Events and Activities As the picture above describes, we’ve created a pop-up session of contemplative prayer, similar to the sessions that were run regularly in the 2020 lockdowns. Kim, our Assistant Minister, will lead 30 minutes of guided reflection and prayer to bring a sense of peace to our current lockdown experience. The Zoom link is available to those who email the church office or you can call the vicar or Kim for more details. This pop-up session online is one of many that we have ready to go in the coming weeks as part of our “Connect” theme from August to December. “Connect” is the theme of the new short-term vision/action plan at St Michaels North Carlton between August and December. As the graphic above illustrates, when lockdowns are prevalent and isolation and disconnection is the conversation on everyone’s lips, we recommend following the many encouragements in Scripture to intentionally create and sustain community. During this period, watch out for pop-up events of different kind, both online and face-to-face (when permitted) from time to time. We also encourage our church members to use every means available in these times of restrictions to connect with each other to care and build a stronger sense of community and faith.