- We are excited to be meeting in person for all our meetings, with the exception of our ladies Bible study, and our regular prayer meeting – both of which are meeting online only for non-Covid related reasons.
- All meetings are live streamed and can be joined online by regular members of our church family via Microsoft Teams, while recordings of our Sunday morning and evening Bible studies are made available on our web site.
As Corrie Ten Boom, survivor of the Ravensbrück concentration camp, said – “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God”.
We are living in challenging times, and there is uncertainty – but that doesn’t change the certainty which we had a month ago, still have today, and will have years from now. While things appear crazy down here, God is still on His throne. We recommend reading this article: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/cs-lewis-coronavirus/
1 Thessalonians 5:17 says “Pray without ceasing.” – and what better time to do that. There is much to pray for, but the lack of a commute to work or break in some of our other routines may also give us more opportunity. Pray for those in need, for the elderly and for those serving and leading our country.
So deep are our needs that until we are in heaven we must not cease to pray… the motto for this year must be, “Continue… in prayer.”Charles Spurgeon
Supporting each other
James 4:18 says “But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.”
We have great opportunity to support each other in practical ways, and to show our faith in action to those around us – to our neighbours, friends and family. Let’s also be mindful to call or contact those who may feel isolated and lonely at this time.
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.Galatians 6:10
We are able to meet online when needed
Christians should meet together in person, but we know that at times it is not prudent or possible to do so – either as individuals or as a nation. For this reason we have set up an online tool to allow us to meet together as a church family in such situations.
If you are feeling unwell
Please continue to follow medical and government advice, including but not limited to contacting 111 – but also please do not attend meetings in person when you are feeling unwell, for the safety and well-being of the whole church family.
If you have been exposed to or have contracted coronavirus, and have recently spent time with church family, please contact the pastor to let him know.