We are overwhelmed by the way you have all embraced An Ordinary Office.
The time has come (sooner than we ever dreamed) to expand our offering.
Currently the day to day work on the project is being done voluntarily by Dave & Chris and funded from their own pockets. To expand the project in the way we envisage will put us under pressure in times of time and finances as some of the services we need will have to be bought in.
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Every Blessing, Dave & Chris
Print Version (£13)
5 copies (£60)
E-Book Version (£8)
Let me try and explain the objectives of this new daily online office.
There are several expressions of online church out there already,
some with regard to physical or intellectual accessibility,
others that are so specific to a particular disability
that they are in danger of simply becoming a ghetto
of that individuals disability.
What we are striving to envision is an online community
that brings together a cross section of the whole church,
not individual disabilities, not even all disabilities
but everyone of all abilities.
What we have learned from our presence on Twitter
is that so many people feel spiritually isolated,
that even when you use such online services as there are,
you have no sense of being part of a wider community.
People are looking to get something of the feeling of belonging
they would hope to receive if they were physically part of an
active church community.
To create such a community online is our dream.
What we are most definitely NOT trying to do is
create an online community for disabled people only.
It must become a space used by everyone if disabled people
are to feel truly integrated in to something bigger.
In order to achieve this we have written what we hope
are three simple yet hopefully inspiring liturgies,
morning, midday and night, they are available here
in clear print, video, audio and Makaton formats.
Your participation will be logged and counted so that you
will be able to see how many others have prayed that
session alongside you.
Each session has a short reflection, usually captioned video and ends with a
blessing which may be text, audio or video.
We welcome any comments regarding usability,
just drop us an email - email@example.com
Dave Lucas, Chris Suddes, 2019
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Many thanks for a helpful and fresh approach. And congratulationsMarion