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Latest updates

Below are the latest updates on how the coronavirus situation affects our church meetings. For our church family, we’ll also share key details via our church WhatsApp group.

January 2022

  • 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.
The pastor and leaders at DCF continue to discuss the coronavirus situation in our country and local area, and how we might respond best as a small church family. Below are five points we believe are important for us.

Perspective

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/

Prayer

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.

You can find out more about how to use this tool by clicking here. Whether or not you are part of our regular church family, you can listen to previous and new sermons online here.

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.

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