Dear Church Family
It is with a heavy heart that I need to inform you that the Keiraview Church Council has made the decision to cease worship services immediately until further notice. We received the attached update from the Synod earlier in the week and we spent some time tonight discussing this situation and its implications. Our regular activities will also be put on hold – Eden Playtime, Mentoring, Kids Club, Youth Group, Bible Study, Coffee & Chat, Couples and Friends.
We are very concerned about the impact this will have on our church family, particularly our older members who are already feeling quite isolated due to the Coronavirus. For this reason we are asking anyone who would like to volunteer to assist with helping our more isolated members to contact either myself (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Annette Arthur (4271 4414). Volunteers can help by doing things like calling to say hello, doing some shopping, assisting to put a recorded service onto their TV. Our pastoral care team can do with some extra help to ensure members do not get missed under this new situation with no church services.
We will be experimenting with new ways of delivering a worship service to our church family using the available technology. Our first service, for this Sunday 22 March, will be available as a link on our website. When you click on the link you will be able to read the Bible readings, prayers and hymns. With another click the music will play so you can sing along with the hymns and the sermon will be from the Max Lucado DvD. Watch out for another email later over the weekend with the link to this service.
Our Sundays will not be the same for some time so it is really important that we look out for each other and stay in contact in whatever way we can. Please pray for our church family as we go through these difficult times together.
Chair, Keiraview Church Council