Thank you very much for working with us over the last 16 weeks. These are unprecedented times, but we’ve seen the blessings and favour of God over all our members. To God be all the praise and the glory!
We want to welcome you back to the physical gathering of the Church—starting this weekend (19th July 2020).
After reading through the Government guidelines and praying about it, we have made the following decisions for your safety and protection:
A.) To implement the Government Guidelines for Safe Use of Places of Worship. We believe that the guidelines are not only reasonable, but designed to keep us safe and give people the confidence to come back to Church. [Romans 13:1-5.]
B.) We are putting these guidelines in place to avoid being accused of public negligence and being sued or defamed if anything goes wrong. Our insurance can be nullified if we are found to be wilfully negligent in protecting the public; since our building is a Public space. [2 Corinthians 2:11.]
Here is the list of things we are implementing (based on the guidelines):
1. Covid-19 Risk Assessment (Done last week).
2. Keep our Services short (i.e. about an hour).
3. Encourage Social distancing, Hand sanitising & Face covering (as much as possible).
4. Discourage loud singing, loud praying or shouting.
5. Not share common items like microphones, pens, cups, etc.
6. Encourage you to keep giving Online or directly to the Bank. (If you still wish to give cheques or cash, we will be happy to accept it, but it will not be paid into our account for 48 hours.)
7. Ask you to register every time you plan to be in Church—to help us prepare for the numbers coming. It may also help us know who was in Church, if there is a need to ask people to isolate.
NOTE: *Your data will only be shared for Test & Trace purposes, if you give us permission to do so when you register (re. Data Protection).
Finally, I want to advice everyone to be very discerning as rumours, fake news, conspiracies, half-truths, lies and speculations are being passed around on Social media.
Many of these stories are dangerous because:
a.) They plant fear and anxiety into people’s hearts.
b.) They glorify Satan and his kingdom, not God.
c.) They harm the Church & the Kingdom of God, especially when we pass them around to other believers.
Let’s do what the Bible commands us to do in Ephesians 4:29-30…
“Let everything you say (post, share, tweet, blogg, etc...) be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live.”
Pastors Tony & Shola Peters
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