What to Expect

What to Expect

Current worship service changes due to Covid-19 requirements

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 encouraging Bible-based sermons.

Sabbath School – begins 15 mins after our church service (usually about 11:30am). 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.

Covid Safe
All places of public worship are permitted to be open from this Sabbath (23 October which is a week earlier than expected) for everyone, the fully vaccinated, the partially vaccinated and the unvaccinated, subject to the Church following the COVID safety plan, which means…
  • Please stay home if you are unwell.
  • Masks must be worn by those 12 and over.
  • Signing in with the service NSW QR code.

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.gov.au/campaign/service-nsw-mobile-app

  • Social distancing – Maintain a distance of 1.5m from others.
  • Leave 3 seats between you and others (households can sit together).
  • The hall will be an overflow room when the church reaches capacity (as per the 4 sqm rule).

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.

  • Congregational singing is not permitted.
  • Up to 10 worship leaders are allowed to sing provided they are fully vaccinated.
  • Please also note, we will be opening the windows in the church to give adequate ventilation, therefore we ask if you could please keep the windows open.

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.

Offerings. If you would like to give there are two ways. Firstly, you can give online through the eGIVING website, and secondly, during the service, the deacons will walk down the aisles with the offering bag, 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.