End of Year Letter from our DP!

Dear Fellow Members,

This photo of a dog jumping on the sand was one of the entries in our photographic competition, in the category ‘something that made me smile’. I wonder what has made you smile recently? Perhaps it was an unexpected caller that you were able to invite into your house, or that phone call asking, “How are you?”, or even a trip to a café or restaurant with friends.

We are all smiling at the thoughts of lockdown restrictions lifting and the prospect of being able to meet together again. At present groups of up to 50 can meet so long as we observe social distancing, but we are all eagerly awaiting the announcement that all restrictions are being removed. At the time of writing that should be 5th July.

For those of you who are a bit fearful of coming out to meetings again, let me assure you that your branch leader will have taken all necessary precautions, and you will be quite safe.

Meanwhile could I encourage you all to start planning your programmes for next season. Perhaps it would be an idea to start with some sort of outdoor activity, maybe a prayer walk. If you plan something different you will need to check your insurance.

I hope that Area Services will go ahead this year and I am looking forward to meeting with many of you there. We are also hoping that our autumn Council will be an ‘in person’ event.

Summer is upon us and I do hope you will be able to have a break whether a ‘staycation’ or a trip to one of the countries on the green list. Bob and I are eagerly looking forward to our trip to Edinburgh later this month, to celebrate Saoirse’s second birthday.

Can I leave you with the words of Psalm 92 verse 1 “It is a good thing to give thanks to the Lord and to sing praises to your name, O Most High.”

Wishing you God’s richest blessings

Sally x

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