How have you been during this circuit breaker period? For many of us, we had to scramble to react day by day to the different changes that had to be made to our family and work lives, to our relationships, and to the way we connect with our friends and communities.
Your spiritual, mental and emotional well-being has been on the forefront of our minds, and I wanted to let you know that Miak and I are available if you need someone to talk through your concerns, especially during this period. Just contact either of us, and if you don’t have our personal contacts, please drop a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to reach out to you.
For those who are lgbtq, you might face a unique set of challenges and it may be hard for you to share these challenges with the people around you. I’ve been working with the team from Heartweavers and a group of community leaders to organise an online talk on Sat, 9 May, for the lgbtq community so that there is a safe space to hear and share the struggles that lgbtq persons may be dealing with, and hopefully no one needs to feel alone. If you’re interested in this talk or know anyone who might be interested, there is more information below.
For me, there have been a lot of changes to life as we knew it but I continue to be amazed and grateful for the resilience and partnership of the leaders in our FCC community. Some unexpected good things have come out of this period of upheaval and I am reminded to be thankful. For one, I got to witness how a community comes together in times of challenges and how our bonds deepen as we help each other generously and cheerfully. Also, previously, we thought of the possibility of putting our services online but there was no urgent reason to do so until this situation came along. It was a lot of hard work and it was a steep learning curve for all of us but knowing that many of our overseas members, as well as those who couldn’t attend our services physically, are now attending our online services regularly, is such an unexpected bonus! And I am grateful.
This Sunday, we will be relooking at Psalm 23 and I hope we will have the opportunity to immerse ourselves once again in this beautiful psalm that speaks of our ever-present relationship with our loving Shepherd.
Join us this Sunday at https://aka.ms/fcclive to access our online service and you can refer to the more detailed instructions below.