Return to Gatherings

Return to Gatherings

UPDATE: Since the most recent lockdown finished this week, we are able to have a service this coming Sunday with some restrictions. The most limiting of these are the need to wear masks during the service, and changes to gathering sizes. However, we will meet this Sunday under the following guidelines:

  • Time: 9:30am Every Sunday. Please try and come by 9:15am so that the service can begin as close to 9:30 as possible
  • Service: 50 people are able to meet in our main church auditorium. Another 30 in the downstairs hall where there will be a video link. If needed we can make an overflow area in the upstairs hall available for up to 50 people. Please move to one of these rooms on arrival
  • Singing: Due to the need to wear masks at all times indoors, we will not sing this Sunday in order to reduce the amount of time sitting with a mask on. This is sad, but we hope it will only one service before we can return to normal
  • Children: Those under 12 are not required to wear masks. Activity tables are available in the downstairs hall during the sermon. This room is air-conditioned and the sermon is broadcast on a TV so parents can tune in
  • COVID precautions: there will be a check-in on arrival where we will log names for contact tracing via QR code and hand sanitiser will be available. It is important for us to maintain an appropriate distance from one another and appropriate greetings.  Also, if you are unwell, please stay home for the benefit of others in the congregation
  • After service: We cannot serve morning tea food.  We can serve takeaway coffees.  We are not supposed to mill around together for too long 

Each week we need helpers for some of the jobs below:

  • Saturday Pre-Service Clean – maybe 2-4 people
  • Sunday Post-Service Clean – again 2-4 people
  • Sunday Room steward – 2 people (be a point of contact in a designated room)

Please let Pastor Joe know if you can help with one of these jobs.