We do hope all members of our Fellowship are well and keeping their spirits up. It has been such a long time since March, when we were together. We miss our Tuesday afternoon meetings and the pleasure of each other’s company. Although the government has eased the lockdown, coronavirus is still with us and we must be extremely careful, especially if we are vulnerable. Numbers are strictly limited when meeting in groups, masks should be worn and distance maintained between people. Singing and loud conversations are not allowed indoors as they could spread the virus and it is so important that those over 70 are protected.
As a committee, we have prayerfully considered the implications of holding our meetings under these conditions and we came to the conclusion that it is not yet safe to open the Fellowship. We will respond to changes as they are implemented by the government and when it is clear that the virus is not a threat, we will be able to begin meeting together as a group again.
We look forward to seeing you all when it is safe, so please stay well and get plenty of exercise if you can. Here’s one to start with…remember to exercise your sense of humour frequently. It keeps you smiling and that’s something we could all do more.
Sue Thomas and the Fellowship Committee
Another month has passed by and I wonder how the time goes so fast. Surely in these restricted times it should drag. I’m not the only one who feels like that. My daughter suggests it’s because we are living life at a slower pace. I’m all for that. We can spend far too much of … Continue reading A Slower Pace?
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 … Continue reading Tender Care
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