Hazelwell Church

Hazelwell Contact 2nd August 2020

29 Jul 2020 • Weekly Notices

Hazelwell Weekly Contact 2nd August 2020

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Prayers are requested for:-

Residents of Hazelwell Crescent & Fordhouse Lane.

Audrey Rickards who suffered a fall last Saturday and has dislocated her shoulder. She is currently in Queen Elisabeth Hospital

Matthew Cottrell and his family. Matthew remains in a coma in Japan following a bleed on his brain several weeks ago. Rehabilitation care is currently being sought.

All those in Yemen, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and other countries where Covid 19 continues to cause increasing numbers of deaths.

All those responsible for deep cleaning premises who are struggling with the effects of the chemicals they are using.

Return to Church

Moira and the JCC have been discussing the implications, new systems and new technology which needs to be put in place to facilitate the reopening of the church building for services. Due consideration will be given to risk assessments and we will take the time necessary to do this properly.

We are hoping to resume Sunday worship from the beginning of September- to be confirmed nearer the time.

Sunday Worship resources

There are broadcast Sunday services each week on radio & television as follows:-

Radio 4. 8.10am. Sunday Worship

BBC 1 1.15 pm. Songs of Praise

This week's Hazelwell 10.00am Family Worship service on Zoom will be led by Rev Moira Forbes

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News from the b30 Foodbank.                                                          

B30 Foodbank - w/e JULY 26th 2020The Foodbank is operating an Emergency Food Delivery Service from the Warehouse only for the period of the 

CV19 emergency.Cv19 Emergency - What's happening?As well as changing to a delivery service, we have increased the number of food parcels a client/family is eligible to receive. Our volunteers are now delivering food using their own vehicles to S and SW Postcodes B13, B14, B29, B30, B31, B32, B38, B45 and sometimes B47, B17 and B12. On Tuesdays and Fridays only

Last week we fed 100 (53 adults 47 children) on 44vouchers We received in 1077kgs in donations and we used 919 kgs of food

Urgently needed Smash (lots), rice pudding, tinned potato, tinned spaghetti, tinned fruit/puddings, custard, crisps, hot chocolate, single packed toothbrushes shampoo, deodorant, size 4 and 7 nappies, 

Lower in Stock fruit juice, tinned tomato, treats, tinned macaroni cheese, noodles, jam, squash.

Well stocked Not Required Currently

Baked beans, soup, pasta, rice, tea, coffee, fish, meat, vegetables, pasta sauce, biscuits, sanitary wear, shower gel, soap, toilet roll, bottled water, carrier bags .

Foodbank App. The app is updated weekly. Go to your app provider and download Foodbank Redemption Media and then open B30 .

Warehousing: B30 Foodbank Warehouse, is at 17 Castle Rd, Kings Norton Business Park, B30 3HZ. 2.00-4.00 on Tue and Friday.

Raising Funds

It is important that we remain solvent and unsurprisingly there are significant additional expenses to make a return to worship safe and compliant with guidelines (We are currently hoping to return to worship on September 6th.)

Some people have already set up standing orders to cover their regular giving and some are sending cheques to Peter. Both are greatly appreciated. If you have not made provision for regular giving and would like to do so, please contact Peter on 01214441663 to let him know.

Reflection from Moira


Matthew 14:13-21

Have you ever felt like you have little to offer? Or that what you can offer, just isn't enough?

Today we hear how Jesus turned what was effectively 5 fish rolls (5 loaves and 2 fish), into enough to feed well over 5000 people (they only bothered to count the men) with baskets of food left over.

What I see time and again in reading the Bible, is the amazing things that God does, with what seems very little. Even taking a small bunch of scared people on a locked room and growing the worldwide church from them.

Often we can feel like we have little to offer, or that what we have isn't good enough to offer, or even that what we have to offer might be rejected.

I wonder if the boy who donated lunch to the disciples, was thinking that way? It might be that he thought it was just the disciples who needed a bite to eat, and, well the rolls wouldn't go far, but it was something. So have gave what little he had to help meet the need that he saw.

That's often all that Jesus is asking us to do. But something amazing often happens when we do that; the little we can give, is transformed into abundance, by God.Whoever you are, you have things to give. You may not even always realise it. You may think you don't have anything that would help others. Yet in my experience, even those that others might write off, or turn their backs on, or exclude...are a wonderful gift to the church, sometimes just by their presence, and often in ways that they don't even realise.

The church (God's family) is inclusive: All are welcome, and each of us have important things that we bring to the church.

Now you may have had painful experiences of church, because people in the church have hurt you or rejected you. We get it wrong sometimes, even if we think we're doing the right thing. But God doesn't reject you. God loves you and God welcomes you into God's family. And God can transform whatever you choose to give to God (even if you fear that it's not enough) and transform it into something wonderful.>