We are all aware that we are in strange times due to the Coronavirus outbreak – isolation, quarantine are all terms many of us have never been affected by before. But we must keep trusting our Lord – He holds the future in His hands. As a Diaconate, we feel it is necessary to make changes to the Church activities. We have prayed about this, discussed the situation to decide what we need to be doing to secure the well being of our congregation and community. Although we cannot guarantee nobody will be affected by the virus, we can ensure we do all we can to assist avoiding it.
Church will continue, albeit in a different way to normal, as we feel, on the recommendation of the Government and the Baptist Union, we should not meet together at all. This has not been an easy decision as we realise we will all miss the fellowship as well as the worship and teaching on these occasions. Jon is now recording his sermons each week and you will find the link to these on the Sunday Services page of this website.
We are also now setting up a ‘Zoom’ meeting each Friday morning at 11.00 am. Please e-mail Jon on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be included.
The Dave Scott-Morgan event will be postponed, maybe until next year.
Pastoral care will continue to be available but mainly by telephone rather than visiting. We are all vulnerable. Jon, is the only one on the Leadership team in the ‘under 70s’ age group so if you need to actually meet with somebody, please make Jon your first contact, whatever the need. If you just need to speak to somebody, please feel free to phone any of the Deacons. Please don’t live in solitude – communicate by telephone with each other – and your neighbours!
We do hope you will all realise our reluctance in making these decisions but we do feel they are a necessity to safeguard us all.
We will keep you updated with any further news.
“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!” (Ephesians 3 v 20-21)
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15 v 13)
Every blessing to you all.
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