God is still on the throne. We trust completely in his perfect and sovereign will and we have faith that in such uncertain and worrying times we will see good. We want to leverage this moment for good and for the glory of God.
Given that the situation regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing rapidly around us and taking on board the recommendations of our governments, our Eldership team has met today to consider how we move forward as a church.
After much prayer, thought and discussion we have come to the difficult decision to move our Sunday gathering online, suspending all church activities until further notice.
This includes; prayer meeting, crèche, Tots, Sunday school, 659, Jam, Infinity, Catalyst, Hope Café, Monday Night Football, Baptist Women Fellowship, Walk 4 Life, Young @ Heart, Connect @ Corick and our nursing homes ministry.
We did not make this decision out of fear but filled with faith that God is going to use this for good. As we move online together we welcome the world to worship with us. Let’s pray that this move will reach those who we never dreamt we’d reach with the power of the Gospel.
For as long as we practice social distancing, we will not practice spiritual distancing. We are thankful that through technology we will be able to gather together, worship together, open God’s Word together, grow together and celebrate together in Christ Jesus.
We will gather together online every Sunday at 11.30am. We encourage you, just as you are in habit of attending physical church each week, that you join our gathering online each week.
We are working hard in the background to make this happen and will be bringing further updates and instructions in the coming days about how you will be able to access our online gathering. Further plans are being implemented to help those who are unable to connect with us online. We want everyone to have access to, and enjoy continued engagement with our worship services.
We see this peculiar season as an opportunity for us to establish new spiritual practices within our families. We see our gathering online as an opportunity for you and your children to come together within your home to worship. Let’s use our online gathering as a platform that establishes good habits of family worship in your home.
Children and Young People:
Church is family and we care for our children and young people. For them social distancing shouldn’t mean spiritual distancing either. Therefore, as an Eldership team we are working on ways that they can engage in good spiritual practices and we will be informing you in the coming days about how we plan for this to happen.
For the foreseeable future Pastor David Kimber and Pastor John Birnie will not be carrying out any pastoral visitation. However, they will be in touch and available to you by phone, text and email.
Loving One Another:
There’s never been a better opportunity to love one another as Christ has instructed us. To love our neighbours as he commanded us to do. We’re encouraging, within the governments guidelines, that we look after one another in this season and show the love of Christ to those around us. Let’s be the serving church we are called to be and a light in a dark and searching world.
We will be in touch soon with further information.
Yours in His service,
KBC Eldership Team