Today is the update for Good Friday.
Looking ahead to the weekend, there will be a Church At Home service for Easter Sunday but there is also a service for tonight Good Friday with a special guest taking part, Lee McAllister, who is no stranger to Burnside.
Offers of Help
Several people in the congregation have offered help. If you need groceries or prescriptions collected, grass cut or financial help or anything else there are a number of people willing to help, just get in touch with me and I will give you details.
Top 50 Worship Songs For Easter, a wonderful playlist which you can access on the free or the paid versions of Spotify
The Story Of Easter
Second in the series of Children’s animations - the Last Supper
I asked for hymn suggestions the other day, and I want to thank Frances for sending this one. Below is a YouTube link followed by the words.
I Do Not Know What Lies Ahead
1. I do not know what lies ahead,
The way I cannot see;
Yet One stands near to be my guide,
He'll show the way to me:
I know Who holds the future, And He'll guide me with his hand.
With God things don't just happen; Everything by Him is planned.
So as I face tomorrow, With its problems large and small,
I'll trust the God of miracles, Give to Him my all.
2. I do not know how many days
0f life are mine to spend;
But One who knows and cares for me
Will keep me to the end:
3. I do not know the course ahead,
What joys and griefs are there;
But One is near who fully knows,
I'll trust His loving care:
Delivery Of Food Parcels
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council are offering food parcels to people who meet a few critical criteria. Below is all the information about the scheme, if you know of anyone who fits the criteria and would benefit then the contact details are provided.
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council is working in partnership with the Department for Communities and Advice NI to deliver Food Boxes to the most vulnerable people within communities.
What will the service include?
A weekly service to deliver food boxes to extremely vulnerable people is being set up by the Department for Communities working along with Council. A box of mainly non-perishable goods will be delivered directly to the door of those who are eligible. The packages will include items such as tinned and dried food and soap alongside some fresh fruit and bread.
Who can access this service?
• If you have been notified to shield by their GPs and
• If you are in financial difficulty at the current time and cannot afford food
• If you are isolated, and do not have access to friends or family close by or access to another local support network.
• These boxes will also be available to those who are not shielding, but are in critical need of food.
How do I access the Food Parcel support for myself or others?
Please contact the;
COVID-19 Community Helpline Freephone Number on 0808 802 0020
You can also get in touch by email and text message:
• email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• text: ACTION to 81025
What happens after I call the Freephone Number for myself or others?
Someone will answer your call or email or they may call you back and take some further details, such as your name, address, Shielding Letter information and assess the need alongside the Health Trust. They will then refer you on the Council Co-ordination Hub, where Council will arrange to have a parcel delivered directly to you.
What if I have other additional needs?
If you need a prescription or other medical supplies collected please let the Helpline know so that these things can be arranged also.
As the service is rolled out, Council will adapt how best to work with our community and voluntary sector partners who are well placed to identify the most vulnerable people and can play a role in delivering packs also.
Please bear with us as we sort the logistics and we will be in touch with community groups shortly about this service.
In the meantime please refer anyone you feel may need assistance to the Covid-19 Helpline.