Safeguarding Training – what is your status?

It is important that everyone’s Safeguarding status has not expired and is as up-dated as possible. Why?

  • most importantly, taking the well-being of others, especially vulnerable persons, with the utmost seriousness
  • with that, recognition of our own tendencies to pre-judge and make assumptions
  • the overall position of the Methodist Church – connexionally and locally – if (when) issues do arise
  • our qualification to hold office, exercise responsibility, & undertake tasks within the Church.

For most of us, this means undertaking updated Foundation Training; for some, advanced modules also.

If you are not clear about your current ‘status’ (level of training last undertaken & when), please check with Sue M-J.

There are still plenty places available on the Foundation training taking place online on Saturday 20th August from 10 am-1 pm.  Anyone required to complete or refresh with the Foundation Module should  sign up here

If online training is not possible or useful for you, please contact Sue M-J so other methods can be arranged.

Thanks from All We Can

The December newsletter reported the All We Can responses to the March 2021 fire in the Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar and the earthquake that shook Haiti in August 2021.

Read more about the work of All We Can.

All We Can update

The latest newsletter reports that, in addition to addressing the impact of Covid 19, the Methodist Relief and Development charity has continued its work with and to support communities addressing drought and water-supply issues in Zimbabwe; the rebuilding of Rohingya refugees’ homes after a fire in the Kutupalong Camp in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh; relief & rehabilitation from the August earthquake in Haiti; and restoration after cyclones’ devastation affected over 3 million people across southern Africa.

See the blog for more details and articles.

Christian Aid Week 10 – 16 May 2021

This climate crisis hurts us all. But people living in poverty fight the worst of it every day.
From drought to flooding, climate change robs people of control over their lives. Extreme weather means people like Rose are struggling to survive without a reliable source of water.

Your gift could help a community build an earth dam, so when the rains do come, they will have the water they need to live. A reliable source of water will help families withstand long drought or relentless rainstorms.

Make your donation online.