Great News everyone!
Our church board committee met on Monday night and agreed to reopen or church building starting Sabbath 20/6/20. However, it is important that we comply with a few stipulations from the state governement to ensure the containment of the virus. Please ensure you take notice of the posters that will displayed around the church building, and signs and aarows that need to be followed also. The following directives are below:
- Please stay home if you are sick or feeling unwell or are not comfortable to be around crowds because of contamination risks.
- You will need to register your details by writing on a provided register. This will only ask for name, contact number, and time in. This register is only for the sakes of keeping record of attendance in the case people will need to be contacted should there be a breakout of the Covid-19.
- There will be one entry and exit point. The front foyer will be the entry point, and the back door of the hall will be the exit point. (Please ensure you follow the directions of the aarows on the floor.)
- Follow the handwashing and sanitising procedures as outlined on the posters displayed.
- Please ensure you follow the instructions from the usher/deacon/deaconess who will direct the seating arrangements. This is so we can maintain the social distancing rule of 1.5m distance.
- You are welcome to bring lunch, but unfortunately it cannot be shared. Lunch must be BYO and EYO (Eat Your Own) at this point of time. (Although this weekend is a confence-wide fasting and prayer session)
I understand that our fellowship will be so unchurch-like, but unfortunately these are the steps we need to take so that we can open up our church building and our church mission. Our board meeting was very pleasant. We spent time in thanksgiving and also shared thoughts on how our Sabbath morning services maybe done differently for the sake of worship and mission and now that we know things can be done differently with modern technology. Perhaps spend some time in prayer and fasting this weekend to see what God wants for our church family in the city of Devonport. We are all navigating new ways of doing things. These current events are a stark reminder that we are on the verge of Jesus' return. At times like this it is easy to be overwhelmed but God's peopl are, "not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near." - Hebrews 10:25
Sabbath this week will be a Sabbath School meeting at 10am led by Pastor Ray. And a service at 11.30am which I will lead, but will ask you to participate. Make sure to bring your smart phones.
I look forward to seeing you all.
Pr David Leo