We've posted a lot less than we'd like to. Needless to say, everything is changing. The Coronavirus is causing massive disruption in the world around us and our team has been hard at work adjusting to new situations. Redeemer is making some exciting changes that we want to share with you. Our family is doing fine and well. More to come in the days ahead; simply a brief check-in for now...
Our family is doing well. We've all had a few moments of not feeling ourselves and various forms of being sick in the last couple of weeks. In fact, it seems like it was one bit after another of little episodes. As soon as our sleep started levelling back out the concern for Coronavirus began growing throughout Europe.
The kiddos had their last day at school yesterday and we had our first day of "West London Academy" today. Who knows how long the virus will actually disrupt school schedules. It seems like we're looking at a minimum of weeks and the potential of months "locked down." Everyone is in good spirits. We're riding the feeling it with the rest of humanity.
Lots more family updates coming in the days ahead.
Redeemer is moving our "gatherings" to various streaming platforms for the foreseeable future. We will have our Pub Chats on Tuesday nights, Community Groups on Wednesday nights, and The Redeemer Sessions will stream every Saturday at 3p (GMT). Wherever you are in the world, we'd love for you to tune in for a Redeemer Session. Thomas will give brief and encouraging talks to help us find hope and perspective in this new age of disruption and uncertainty.
If you're free tomorrow, Saturday 21 March, then please click this link a few minutes before 3 (London time). If you're on the East coast then you're checking in at 11, Central time for 10, and our Denver friends at 9, and for you guys in Portland it'd be 8am...on a Saturday. We think...are we doing this right? Now is also a good time to mention that we've never done this before and we don't really know what we're doing. Nevertheless, we're going for it. We'd love for you to tune in with us.
In addition to streaming the Sessions, we're also launching a new neighbourhood initiative called Care for Queen's Park. We're passing flyers through the doors over the weekend and trying to connect with people who are isolated. Our goal is to care for people however they need and in whatever ways we can. We share a little more about it on the website - we'd love for you to check it out.
We care about all peoples and especially the most vulnerable. Hopefully this will allow us to be a part of meeting real needs in the weeks ahead.
Again, we said we'd be brief. Simply wanted to check in. We're here, we're feeling it, and we're responding to it.
We'd love to see you tomorrow for The Redeemer Session.
More coming in a few days.
Thank you for being on this journey with us.