Bereavement Point expanding in Coventry
Foleshill Road URC are working with the Department of Spiritual Care at UHCW NHS Trust to host a Bereavement drop in called ‘Bereavement Point’ for people who have been bereaved.
A number of church members have been trained in basic bereavement support and along with a Chaplain they host a monthly informal drop in. Every family who has had a death in the hospital receive a letter inviting them to one of the drop ins either at the hospital or Foleshill Rd URC. We are expanding this service further into the community over the coming year as we realised there is a huge need as communities are becoming more isolated and people’s needs aren’t being met.
As a church and as a Chaplaincy Team we believe the way forward to provide support in communities is in collaboration with as many agencies as possible.
Further information: Rev Paul Holmes, Chaplain
Dept of Spiritual Care, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust
Direct Line 02476967515 (ext.27515)
e mail: email@example.com
A Christmas Statement by European Church Leaders re Migrants and Inclusion
In the spirit of Christmas, European church leaders are affirming the values of dignity, respect and compassion for refugees and migrants. A strong Christmas statement signed by church leaders from Europe and beyond has been jointly issued by the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC) and was presented to Mairead McGuinness, First Vice-President of the European Parliament in Brussels.
Statement. List of Signatory Churches
SMESTOW GROUP IS BECOMING ECO AND FAIRTRADE
New resources published
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The new discipleship resources from the URC are introduced - watch the video.....
NEW LAY PREACHERS
Information of those who are commissioned within the Synod is to be found on the Lay Preachers page.