In light of the current circumstances around COVID 19, we have come to the difficult decision to cancel the Holiday Club for this summer. It would be very difficult to fully enable social distancing at the Holiday Club, and make sure that everyone is safe. We are very sorry for the disappointment this might cause - but we'll have one again next summer, and look forward to seeing the children again soon.
Due to the current situation caused by the coronavirus epidemic, we were not able to hold our Annual General Meeting for the past year as planned on 29 March. However, here we present to you the Reports & Accounts, and a budget for 2020. The minutes for last year's AGM can be found here. They will be approved as soon as we are able to meet again in person.
Firstly, we hope you are well. This is a little note about how we hope to help each other in this time of anxiety around COVID-19 (coronavirus).
If you are self-isolating, and would like any help (eg with getting shopping or prescriptions) or simply would like to talk to somebody, please get in touch (01620 811193). We have a team of people happy to help. Equally, if you would like to help our neighbours at this time, please also let me know. We are working closely with the Community Councils in this regard.
Our services are available on our websites on Sunday morning, for you to follow if you wish.
Sound recordings of the services are available on CD - if you would like to receive one, please get in touch with me or Paul Sales (01620 811260).
All of our planned events and meetings have now been postponed until the situation improves.
Helping more widely
If you do go to the shops, please consider getting an extra item for East Lothian Foodbank, who are struggling at this time to provide for those in need. Collection trolleys can for example be found in Tesco in Haddington.
We hope this is helpful - please do get in touch if you need any help and support.
We are invited to respond to the initial options and propose any others we would like considered, over the next few weeks. The timescale is very tight. To help us in this process, we'd like to hear the views of the congregation and the wider community, and invite you to join us for a consultation meeting on Thursday, 12 March, 7.30pm, in Humbie Village Hall.
This consultation is open to all who are interested, whether or not you are a member of the church, and we would warmly welcome views from within the church congregation, and the wider community. If you are unable to come along, you are also welcome to send us your views in writing, or to speak to Liz or Anikó.
Update 02.04.2020: We very much hope to be able to offer this Holiday Club, but this will of course depend on the current situation around the coronavirus epidemic. We will accept provisional bookings as planned from 13 April.
We look forward again to exploring these stories and learning about them with the help of Jenny's amazing creativity, Cressida's fantastic story telling, and Margo's wonderful snacks. All leaders are members of our Messy Church team, and PVG checked.
The Holiday Club is for children of primary school age, including those starting P1 after the holidays, and places are limited to twelve children. Registration for the Holiday Club will open on 13 April - a Booking Form can be found here.
We hope to see you there! In the meantime, you can have a look at what we got up to last year.