Date(s) - 17/03/2021
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday 17th March, 9:00-10:00 am
A year ago it became clear that the COVID-19 was having such a huge impact in our nation that the government took the unprecedented step of announcing a national lockdown. Initially this was timed to last just a few weeks. Little did we imagine that a year later we would still be living under such strict measures. There is now a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel and, if the government’s roadmap out of lockdown goes according to plan, all restrictions may be lifted on Monday 21st June.
Of course lifting of restrictions is just the beginning and, 12 months on from the first lockdown, the impact they have had on our nation is massive. National and local government leaders are wrestling with what their role should be in promoting recovery. Likewise the business community, the health and education sectors, public services, sport, culture and entertainment are all wondering how and when any semblance of normality will be restored.
What about churches? Of course we are naturally concerned with restoring worship meetings and discipling church members. But what would it look like if the church was to take a lead in promoting recovery? In years to come could we say “Together we loved our place at its time of deepest need?“
These are big questions that provoke us to consider how all the churches in Basingstoke can play a part in shaping the future of our town. The 1CB leadership team have been in talks with Matthew Eason from the Cinnamon Network who have produced a toolkit to help us audit our capacity to support our community. He will be joining us on Wednesday 17th March for our regular leaders prayer time which we are extending to an hour to give us time to hear about how the toolkit could help our churches bless the town of Basingstoke at this time.
Please note the following
We are now meeting ONLINE. To get dial in details for these video conference calls please contact Trevor Woodgate at firstname.lastname@example.org