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With Jesus at our centre and putting Him first in our lives, we seek to support parents and families as they bring up their children in the knowledge and love of Jesus. 



WAR IN UKRAINE IN THE NEWS 
There is some helpful news on the BBC Newsround website for children and young people who are upset by the news. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/13865002
 

 

Building Faith in the everyday...

WITH THE KITCHEN TABLE PROJECT
 

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Please find below some friendly and helpful information, practical tools and resources to support you and your family during this time from Care for the Family: 
Care for the Family

ARTICLE: HOME SCHOOLING AND WORKING FROM HOME:

https://www.careforthefamily.org.uk/family-life/covid-19-support-for-your-family


OTHER ARTICLES: 
 

Talking to our children about Covid 19: 
https://www.careforthefamily.org.uk/family-life/covid-19-support-for-your-family/parent-support/talking-to-our-children-about-covid-19
10 ways to nurture mental well being at home:
https://www.careforthefamily.org.uk/family-life/covid-19-support-for-your-family/mental-wellbeing

The ally next door 

https://www.careforthefamily.org.uk/family-life/covid-19-support-for-your-family/the-ally-next-door
5 Ways to make your weekends distinct:
https://www.careforthefamily.org.uk/family-life/covid-19-support-for-your-family/5-ways-to-make-your-weekends-distinct
Gratitude through uncertainty: 
https://www.careforthefamily.org.uk/family-life/covid-19-support-for-your-family/gratitude-through-uncertainty
6 ways to maintain routine whilst at home: 
https://www.careforthefamily.org.uk/family-life/covid-19-support-for-your-family/six-ways-to-maintain-routine-while-at-home
Tackling boredom at home:
https://www.careforthefamily.org.uk/family-life/covid-19-support-for-your-family/tackling-boredom-at-home
Keeping gaming healthy during isolation: 
https://www.careforthefamily.org.uk/family-life/covid-19-support-for-your-family/keeping-video-games-healthy-during-isolation


*Children and COVID-19 

Please find below some helpful information and resources for children struggling with STRESS and ANXIETY particularly at this time: 
NSPCC: Coronavirus, Safeguarding and child protection
https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/safeguarding-child-protection/coronavirus
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Hello everyone, 

With all the current news on the coronavirus, and in the face of such uncertain circumstances, there is a lot of fear in the world in which we live in today. Understandably, this is having an affect on our children and young people, many of whom are feeling afraid and anxious too. 

It is in no way our intention to interfere in parenting however, as part of a caring Christian community, we wanted to share some thoughts and comfort with you from a Christian perspective as you seek to help your children cope with this unprecedented situation. 
 
As Christians we are not immune to fear or anxiety either but the Bible is full of encouragement and advice on how to cope with our fears. It is right that we continue to follow the practical advice we are given in order to stay safe but here are some Bible verses that you might like to read with your children if they are feeling anxious or afraid and they might like to reflect on them particularly if they are having difficulty trying to go to sleep: 

 
Isaiah 41:10
Psalm 56:3
Philippians 4:6-7
John 14:27

When we are faced with such fears it is not always easy to trust in God, but when we are faced with difficult situations we have a choice. We can choose not to let the fear and anxiety rule our life or we can choose to reject the fear and anxiety. This isn't always easy but the more we practice the better we are likely to be. A Christian who experiences fear has not 'failed' but God has a better plan for our lives than living in that place of fear. Ultimately, our trust is in the Lord, and as church we are believing for continued health, protection and that this virus will pass quickly.   If at any time you do need to isolate, please let us know so that we can support you in practical ways. (Godly Wisdom from Urban Saints).

If any family has to isolate itself please do let us know so that we can help in practical ways. 

Love and blessings

Alex and Rupert.

 
 
WE ARE PROUD TO WORK WITH THE KITCHEN TABLE PROJECT AND CARE FOR THE FAMILY TO STRENGTHEN AND SUPPORT FAMILY LIFE

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