Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus Updates

July 8

With Stage 3 restrictions returning at 11:59pm on July 8, Kirk provides an update on what we’re doing.

June 18 Update

Following our Parish Council meeting on June 16, Tim provides an update on Life Groups meeting in person, and what that would entail.

June 3 Update

As restrictions ease across our state, Tim provides an update and our view forward – that services will remain online for some time, and our priority is to enable life groups to meet together safely in person soon.

Previous Updates:

On Tuesday, March 17, our Parish Council voted unanimously to suspend all Sunday gatherings. We’re taking measures to protect our community, and “flatten the curve”.

Services will be streamed on Sundays, at 9:30am and 6pm.
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As we navigate this unprecedented situation, we continue to pursue our vision to be:

  • An Intergenerational Community,
  • Loving like Jesus
  • Growing in Jesus,
  • Sharing Jesus

Intergenerational community

Our Community ranges from newborns to people in their 90s, and it’s up to us to protect the most vulnerable members of our community.

Loving Like Jesus

Loving is practical. Love needs to be put into action. Love means washing our hands. Love means making sacrificial decisions to stop doing things that are important to us, in order to protect those more vulnerable.

Love also means thinking more about our pastoral care in these times of heightened anxiety and stress.

Growing in Jesus

Just because we aren’t meeting in the same way, doesn’t mean we stop developing our relationship with Jesus. At this time, we need to increase our prayer lives – to pray for our leaders, to pray for a miracle to stop this virus. In isolation, it’s a great chance to deepen our prayer life.

During this time, it’s important to try and maintain your spiritual rhythms. If you’re used to gathering at 9:30am or 6pm on Sundays, we’ll be providing digital content to keep that rhythm. If it’s safe to do so, you might like to gather in smaller groups to engage with that content. Rather than thinking of isolation as a disadvantage, see it as an opportunity to go deeper with God, and ask him how he will minister to you and grow you personally.

Sharing Jesus

We want to continue to share the good news of Jesus with others. We believe we have really good news, in Jesus. It’s a great opportunity to be light, in a world of darkness. As Christians, we have a chance to be different and be people of grace, love and selflessness. Ultimately, we can do this because we have a real and sure hope in Jesus. We have confidence that whatever happens in the next few weeks and months, we have a God who is in charge and loves us deeply.