CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

LAST UPDATED: 23:57 19 MAR 2020

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“I love you LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.” (Psalm 18:1-2)
 
This is an update to let you know what is going on at church during the coronavirus season. You will appreciate that events are changing on a daily basis and so we are constantly having to reassess our response.
 
The government has now advised all non-urgent contact between people and has explicitly recommended that church meetings no longer happen. Therefore, we reluctantly are suspending all Sunday services and Community Groups for at least the next four weeks (until Sunday 12th April). We will review the situation again throughout this period.

Sunday Service

Last Sunday we announced that we were going to switch our Sunday services to Cheam Baptist Church at 2.30pm. That is no longer happening. Instead we plan to livestream the service.

We will be broadcasting at 10am on our brand new YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC03VxdzXMq4GdOYu9FKAe7g/

This means you can watch on any device with a web browser from wherever you are. Please leave 10 mins to get yourself setup to watch (laptops plugged into TVs or however you plan to do it) and make sure you have a Bible with you please.


The service will be available to watch later online for any who missed it live.

Community Groups

As we cannot meet as Community Groups, we suggest our groups meet using online tools. We particularly recommend Zoom Video Conferencing (https://zoom.us/). 

In times like this it is even more important that we love each other sincerely. The best way to do this is from within our Community Groups. So please do keep in touch with each other, pray for each other, encourage each other and serve each other. Please do let others know if you need help, especially if you are self-isolating. Soon you will be able to help them too. In this way we can share each other’s burdens.

If you are not in a group, would love to urge you to join one. Please email us to let us know.
 

Being a light to your neighbourhood

Please also try to be helpful to those who may be in need around you. There may be elderly people self-isolating. And the government has recommended any household that has the virus to all self-isolate for 14 days. As the nation grabs toilet rolls for themselves, let us be a light in a dark world, giving generously to all.
 
“let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)