THE LIVING ROOMS PROJECT
By now you should have received a booklet in the post which provides details of our Living Rooms Redevelopment Project and how you can help with raising the funding through donations.
A copy of the booklet is also available here together with architects drawings and plans for the Project. Just click on the links below.
You may have questions / feedback and the Circuit Executive would encourage you to use the contact details on page 14 of the booklet to contact Victor Wilson (Tel. 07952168008 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Stephen McDonald (email@example.com) so these can be addressed.
NACN - MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS
Northern Area Community Network have compiled the following booklet;
Looking after your Mental Health while you stay at Home - Take 5 steps to Wellbeing and Activities
The 'Take 5 steps' refers to 5 areas in our everyday life;
Connect, Be Active, Take notice, Keep learning and Give;
So that even with just small steps we can have a big benefit on how we feel.
It is particularly effective because it helps us to think in practical ways of how we can help not only ourselves but others.
The booklet contains a list of very useful contacts and ideas, and a list of free online training and E learning resources which is a great way to engage with the Take 5 steps programme.
We can all take steps to safeguard and protect Good Mental Health.
Click here to access the booklet
The word ‘Mission’ means….
an important assignment given to a person or group of people;
the calling of Christianity to go out into the world and spread the good news of our faith;
a strongly felt aim, ambition, or calling.
The word ‘Outreach’ means to stretch out your arms.
What do we do in terms of mission and outreach?
We are called to go out into our community and stretch out our arms to spread the good news of our faith, to offer hope to those in need regardless of background or belief, and to provide a welcoming, vibrant and peaceful space in which everyone has a sense of belonging and can fulfil their potential.
In partnership with local community organisations we have established and strengthened the links and offered support to services and activities that already exist, including Woodvale Community Mental Health, Women’s Aid, The Inter Ethnic Forum, Mid and East Antrim Council, Northern Trust, Children’s Services, New Horizons, The Age Well Partnership and Ballymena Church Members’ Forum.
The church has established a link with the local Women’s Aid refuge, Children’s’ Contact Services, Woodvale Inspire Group, Children in Care Choir, Community Choir and Community Tea Dances. In addition, we regularly host meetings with the Inter Ethnic Forum and Asylum Seekers and Refugees.
We are currently awaiting planning approval to proceed with the construction of new two storey premises on the site of our old manse.
Our aim is to:
provide a safe, welcoming, flexible space open to all;
enable our partner agencies to deliver their programmes;
assist in the delivery of mental health focused programmes through our volunteer groups;
provide well-being activities for the benefit of the local community;
provide supported accommodation for vulnerable young adults.
Our new multipurpose building will house four self-contained apartments on the first floor to accommodate young people coming out of care. The ground floor will have a kitchen offering a communal social gathering space, an open multipurpose room, an intimate living room and a small counselling / prayer room. We aim to offer wellbeing activities, a centre for local events, a safe living space for vulnerable young people and a space for other agencies to interact with small groups and individuals within the local community.
The members of Ballymena Methodist Church are taking seriously the challenge of whole life discipleship and together we are moving out in new ways "To serve the Present Age".
Perhaps you are interested and feel you could support these ‘Living Rooms’ in some way, then please contact Elaine McDonald 07979 366030 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Tuesday Tea Dance
2:00 - 4:00pm
in the Church Hall
Every second Tuesday in the month
Cost £3 - includes Tea/Coffee
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