Dear Church family,
In light of the recent developments and government recommendations regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the elders met last night (17th March) to discuss the way forward as a church. As a result, we have come to the difficult decision to suspend all church services and ministries for the foreseeable future. We make this decision with a heavy heart, but also with incredible confidence in our sovereign and faithful God.
We may not be able to physically meet together in our church building, but we are putting measures in place that will allow us to maintain spiritual engagement with one another. From Sunday 22nd March, we will be meeting together online from 11am. Therefore we want to encourage you to gather as a family to study God’s Word together. Details on how to connect to these online services will be shared within the next few days. Alongside this, each Sunday sermon will be uploaded to our website. We understand that not everyone has access to the Internet. And so in view of this, there’ll be the option to receive Sunday sermons on CD.
While social distancing is being encouraged by the government, unfortunately there’ll be no pastoral visitation for the foreseeable future. However this doesn’t mean that you’re on your own. Not only will the pastor and the elders keep in regular contact with you via the telephone, but we also want to encourage our church family to keep in contact with each other through the various different means available to us.
We also want to ensure that the elderly and vulnerable in our fellowship are taken care of during this uncertain time. Again, the elders will be in regular contact over the telephone and we want you to know that we’re here to serve you whatever way we can. And so if you need any essential items or prescriptions collected, please get in contact with us.
In moments like this, it’s tempting to let fear creep in on us. But it’s imperative that we dispel all fear with the truth of God’s Word. Circumstances in our world might be constantly changing, but our God is unchanging – He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. And so let’s keep our eyes fixed upon Him. We’re told in Psalm 46 – ‘Be still, and know that I am God’ (v. 10). May this time of isolation draw us closer to God as a church family.