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News of events happening around our local area, and further afield

Page updated: 18th September 2020

Refresh Newsletter
Please download the next Refresh newsletter with up to date news of all that has been going on over the past couple of months.

Refresh Praise
A new time of praise and prayer will be starting at the end of this month. Join us on zoom to sing God's praise and pray for God's kingdom to come in Weymouth and Portland. The link is below. You will be able to join from 6.4 5pm and we will begin at  7 pm.
Topic: Nick Clarke's Zoom Meeting
Time: Sep 27, 2020 07:00 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 858 555 9812
Passcode: Refresh

Keep in Touch
Please find attached an advert for a part-time job for Refresh on the above project which is 
addressing the isolation and loneliness that many are struggling with at the moment. Please could you circulate this to your church members and publicise in all the ways that you are able to.

As you will be aware the Refresh CAP Debt Centre has changed. The new manager is Claire Atkins and the debt centre coaches are Tracey Gillespie (Weymouth) and Dave Farmer (Portland). The message below comes from the CAP team.
We at CAP have been thinking of how we can help Sally when she is away in Hawaii. We have decided that as she is going as a volunteer and not being paid we are going to ask if anyone would like to donate between £2.50 and £5 a month. We were thinking this would be petty cash for her, so when she goes to the shops with friends, she will be able to pay for a drink or a piece of fruit. We wanted to ask if you would pass these details on to anyone you thought might like to get involved. These donations will go into the Refresh bank account so they can be Gift Aided and Neil will transfer some money each month. Pledges of donations have already been received so we can support Sally for the next 2 years. Refresh account: Sort Code: 40-52-40. Acc No: 00024505, reference Sally. 
Many thanks.

Healing Rooms
Since Healing Rooms can no longer operate with face to face contact as we had been doing , we have investigated running this Ministry via Zoom.
We have had some trial sessions with team members and are now opening to the public from Monday 21st September.  We are trying to get this message out to those who may benefit from having Healing Prayers spoken over them and would be obliged if you could bring this to the attention of everyone involved with Refresh.  Team members who were previously part of the group meeting on Wednesdays at St. Aldhelms Church and also some who were on the team at 'Costa Coffee Shop' in Dorchester are taking part.  I am sending a 'flyer' which gives details of how people can get access to the log in codes for this Ministry.

Help and Care
Help and Care works in partnership with Dorset Mental Health Forum and Dorset Healthcare University. Please find attached a flier which explains more about what this organisation does.

Many thanks

Cherry Clarke

Co-ordinator for REFRESH 
The Church of Weymouth and Portland in Action
Mob: 07514 114680