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2020 Vision

Statement

'Pleased to meet you Helpline'

Instructions on joining Zoom Services

Bank Details/Church Offerings and Tithes information.

Ways in which we can continue to give.

Domestic Abuse 

and other Help lines

in times of need

Back in 2017 God gave our church a vision and mission for 2020, a reason to serve our community in new and innovative ways and most importantly to introduce the people of Coseley to the love of Jesus Christ.  

When people experience God's love for them the Kingdom increases, not in borders because there are none, but in the reach of God's hands; the hands that you and I have opportunities to be. There is no better opportunity to be God's hands than now, a time of fear for many, a time where optimism seems pointless and where there seems no alternative but to step back from life.  As a church we understand the absolute need to pay close attention to the will of our Government, and to take the lead in abiding by all the rules set in place for the safety of all.  But, in paying attention and behaving in the correct ways we can still affect our community positively.  Many of us have already been volunteering to be 'telephone friends', we have been deliverers of shopping and medicines.  In many ways, with the new skills we have now learned, be they practical, technical and creative, God has prepared us better than we could have imagined to carry out His 2020Vision to its best potential.  The vision stands; it may well be true that we cannot hold the tent mission we would have so been blessed to do, but that was always an add on to the vision of community engagement, and we trust always God's wisdom in the outcome of things.  

So in this knowledge, now is the time to think of all we have learned, and our current situation and plan accordingly for how  we can best serve the people of Coseley for 20 days, beginning on July 8th.  Always considering everyones safety and following correct guidance, lets have your ideas and skills become action and play a part in the extension of The Kingdom.

'Pleased to meet you' Helpline for isolated people

 

Dudley Council are promoting their 'Pleased to meet you' helpline on 01384 812761 where the Enabling Community Support Team as part of Adult social care can chat or find out about help in the local area. This will include help with arranging for delivery of emergency food and medication supplies or other essential daily living supplies, to be dropped off at peoples homes. For more information about Enabling Community Support call the number or email communitysupportserve@dudley.gov.uk

Instructions on how to join our online 'Zoom' Church Service

Sunday Mornings @10.30am

Through the covid-19 pandemic we will be conducting our Sunday services electronically via the Zoom platform. This system is very simple to use and can be accessed online or by phone. As usual, our Sunday services will begin at 10:30am but you will be able to join from 10:00am  Please Note - You will need to be logged on prior to 10:30 as access closes at the start of the service time.

 

Joining Online

To join our services online, simply follow this link: https://zoom.us/j/9926382728 

The link is the same for all of our meetings. 

Zoom should open in your browser, but if not try downloading/installing the app and then try the link again.

The system runs through your computer’s audio system so headsets are not required.

As general advice for those joining online; try to avoid anything in the background which might use up your bandwidth e.g. if someone else in the house is using a streaming service you might find your connection to Zoom a little slow. 

 

Joining by Phone

If you prefer to join us by phone you can do so by phoning: 0330 088 5830

The call will be answered automatically, and you will be asked to enter the 'meeting ID' 

The meeting ID is: 9926382728  followed by the “#” key.

As with the link, use this same ID for all meetings. 

Please keep in mind that phone-ins will appear on your phone bill and be charged in the usual way for landline calls. This means that if you have a contract with inclusive minutes, the call will use up your minutes in the same way as any other call. If you use a landline or pay-as-you-go mobile you will be billed at the standard rate for landline numbers in the same way as any other call.

 

In the Meeting

On entering the meeting you will be put into a virtual ‘waiting room’ with a message that a host needs to add you into the meeting. The hosts will get an alert that you are in the waiting room and will add you into the main ‘room’ from there.

 

The audio and camera of everyone in the meeting except the speaker leading the service will be disabled. This means that everyone will see and hear the speaker, but you will not be able to see or hear anyone else and neither the other participants nor the speaker will be able to see or hear you. This is to avoid background noise affecting the entire meeting.

 

Having said that, at the start of the meeting we may briefly activate your audio and camera so you can confirm that you can see and hear the meeting. This may seem something like a school register!

 

In the near future we hope to use the breakout rooms feature to allow members to socialise and pray together via Zoom, but we are starting simple and building up as we all get used to using Zoom. Watch this space for further details for this.

 

 

Bank Details/Church Tithes and Offerings Information

'Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine' Proverbs 3:9-10

An aspect of our worship to consider is the importance of how and why we make our offerings.  Our desire to give of our first fruits to the storehouse can be impeded by a lack of convenience, and yet the word of God compels us continue where there is a way.  A dangerous mistake for any Christian is to believe that our giving is somehow an unhappy duty, rather than a joyous sacrifice in the knowledge that God has provided for us first and that all we are doing is honouring Him by submitting willingly to our inherent need to contribute to His Church.  

 

There are currently three ways that we can continue to make our tithes and offerings.  Please take note of the details of Gift Aid giving.  This is a hugely important step where we can make a real difference if we are a tax payer.

Firstly, below are the details of the church bank account for all who would like to send a one off BACS payment or set up a standing order.

It is by far the easiest and most convenient way to pay your offering on a regular basis. If you bank online, you can easily set this up and control everything yourself.

Where you do not bank online all the details you will need to give to your bank are listed below.

For anything you don't understand please get in touch with Emma Campbell who will be able to answer any questions you may have.

 

Standing orders are completely controlled by you and can be cancelled or amended at any time. Additionally, all payments are totally private arrangements and NEVER discussed at any church meetings.

 

The details you'll need for both of these transactions are....

 

Account Name: New Hope Baptist Church 

Nat West Bank

Sort Code: 60 07 06

Account Number: 40778061

Gift Aid

Gift Aid is a scheme which allows charities to claim from HMRC, the basic rate of tax their donors have paid. Gift Aid increases the value of donations by 25%, so it means even more money goes to the causes you care about – and it won't cost you extra.

If you have completed a gift aid form for the church and are a tax payer can you please add your name in the payment description to keep for evidence of Gift Aid Giving. 

 

Secondly, at the bottom of every page on this website is a 'donate' button where we can pay your tithes by way of PayPal.  This can be a convenient way, particularly where we have an email account.  If you do not already have the facility of PayPal it its easy and convenient to set it up on any of your devices.

Thirdly, where you would only make your offerings in cash, I would suggest that you set aside at your usual intervals, the amount you choose to give.  We will eventually return to a normality where you will be able to pass this on to our church treasurer.  Again, if you do this please give attention to the Gift Aid scheme.

Domestic abuse and other helplines in times of need

 

Restored [Christian Organisation for Domestic Abuse and support for churches] www.restoredrelationships.org

Tel 020 3906 3922

Domestic abuse Helpline  - www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk  Tel 0808 2000 247

Black Country Women's Aid - www.blackcountrywomensaid.co.uk  Tel Mon- Fri  9-5pm 0121 553 0090

24 hours help 0121 552 6448

Dudley Domestic abuse single point of contact [SPOC] www.dudleysafeandsound.org Tel 01384 455411

NSPCC  - www.nspcc.org.uk  18 or under Tel Childline 0800 1111

To report a concern email help@nspcc.org.uk  Tel 0808 800 5000

Mind [Mental health support] - www.mind.org.uk - email info@mind.org.uk info line 0300 123 3393

Living Life To The Full [Mental health resources including online support] www.llttf.com

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These are some of the charities we support, click the links below to take a look! 

https://sga.org.uk/

http://www.releaseinternational.org/

http://www.chadd.org.uk/ 

The Hope Project website link: 

www.thehopeprojectcoseley.org.uk

Charity Number XN52276