If you would like to receive our monthly mailout for Seniors please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You're also welcome to join our CBC Seniors Facebook group for daily inspiration. Now is a great time to do so, as last week saw the beginning of 50 Days of Good News: Staying home with faith, hope and love. Daily inspiration and encouragement to keep us going.
'Good News' for Seniors at CBC
Monthly events for seniors, so that we can come together for good news and good times again. You can now sign up for our next Good News event on December 9th at 11.00am and 2.30pm in the auditorium: Good News for Christmas. Reserve your seat via ChurchSuite or by contacting the Church Office. After the anticipated government announcements in the week commencing November 30th we will be in touch to confirm whether or not the event can go ahead.
Daily Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line. The line, which is available 24 hours a day, has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services in mind.
On the first Wednesday of each month we hold a Senior Citizens’ Luncheon Club. For a modest price, we provide a hot, nourishing two course meal. This is followed by a short epilogue with Christian content.
As the annual Luncheon Club summer outing couldn't take place this year the team delivered over 70 boxed cream teas to our Luncheon Club members instead. It was lovely to see everyone, albeit from a distance!
For more information please contact us.
A Dementia Friend is someone who understands a bit more about what it’s like to live with dementia and the little ways they can help. From being more patient in a shop queue to campaigning for change, every action counts. Dementia Friends is an Alzheimer's Society initiative. To find out more visit the Dementia Friends website or contact Helen Pedder.
2nd Friday Fusion
Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy a programme of varied activities fusing fun, friendship and faith every second Friday of the month, 1.45pm - 3.15pm.
Come along and enjoy a warm welcome with a hot drink and biscuits, chat, soft music and the chance to fill in a quiz if they want to. The next hour may include 3-minute-memories, music, video clips, interviews with interesting local people, humorous poems and readings, quiz results and prizes. Each month finishes with a Scripture quote and brief thought for the month from one of the team running the event.
Please note that 2nd Friday Fusion is currently suspended until we can welcome you without face coverings.
Care Home Services
For several years a small group from CBC has been leading a short service in some local care homes. This ministry is much appreciated by those who choose to come. Four of us now continue this ministry, usually on the first Thursday of each month. Alvony and Winash are the main homes visited, with Mount Elton at festival times.
We spend time talking to the residents, we sing favourite old hymns, pray and take the message of God's love with a short talk and Bible readings. Unfortunately this has not been possible recently due to the coronavirus, but we hope to return in the new year when that is possible.
Craft group meets on Friday mornings from 10.00am - 12.00pm. It is open to anyone in the community. At this time there is a restriction on numbers attending. If you wish to come for the first time, please contact Anne Owen on 01275 791056. At the moment the crafts being done are knitting, crocheting and sewing, but we are happy for people to do other crafts. Much of what we make is distributed to a variety of charities, but members also make items for themselves or family and friends.