Sundays and the over 75’s were told not to leave their homes. For others securing necessities was difficult as people were panicking and bulk buying giving rise to shortages in shops.
However, taking care of ourselves and helping others especially those in most need caused great anxiety. For our Church, we were coming to an end with the ‘Robes Project’. As volunteers we started wandering what would happen to the guests that were sleeping in our shelter. nOur minds were put at ease when the Robes Project Manager informed us that the guests would be put up in hotels if they were not offered permanent housing.
As Christians, not going to a Church building on Sundays was very strange and caused us great anxiety. Also not having our different Services during Holy Week, meant that the significance of the week was lost. However, we got consolation by watching the Easter Day Service put together by Southwark and Deptford Circuit and also watching services relayed on the television. I’m sure; most members would be missing out on the warmth and fellowship at regular services. Our Minster came up with ways to keep in touch with her congregation by going round on her bicycle doing ‘Gate Ministry’ and arranging the Brixton Hill Zoom Ministry.
To pass the time during this lock-down, some of us baked, took up some arts and craft and also sewing. These have helped us to improve our mental health.
Let us consider this period as a dark night, so that when it is blown over, our faith and trust in the Lord would have been strengthened and we would experience a brighter and more peaceful future. Peace to all!
Submitted by Avril Roy Macaulay
|Sunday||6.00 p.m.||Time to talk to God Bible Study||Brixton Hill Foyer||Rev. Markay|
|Wednesday||2:00-4:00 p.m.||Pop-In Club for Older People||Kings Acre Hall||Roberta Burke|
|Thursday||5:30-7:00 p.m.||Girl's Brigade Explorer||Kings Acre Hall||Kathy Rennalls|
|Friday||11:-1:00 p.m.||Creative Card Making (1st & 3rd mnth)||Kings Acre||June Stillman|
|7:00 p.m.||Worship Team - Prep for Sun Worship||Brixton Hill Church||Janet Oppong|
|Saturday||10:00-11:30 a.m.||Cleaning Team||Brixton Hill Church||Abigail Crabbe|