With the help of one or two guest speakers, we will facilitate a conversation on a topic of interest to you, before opening the floor for each of you to share any stories, best-practices, or challenges you’ve faced. It’s an opportunity for each of you to share what you’ve learnt with others, and to glean wisdom and ideas from each other as you learn about what other members around the country are up to.
You’re likely facing many of the same challenges; why not see if anyone else has a solution!
Equipping places of worship to serve their communities.
We are focusing the next few Coffee House sessions on equipping places of worship to serve their communities on a number of faith practices that have been affected by COVID-19. This forms part of our Faith COVID Response project.
This sessions will look at meeting outdoors and in community centres.
Over the last six months, the government’s Places of Worship guidance has provided clear advice for those who worship within traditional faith buildings. But the guidance may be less clear for those who don’t meet in spaces considered to be traditional faith buildings, or those who want to meet in ways that allows them more space, freedom and protection than their faith building may allow by utilising outdoor spaces.
Many groups have come up with innovative ways to make use of these non-traditional spaces to worship in ways that fit with their traditions while still abiding by the current guidance.
Do you use a community space for your worshipping? Have you made use of outdoor spaces for worshipping or festivals? Come along and share your experiences or join us to find out more.