Coronavirus

Coronavirus Update – Saturday 27th March 2020

Identified FOUR key things going after: 

Praying against COVID-19

  1. Prayer Gatherings – Encounter Early Doors and Lock-In: Encounter Early Doors will happen by Whereby. Lock-in will probably go the same way. Early doors will happen in room 1 (https://ashfordvineyard.whereby.com/room1), Lock-in will happen in the small hall (https://ashfordvineyard.whereby.com/smallhall)
  2. Handwashing Prayer – The aim was that these would be distributed by the Wider Leaders, but there was a delay with the printing and further delay with the delivery, so there is a stash of these at The Warehouse if you are passing while out exercising.
  3. Days of Prayer (regular) – We’ll keep eye on any more national ones, if nothing coming then we’ll create another one for AV.

Helping people spiritually CG1,2&3

  1. Sundays Online – 9:30 going out live on Facebook! 40 mins of songs, encouragement and good news stories!
  2. All Groups – As many of our groups as possible going online for people to connect that way! Details will go on here and on our social media platforms too!
  3. Warehouse Open For Prayer – A chance to pray in The Warehouse is now for only one person at a time. The Warehouse is manned by two people (Mon-Fri 9-12:30) who will be there to answer calls and distribute food. We have a dedicated corner where someone could pray.
  4. ‘Say a Little Prayer’ Email & Phone Line – Email launches tomorrow (Sunday 29th). We would be honoured to have the chance to pray for you – for anything. Please just email in: sayalittleprayer@ashfordvineyard.org
  5. Daily Updates (via social media and YouTube) – These are being viewed by hundreds of people as we seek to encourage and strengthen people, reminding them that God is good, we will overcome this and we’re here to help.
  6. AV Kids Online Resources – There is an AV Kids Facebook group for parents where Chrissie (our Kids Team Leader) is sharing resources for parents to engage in fun activities at home.

Helping people practically IP2

  1. Warehouse open for Foodbank & Storehouse – Open Mon-Fri, 9-12:30pm Having many more callers than normal, 70 in the last week alone. 
    1. Could you donate some food at The Warehouse? If so, one of the team will come and take it from your boot. For more info: compassion@ashfordvineyard.org
    2. Could you prepare some extra meals and portion them up for us to keep in our freezers? If so, please email meals@ashfordvineyard.org
    3. Would you be able to go on our volunteer drivers list to deliver food to people in the community? Email admin@ashfordvineyard.org
       
  2. Viral Kindness Postcards – The aim was that these would be distributed by the Wider Leaders, but there was a delay with the printing and further delay with the delivery, so there is a stash of these at The Warehouse if you are passing while out exercising.
  3. Covid-19 Response Fund – We have received a generous donation from a member of AV to start up a Covid 19 response fund. This will be used to provide support to families who are struggling as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and fund much of the work we are doing to upscale Mummy’s Meals and the Foodbank.  If you would like to contribute financially to this in any way you can do so at https://donorbox.org/covid-19-response-fund
  4. Partnering With BIG (Believe, Inspire, Grow) – for daily positive posts on social media and ideas for families who have children at home during school closures.

Helping people emotionally HW1&2

  1. Daily Updates (via social media and YouTube) – These are being viewed by hundreds of people as we seek to encourage and strengthen people, reminding them that God is good and we will overcome this and we’re here to help.
  2. Partnering With BIG (Believe, Inspire, Grow) – for daily positive posts on social media and ideas for families who have children at home during school closures.
  3. Good News Stories – on social media/website as regularly as possible – Encourage people to share and repost!
  4. All Groups – As many of our gathering groups as possible are finding ways to connect online! Details will go on here and on our social media platforms too!

Services

We hold two services each Sunday:

9:30am & 11:30am

Sundays are an important part of the life of Ashford Vineyard. Not particularly because it’s a Sunday, but because it’s a chance for us to get together and spend time enjoying God together.

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