LISTENING AT EMC:
**We hope to resume this service after lockdown**
Listening: a free service for everyone over 18 to speak confidentially to a trained listener about anything on their mind. Listeners do not offer advice, interrupt or judge.
Who are the listeners at Listening? Volunteers from Epsom Methodist Church. All listeners have completed listening training, mainly from Acorn Christian Healing Foundation. All listeners have been recruited and trained to best practice to ensure the safety of all visitors. They will be wearing purple aprons.
Why is Listening so important? Because we live in a world where people cry out ‘help no-one is listening to me.’ People often struggle to find someone who will give them the time and space to really listen to them. When people are listened to, they feel respected, valued, loved, significant, empowered, helped and affirmed. Listening is healing, hospitality, a form of prayer. The listener can pray with and for you.
Where and when is Listening? Roots on Tuesdays 10am to 1pm. No need to book - just turn up and someone will be on hand to talk to.
Can I volunteer at Listening ? Please contact Val Imms via the Church Office.
Loss and Bereavement Support Group 2-4pm Tuesdays
Major life-events such as loss of a job, a relationship, a home, health and a loved one have a huge impact on well-being. We want to reach out to those in the fellowship of our church and the Epsom community who are experiencing or have experienced loss and bereavement, to offer support, friendship and fellowship in a safe environment.
The Tuesday Drop-In is open from 2.30 to 4pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, located in the Roots area at EMC. The group will provide a safe and supportive space for listening and being heard, for friendship and fellowship. We will be responsive to need and able to ‘signpost’ useful services and organisations.
Please come. Feel free to bring a friend. We look forward to meeting you over tea and cake.
Please speak to one of the focus group below or leave a message with the EMC office (Tel 01372 728535) and we will contact you. You can also email us by clicking here and using the email contact form.
The focus group members are: Carol Stringer; Val Imms; Libby Fairweather; Lisa Halstead and Pauline Nott. If you would like to be involved in the support group, you will be very welcome. Please pray that we can provide a useful and supportive outreach and demonstrate God’s love for us all as we try to support one another.