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StoriesFromGround

Stories from the Ground

 
This edition of our magazine has a focus on mental health and wellbeing. It seeks to acknowledge the really difficult situation we are in and recognise the pain, alongside offering hope as we look ahead.

The following stories from members of our Baptist family share reflections of the impact that the pandemic has had on their life and ministry.
 
Card Bereavement
Becoming a bereavement friendly church 
Judith Brashaw is Bereavement Team Co-ordinator, Oundle Baptist Church. More ...
Card Enabling
Enabling life in all its fullness 
West Lane Baptist Church has a small congregation – but plays an integral part in the life of the Yorkshire village in which it is based. More ...
Card I Cry
I cry out to God and ask: 'When will this end?'  
Working in a hospital during a pandemic has been overwhelming at times, writes NHS nurse and Baptist church member Kit Torres. But we try to hold on to God’s promises for us. More ...
Card Let help
Let your help come from knowing people’s needs 
Vania John-Baptiste is the minister of Underhill Baptist Church in north London, and a trained counsellor specialising in bereavement counselling. More ...
Card Our Pastoral
Our pastoral response is one of listening 
A reflection by hospital chaplain David Southall More ...
Card Reconnect
Reconnect with the world at your own pace 
Interview with Sandra Boden, counsellor at the Oak Tree Counselling Service. More ...
Card Big thing
The big thing is to get people to sense there is hope 
Colin Richards, Christians Against Poverty Debt Centre manager at Kirkintilloch Baptist Church, East Dunbartonshire, shares his experiences of the pandemic so far – and outlines what may be ahead. More ...
Card University
University challenges  
University students have had a hugely disrupted year. Joni Roberts and Josh Edah give an insight into their experiences in the pandemic. More ...
Card Alone
We are not alone 
Sheena Dykes and Dawn Hazell highlight a resource to help people to understand and share experiences of grief in the midst of Covid-19 More ...
Card Hope
We have to provide hope 
Parish nurses walk alongside those who are struggling in the communities they serve. How has the pandemic impacted their ministry, and what needs do they perceive as we move forward? More ...

For other articles from this edition, please see the Current edition section.
 
A printed copy of the magazine is being sent to each minister, church secretary and church treasurer and additional copies are available to purchase from our online shop.
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University students have had a hugely disrupted year. Joni Roberts and Josh Edah give an insight into their experiences in the pandemic.
Colin Richards, Christians Against Poverty Debt Centre manager at Kirkintilloch Baptist Church, East Dunbartonshire, shares his experiences of the pandemic so far – and outlines what may be ahead.
Judith Brashaw is Bereavement Team Co-ordinator, Oundle Baptist Church.
West Lane Baptist Church has a small congregation – but plays an integral part in the life of the Yorkshire village in which it is based.
Sheena Dykes and Dawn Hazell highlight a resource to help people to understand and share experiences of grief in the midst of Covid-19
Vania John-Baptiste is the minister of Underhill Baptist Church in north London, and a trained counsellor specialising in bereavement counselling.