We are meeting back together! However we have made a number of changes to keep everyone safe and to fit in with COVID Safely plan. Here is an overview of these changes:
Church Services – now start at 10am each Saturday. These feature a variety of people leading out in prayer, singing, and an encouraging Bible-based sermon.
Sabbath School – begins 15 mins after our church service (usually about 11:15am). For the kids this involves fun and interactive Bible based activities. For the adults this is a combined Bible study discussion or a small group Bible study.
Masks must be worn
The NSW Government has announced masks are mandatory in all places of worship in the Greater Sydney region (including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong). Therefore we ask anyone over the age of 12 must wear a mask when worshiping with us,
Physical distancing and hall overflow. Due to Covid-19 we are restricted in how many people we can have worshiping together in our building (you’ve probably heard about the “four metre square rule” and the “1.5m rule)”. When you find a seat in our services we ask that you leave three empty chairs between you and the person next to you (households can sit together). As you can imagine, this limits how many people can fit together at once. Those who arrive after our main space becomes full will be directed to our overflow area in our hall (other side of the foyer). We have a video-link between these two rooms so you will still be able to hear and see all that is happening.
Recording of contact information via our QR code. When you arrive, you will be required to provide your name and contact details at the door via our QR code. This is a legal requirement and it will be used for contact tracing if needed.
There are multiple QR codes around the foyer as you enter. When you scan the new code you will be directed to the Service NSW website where you can fill in your and your families details OR if you have the Service NSW app installed on your phone, the app will remember your details for easy sign in each time you visit. The state government recommends that all residents install the Service NSW app to improve accuracy of provided information.
For more info on the Service NSW app click here: https://www.service.nsw.
A laptop and paper sheet will also be available for manual sign-in for those without smart phones.
Live-stream. For those who are unable to attend in person we have a live-stream option. The live stream covers both our main service and our combined adults Sabbath School lesson. The live stream can be found on our YouTube channel.
Singing. Sadly, we are not currently able to have congregational singing. We do still have worship music and special items as part of our programs. However, we ask that you would listen and sing in your hearts.
Offerings. We are not currently collecting up offering during our services. There are two ways you can still give. Firstly, you can give online through the eGIVING website. Secondly, we have an offering box in the foyer if you would prefer to give in person.
Thank you for taking the time to understand our new ways of worshiping together. We look forward to meeting you.