Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
The writer of Ecclesiastes, reflecting on life and its meaninglessness without God, talks about the different seasons in life. He says, 'There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven...a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain...' (Ecc 3:3-5). Without doubt we are in a new and very different season.
In keeping with government guidelines we will no longer be gathering together in the Church building on a Sunday morning for the foreseeable future but we will continue to interact and meet in other ways. So some immediate actions that we have taken are:
To continue our Sunday service on online via Facebook. For those who don't have Facebook, we will upload the sermon here or a physical copy can be delivered (please fill in the form to request a physical copy). The sermon will be streamed on our Facebook page at 10:30am every Sunday, we are hoping to develop this format further in the future.
A new and updated address book is being drafted for all those who want to be in it. The purpose behind this is to encourage one another to keep in touch and to ensure that everyone is cared for.
To help keep us up to date please can you fill in the contact form here.
We have created a 'WhatsApp' messaging group. Again it is another and really excellent way to keep in touch, send encouraging texts, bible verses, and engage in a bit of online chat.
To be added to this group please fill in the contact form here and state that you would like to be added in the 'Comments' box.
The purpose of all this is that we stay connected. Lest we forget, church is not a building, it is people (us), those of all ages, all ethnic backgrounds, the have's and the have-nots, sinner and saint alike. It is doing church in a way that is very much 'outside the box' BUT that I think could actually serve to strengthen our bonds and build new links into our communities.
We appreciate that this is a big change and involves technology so if you need any help setting up or have any questions please contact us.