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Sent:                               14 April 2021 13:55


Subject:                          14/04/2021


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DropZone Layworkers Event

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Faith, finance and climate change event
Fund for Human Need news
Love This Calling campaign
Vaccine Voices Videos
Christian Aid Vaccination Wall of Thanksgiving
District Children's Support Fund

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DropZone Event for Layworkers

Tuesday 20th April 10.00 - 11.30 am
Rosie Bryant and I would like to invite you to DropZone, a gathering especially for lay workers.
We recognise that the pandemic has been challenging for many of us and we wanted to create a space for you to share your experiences, concerns and encouragement as we slowly emerge from lockdown.
Rosie will guide us through a time of reflection and there will be ample opportunity to talk and pray together.
I do hope that you will be able to join us. Please do share this with any other paid lay workers within your circuit or church.
Jo Yair

If you haven't received the Zoom link directly, please request it from the District Office via



Faith, Finance and Climate Change event

Increasing people’s knowledge of the different faith perspectives on climate change and the environment

About this event:

Our aim with these sessions is to bring people together from across the Black Country and beyond to:

1. Increase people’s knowledge of the different faith perspectives on climate change and the environment

2. Increase people’s understanding of different religions

3. Increase social cohesion by bringing people together

4. Explore how we can all work TOGETHER across communities and faith groups, to improve financial wellbeing across the Black Country

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr Zahid Parvez - Markfield Institute of Higher Edication
  • Jasmine Khatri - Hindu Climate Action
  • Simon Ross - Director of Marches Energy Agency
  • Rosie Venner, National Programme Manager, Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility
  • Rev Richard Clarkson - Lichfield Diocese Environmental Officer

Please book your place through the Eventbrite link below.


Fund for Human Need news


Love This Calling Connexional Campaign

Love This Calling is a campaign to celebrate a range of vocations in gathered and scattered church and to build confidence as we explore our own sense of calling in the time and place we find ourselves. You may be interested in some of the following:



Vaccine Voices Videos

We're delighted to say that the video of the 3rd Covid Vaccine webinar with NHS partners is now live on our YouTube page at
All three videos can be viewed via our YouTube play list at or via
Our grassroots #VaccineVoices campaign continues to grow, with a library of over 35 West Midlands residents sharing their positive experiences of the Covid Vaccine -


Christian Aid Vaccination Campaign

Click here to see the press release from Lichfield announcing that the District is joining them in partnering Christian Aid in giving people an opportunity to give thanks for their Covid-19 vaccine by helping others in crisis across the world.  
Here’s the online giving link here:


District Children's Support Fund

The funding allocated specifically to the support of children and families in the District - particularly those experiencing some form of deprivation - is still open to accept applications at the moment.  Are there projects you might consider which could offer support even during the lockdown?  

The maximum amount of any claim is £500 and a Church can apply at any time using the attached form and send it electronically to Tim Lorimer who will process your application and give a decision within six weeks of receipt. The application will need the support of the hosting Church and circuit superintendent. Church’s cannot apply for retrospective funding.
We would hope that individuals and groups that have contributed in the past to the Holiday Fund will still wish to do so knowing that there money will still be used for Children’s Projects.  For more information please contact Tim Lorimer   on 07971899084. 



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