Coronavirus (COVID-19) Latest Update (Issued on 17th March)
Dear Church Family,
Following the latest announcements from the government we will be postponing the Gateway Conference and shifting our Sunday morning and evening services to our Church Online platform, until further notice. We believe that it is important that we honour what is being advised and follow these guidelines in the campaign to protect people and ultimately overcome the coronavirus.
During this time of uncertainty, let’s continue to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, stay in faith and stay safe. Let’s continue to pray for all those affected and ‘with wisdom’, and reach out to those in need. Whilst big changes are occurring, the mission remains the same. We are here to: Love God (heart, soul, mind, strength), Reach Out (locally, nationally and globally), and Serve people (following the example of Christ).
Please note that the Church building will be temporarily closed, and all activities during the week cancelled, or shifting to an online alternative. The staff will still be working behind the scenes and are here for you. Please do stay connected with us and let us know if there’s anything we can do to support. We don’t want anyone to feel on their own. You can email our office via firstname.lastname@example.org or message us through Facebook or Instagram.
Further Guidance and Some Encouragement:
In the midst of things shutting down, mass changes and challenges, be encouraged to grow closer in your relationship with God through reading and meditating the Bible, and spending time talking to the Lord in prayer.
You can take advantage of wonderful resources like the ‘YouVersion Bible App’ which you can freely download to your smart phone or tablet. There you can choose some hope-filled daily reading plans which you may want to join in with others. It’s a fantastic way to get stuck into the Word of God and connect with others.
Connect with us & one another Online:
We will also be providing some opportunities to connect with us through some online prayer gatherings, on top of the Sunday morning and evening services. You’ll be able to access Sundays by clicking ‘Watch Live’ on our website or using the following link: http://churchonline.myclc.org.uk/ More details to follow.
Want to join us in helping others?
If you are willing to get involved with offering support to others through phone conversations, prayer, practical help and also volunteering with our online production, please do get in touch and let us know what you can offer and what your availability is.
Finally, if you are self-isolating out of precaution or have symptoms of coronavirus, please do let us know so we can best pray for and seek to support you.
God bless and much love,
Pastor Daniel (on behalf of the Senior Leadership Team)