Local Authority Christian Network 


To all Local Authority colleagues,
Can you believe it has been almost two months since our last Local Authority Networking call?! I am delighted to be inviting you to our next call, which is taking place on Wednesday 2nd December 5-6pm.  We would love you to join us, whether you are part of an active Christian Workplace Group or not.  We will share ideas, challenges and encouragements to help us in our faith at work. If you have other LA colleagues/ friends who would benefit from this event, please invite them along! The call details are below.
Date:  Wednesday 2nd December 

Time: 5-6pm

Where: on line via zoom https://zoom.us/j/95517357831
Meeting ID: 955 1735 7831

We thought it would be good to reflect on the past year of transitioning to largely working remotely, sharing the joys and more importantly challenges that our Christian Workplace Groups have faced.
We want to offer the opportunity to reflect on specific challenges, especially for some groups who may be struggling to meet through this extended time of restrictions during the response to COVID-19, offering practical ways to help and encourage your group.
Do you have any specific themes/ challenges which you feel would be useful to address? Ideas of topics could be overcoming 'zoom fatigue', keeping members engaged in the group, overcoming isolation/ maintaining mental wellbeing, support from the wider organisation etc. Please feel free to get in touch with me before the next meeting if you feel it would be good to bring to the meeting. These networking calls are still early in their development and we are really keen to make them as useful and fruitful as possible, so we are really open to ideas and feedback.
There is now also a WhatsApp group to support these calls, so we can all keep in touch between calls. If you would like to be added to the group, simply reply to this email with your number and I'll be happy to add you in.
Christmas ideas- a few weeks ago Transform Work UK had a networking call for people to share ideas around how to bless their organisations this Christmas, in no-doubt very different ways that we are all used to celebrating.  In case you are really struggling for ways your Christian Workplace Group can reach out, maybe these ideas can give you some inspiration!
Extra dates for the diary- We also have future networking calls planned on a quarterly basis. Here are the following dates:
Tuesday 9th March 2021 5-6pm
Thursday 3rd June 2021 5-6pm 
If you have any other queries about the networking call please don't hesitate to get in touch! 
Looking forward to seeing you all in December.
Warm wishes, 
Grace Gillen
Ambassador- Local Government 
Transform Work UK