COVID scientists issue urgent call for help from UK’s black communities

Scientists involved in a ground-breaking COVID-19 genetic research study have issued an urgent call to Londoners who caught the virus to donate blood at special ‘pop up’ centres that are staring to open across the capital.

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Never seen before faith group collaboration reaches the most vulnerable

St Paul’s Community Outreach Project, Tottenham in East London supports those most vulnerable as a result of the pandemic through itsfood and care pantry as well as through online help during lockdown.

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‘Restoration’ convalescence project – restoring lives during the pandemic

There is much we can do on a practical level to bring relief to the suffering. As such, I initiated a Convalescence Project called ‘Restoration’, which seeks to meet the needs of individuals recovering from the COVID-19 coronavirus, and those who are experiencing what scientists have identified as ‘Long COVID’*1.

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How do we grow from here? by M. Jasmyn Allen

he challenge many of us face is how to maintain our momentum and desire to develop. There are several examples we can call upon to illustrate that, once the honeymoon is over, keeping that momentum or spark can quickly deteriorate if we are not careful; continuous growth requires discipline.

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Overcoming Boredom by Obedience to God by Rev Stephen Brooks

Being bored during the national lockdown has challenged our sense of self, as people have looked for meaning in their day-to-day lives in the absence of the usual routine.

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Locked down, but not out by Gary Clayton

When lockdown restrictions were eased somewhat and we could once again go to church, I remember a friend saying: “I don’t want to go, because we’ll have to wear facemasks, can’t sing, and will have to leave as soon as the service is over.”

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