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RESTARTING OF SUNDAY SERVICES IMPORTANT GUIDELINES

We are all feeling a level of excitement at the prospect of meeting at church again on Sunday 6 September 2020 to worship our Lord and be in the company of our church family. As we prepare for these times together, we ask that you please read through the important guidelines below before arrival at the church.
 
We want to ask that everybody approaches our proposed Sunday services with a spirit of flexibility as we find our feet in doing things in a brand new way. We encourage you to “go with the flow” with the various new elements that are needing to be implemented at this time. 
  • The movement of people on a Sunday morning will be confined to the auditorium, the disability toilet and the boardroom area. Please do not enter into any other area of the church premises so that potential cross-contamination is avoided and the burden on our church cleaners is alleviated.
  • We urge you to follow Government Health Directives when deciding on whether or not to attend in-person services. Each person is responsible for their own choice in balancing the risks involved in attending services. 
  • Children are welcome to attend services, however, we are unable to provide the Kidz Church program at this time. Please bring activities for your children to enjoy beside you during the service. 
  • Our COVID Safe Worship Plan allows for a maximum of 50 people to attend a service. Please advise Rev Iris Marais via sms or email of your intention to attend so that we don’t have to turn anyone away at the door. Contact: irismarais@gmail.com OR SMS 0432 067 227
 Please Do
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • If you have any COVID19 symptoms, please get tested
  • Stay 1.5 metres away from each other —think two big steps
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water or hand sanitizer before arrival
  • Sneeze or cough into your arm or a tissue. Then put the tissue into the bin.
 Please do not
  • Go near people if you are coughing (excluding asthma, allergy etc. coughs) or sneezing
  • Touch your mouth, nose and eyes
  • Shake hands
  • Hug or kiss people
     
  • We are required to record attendees and usher you to your seat. This will take a bit of extra time upon arrival. Once seated, please remain seated in your allocated chair and do not change seats. Unfortunately moving around the church and chatting with friends is not an option
  • Please practice physical distancing of 1.5 meters in the church and in the car park.  
  • Services will initially start at 9am and we invite you to arrive from 8:50am. 
  • Please note that the windows and doors in the auditorium will be left open for ventilation during the service and air conditioners will be left off. You are encouraged to wear warm clothing suitable for the day. 
  • There will be no communion. We will advise when this sacrament will recommence. 
  • There will be no morning tea initially. Please disperse to your vehicles after worship. Having morning tea with family or friends at a nearby coffee shop or inviting a friend over are personal choices at this stage. We encourage you to follow the COVID safe directives.  
  • There will be no cash collection taken during the service. We thank you for your online giving at this time. 
  • You are encouraged to wear a face-mask. 
It is a blessing to be able to meet together again to worship our Lord Jesus. The process will feel strange initially as we find our new rhythm over the coming weeks. We hope the new normal will become more familiar over time.
 
We ask you to please express your love for your fellow congregation members by following the above guidelines which will enable us to attend church with the lowest possible chance of picking up COVID-19. None of us can afford to contract this disease and our primary concern is for people’s safety.
 
We look forward to seeing you and hosting you at our September services.
 
Your Covid Safety Team
Church Contact Details

For information on baptisms, weddings, funerals, pastoral care or other church matters please contact:

Rev Iris Marais
0432 067 227
irismarais@gmail.com

Please note Tuesdays are Iris' day off
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