In response to the Emmanuel Fellowship item in May Emmanuel Life when I suggested making a list of ways to occupy yourself through lockdown, Lilo Sutton sent the following photo of her orchid, saying “This little orchid was in a poor state, so I gave it lots of tender loving care”. Lilo was rewarded by buds opening, and now the flowers are in full bloom. She added a palm cross as a symbol of the hope we have in Christ, and placed the slip of paper from Marion Moore, with its tiny crocheted heart to remember that God loves her.
I think you will agree that Lilo has created a wonderful display to express her pleasure and reassurance of the love of God throughout these difficult days. This is a beautiful focus for meditation and reflection.
As the lockdown eases, we look forward to meeting again in September, when we will have suitable plans in place to ensure the safety of all our members who are able to attend meetings.
God bless you all and keep well.
Editor’s comments: Last month I forgot to include the details of the author of the ‘Isolation Wellbeing Daily To-Do List’, so please find below: Lindsay Braman describes herself as an artist, a therapist, an entrepreneur, and a translator between languages of the heart and mind. You can find more ways to improve your mental health … Continue reading Daily To-Do
As we still find ourselves in lockdown, and will be for the foreseeable future, I thought this list might give you daily focus. My daughter sent it to me and I have permission from Lindsay Braman to share it with you. Take it seriously, or have some fun with it. Just give it a try … Continue reading Lockdown
It is with regret that the Fellowship Committee decided to close Fellowship meetings from 17th March, as we realise how important this weekly outing is to many people. This meant that we did not have the chance to share our experiences of jobs we held after leaving school. We also missed the fabulous talk from … Continue reading Looking towards Easter
Mrs Clare Walker speaks on Founding your own Orchestra, explaining what happened first and how it all developed. … Continue reading Founding your own Orchestra
My First Job: come and tell us what you did when you left school. Any amazing revelations?! … Continue reading My First Job
Mr Neil Sadler’s The Policeman’s Lot: the beat goes on. Promises to be intriguing. … Continue reading The Policeman’s Lot: the beat goes on
Do not miss local West Wickham PCSO Colin Wright, who will inform us on Fraud Awareness and Scam Prevention, a hot topic for anyone worried about unwanted phone calls and emails. Colin is a good friend who calls in on our Friday coffee mornings. … Continue reading Fraud Awareness and Scam Prevention
Miss Chris Davis will take us back to London on a virtual tour around ‘St Paul’s Part 2’: an engaging speaker. … Continue reading St Paul’s Part 2
Mr David Heren will be coming to tell us about TWAM (Tools with a Mission) Emmanuel’s 2020 charity. Please come along, if only for this one meeting. You’ll be sure to get a warm welcome. … Continue reading TWAM
Rev Jack Beeson will try our knowledge with ‘A Music Quiz to Challenge’ … Continue reading A Music Quiz to Challenge