BE THE CHURCH14th Feb
This is a moment for us to be the Church.
At the start of a new year, we want to centre ourselves once again on the foundational rhythms of the Church: worship, community and service.
As we live in the thick of another lockdown where we can’t gather together as we usually would, we want to invite us all to stay connected as a family. Right from the beginning, in our origin story in Acts, we find the earliest disciples creating strong bonds by both the giving and the receiving of love and practical help. This collective practice of sharing and seeing one another is what has always defined the community life of Jesus’ Church.
So, over the next few weeks we want to invite you and your family to join in and strengthen the bonds of our community as we give and receive in the most simple of ways – family meals.
The idea is simple.
Over the next few weeks, we want to offer a weekly meal to every family in our Church community with young children (under the age of 6), as well as everyone who is currently living on their own.
This is something that we all can get involved with as we make time each week to cook or buy meals, dropping them off with a family or person that lives close by and taking time to pray a blessing over them (from a safe distance, of course).
To get involved, all you need to do is sign up here
When you sign up, our team will be in touch to connect you with a family or a person to make meals for. We’ll also give you all you need around safely dropping food off, timings, a blessing you can use and other helpful information.
Whether we would like to admit it or not, we could all do with some help right now.
Our team is working hard behind the scenes to connect every family with young children and everyone living by themselves who are signed up to our Church database with a weekly meal.
If you are in either of these categories and want to opt out from receiving a weekly meal, please email office@laganvalleyvineyard with the subject line ‘Family Meals | Opt Out’. Don’t worry, you won’t need to say much more than that.
We know that some of you have connected with LVV over the past year and may not have signed a connection card – therefore you won’t be on our Church database. If that is the case, particularly if you would like to receive a weekly meal, please do get in touch with us. You can email email@example.com with the subject line ‘Sign Me Up’ and we will be in touch to connect with you.
Also, if you don’t consider yourself to be part of the LVV family but would like to receive a meal, it would be our privilege to serve you – simply email us and we will get in touch with you.
We want to ensure that our family meals are given and received safely. Since the outbreak of Covid-19, our Church has been involved in the safe delivery of meals for people both within the LVV family and those in the wider community. We have risk assessments and safety measures in place and our team will be in touch with everyone involved to communicate necessary health, safety and privacy protocols.