Mental Health Awareness Week 18 - 24 May 2020
Slow Journeys in the Same Direction: A colouring book with a little mindful purpose
This beautifully designed adult colouring book, can be used for relaxation or as part of your daily devotions.
Order your copies here. £4.99 with free P&P.
Wellbeing in the workplace
Listen to a radio broadcast with the Rev' d David Butterworth and the Birmingham Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust Community Communications Lead, Beresford Dawkins recorded at UnityFM (lasts about 30mins).
Wellbeing in the workplace an article by Rev'd David Butterworth
Encouragement and Hope from around the Connexion
Messages of encouragement and hope from people around the Connexion. Hear their messages, prayers, bible verses, songs and quotes. Feel free to pray with them, meditate on their thoughts, and as you do, we hope you find some comfort and peace during this challenging time.
Messages of hope and encouragement
Help if you are unable to attend a funeral
The Methodist Church has published a service you can use at home, which may be helpful for those who are unable to attend a funeral in person. Download it here.
Good News Stories from around the Birmingham Circuit
At this time when so much of what we hear about is sad and troubling, here are some good news stories which might help bouy our spirits in this challenging period. View the stories here.
A FREE phone service to hear prayers and news from the Methodist Church has been launched.
Listen to a prayer: 0808 281 2514
Listen to news: 0808 281 2478
Content is updated weekly on Thursday afternoon.
Do you know how to spot a phishing email?
Spot a phishing email leaflet
Advice leaflets from Victim Support about Coronavirus Scammers and Fraudsters
Advice for community groups
Advice for individuals
Information about Covid-19 for Children
Coronavirus Staying Safe
Helping Children cope with stress
Easter messages from the President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference
A video Easter message and poem from Barbara Glasson, President of the Methodist Conference and a video Easter poem from Clive Marsh, Vice-President of the Methodist Conference.
Click here to watch.
Reflection from Reverend Neil Johnson
We are journeying through the season of Lent this year during a period when many of us are in self-isolation, or quarantine. The origin of the word ‘quarantine’ is the Latin for 40 days, the time Jesus spent in the wilderness being tested on all sides. So, you could say that these days we are getting a real taste of Lent.
At the heart of the Gospel reading for this coming Sunday (John 11:1-45) are words spoken in the midst of fear and grief, when Jesus says, “I am the resurrection and the life” (v.25). Here is Jesus, the one whose humanity offers us solidarity with each other and with God, a solidarity which can release us from the sense of isolation and bring us hope of new life.
Peace be with you all,
A message from Rev Nick Jones & Rev Dr Neil Johnson,
Co-Superintendents of Birmingham Methodist Circuit
Dear Sisters and Brothers of the Birmingham Methodist Circuit ....
This is going to be a very trying time for many of our folk as they isolate themselves from the very people who bring love and joy into their lives. So, please do all you can to maintain Christian fellowship and support by keeping in contact with one another by phone calls, emails, letters and other forms of virtual communication.
Who will separate us from the love of Christ?Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Romans 8:35,37
How to stay well
For top tips on staying well from the Royal College of Occupational Therapists click here.
Educational psychologist telephone helpline
Do you as a parent or carer at home with your children during the school shut down, feel that you need someone to talk to about how you can cope with this challenging time for families? Birmingham Educational Psychology Service is providing a telephone helpline for any parent or carers of children, who feel they would benefit from a consultation with a psychologist. Click here for more information.