Tuesday, 12 February 2019

PLANNING FOR THIS YEAR'S WHIT WALK


 Organisers were delighted that 40 people turned up for the initial planning meeting for this year's Whit Walk.  Such is the heart of the church in Chesterfield to make this event a terrific witness to our Saviour.  Many ideas were put forward to make this the best procession of witness ever.  We want it to be joyful, full of bright colours and music - a true reflection of the abundant life we have in Jesus.  If you missed the meeting and would like your church to be involved this year contact Chris with your details so that you can be kept in the loop.


Could your church music group get involved?  We need more music!  Playing and singing on the back of a lorry is an experience that awaits. If you have never tried it how about giving it a go?

Could your Sunday School, Messy Church, Youth Group get involved in producing a walking tableau demonstrating what Jesus means to them?  It can be a lot of fun and a good team building exercise to work together on a project.

Please encourage everyone you know to get involved.  This will be the 169th consecutive year that we have had occasion to witness in this way.  Help us to make the most of this opportunity.

ctownsenduk@aol.com


HALF TERM HOLIDAY FUN


JOB VACANCY

Derbyshire Voluntary Action Connect 2 Self Care vacancy
 
Are you a dynamic community worker with a real asset-based approach to tackling loneliness and social isolation?
Can you make a real and long-lasting difference to the lives of people living in Chesterfield? 
Are you passionate about creating positive opportunities for people? 
If so, we want to hear from you!
 
The Connect to Self Care Service (C2SC)* will support clients who are lonely, isolated or are at risk of developing, or living with a long-term health condition. This unique service will work holistically to increase people’s social and physical activity; and help increase emotional and practical support within the community of Chesterfield. The C2SC team will work as part of an integrated system to improve people’s social connectivity, health and wellbeing. The service will also enable GPs and other health and care professionals to connect their patients to a range of non-clinical and community support services.
*Connect to Self Care (C2SC) Chesterfield is an enhanced social prescribing and self-care service, which includes:
1.         Community Navigators - based in the community, providing social prescribing support in local hubs and GP practices and face-to-face support to individuals to access social, community and voluntary services.  
2.         Social Connectors (volunteers) - provide support by directly assisting clients to engage with existing community activity and identifying opportunities for community-based social contact. Supported and managed by a Community Coordinator.
3.         A Support and Outcomes Officer.
 
The Community Coordinator will be passionate about reducing loneliness and isolation, increasing physical activity, building resilience, increasing financial stability and supporting the development of social networks.  They will do this by recruiting local people to a team of volunteer Social Connectors, and support them to change lives by making best use of their personal qualities, skills and experience to inspire and support local people to achieve their goals.
This post is subject to an enhanced level DBS check. 

Contact below for application pack:
Derbyshire Voluntary Action
Offices 2a - 2c, The Market Hall
Chesterfield, England S40 1AR
United Kingdom
01246 555908
info@dva.org.uk

 
Closing date for applications: 12.30pm Friday 1st March
Interview date: Monday 11th March

PATHWAYS FOLK NIGHT


REFLECTION AND CELEBRATION OF LIFE


Reflection and Celebration of Life 

We wish to invite you to the Reflection and Celebration of Life event
on Wednesday 27th February 2019 at 6.00pm
at the Crooked Spire, Church of St Mary and All Saints, Church Way, Chesterfield S40 1XJ

Names of victims of over 100 victims who have died of asbestos related diseases from the East Midlands will be projected onto the Archway of the “Crooked Spire” as a poignant remembrance and awareness-raising event.

Following the projection, there will be a reflection in the Crooked Spire, with speeches, poems and music.

Refreshments will be served.

Nearest Car Parks are • Best Car park St Mary's Gate, Chesterfield S41 7TJ – the Crooked Spire is opposite this car park. • Alternative Spa Lane Car Park, Chesterfield S41 7XB

Please send completed Booking Form to DAST, 34 Glumangate, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 1TX. Alternatively you can email us at joanne.gordon@asbestossupport.co.uk or call us on 01246 380415 to let us know you are coming

The event has been sponsored with thanks to UNISON, UNITE, GMB and FBU

TAIZE STYLE SERVICE


TAIZÉ EVENING PRAYER 


The Presentation of our Lord in the Temple Sunday 17th February 6.30pm
at Hasland Methodist Church



Thursday, 31 January 2019

JOB VACANCY


JOB VACANCIES

Recruiting Apply now! Deadline for applications midday 31st January
Derby City Mission's 'SAFE SPACE'
Derby City Mission is recruiting for ‘Safe Space’, a new initiative providing a place where we will welcome a cohort of ‘known’ entrenched rough sleepers and encourage engagement to address the causes of their homelessness and seek positive change.  We believe in providing a high quality service to our homeless guests, many of whom have a range of support needs such as alcohol/drug dependency and mental health issues, based on a Christian ethos of love and compassion.

Safe space will operate from one central location 7 days a week, 24 hours a day covered by various shift rotations and, as Derby City Mission employees, you will be working in partnership with two other key agencies in the city who also value this vulnerable people group.
Roles available
There are different roles available and you can access all the details of each role, including responsibilities and pay by clicking on the links below:
application form for all roles 
To apply for any of the roles, you can access our standard application form by clicking on the link below:
Next Steps
Key Dates
  • Application closing date: 31 January 2019 12pm
  • Expected Interview dates: 6 & 7 February 2019
  • Initial mandatory training date: 1-2 days week commencing 25 February 2019*
* We appreciate that you may still be serving your notice period, please inform us at interview
Phil
Phil Morton
Head of Relief of Poverty
Derby City Mission Limited
25 Charnwood Street, Derby, DE1 2GU
Tel - 01332 460346
Mobile - 07870 737183

MEN'S BREAKFAST

Men's Breakfast - Saturday, 16 February - 'Welcome at the Table'
Our speaker at the next Men's Breakfast at Central Methodist Church, Salergate on Saturday 16 February at 8.30 am will be Ian White who will update us on some of the Micah 6:8 projects providing practical support for the peoples of the Middle East. Ian will have some Micah 6:8 olive wood materials for sale.  
Please come along to enjoy cooked breakfast and a friendly welcome.
It would be helpful, but not essential, for catering purposes to notify Brian Offiler (01246 234707; brian.offiler@btinternet.com) if you are planning to come. We look forward to seeing you.

HELP WITH CHRISTIAN AID COLLECTION

There is to be a collection on behalf of Christian Aid on 22nd February 8am to 6pm at Tesco Extra (by Chesterfield Football Ground). Volunteers are sought for one hour/2 hour shifts. If you can help please could you contact the organisers, Graham or Alison Wells, at wells_g1@sky.com  or 01246 566257.