OUR COVID-19 UPDATE #37 (27 November 2020)
*Information was accurate as at 2.00pm 27 November, 2020.
This Sunday we are concluding our 1 John preaching series on ‘Knowing God’ and look forward to hearing Sue Ford speak on the topic of “Assurance.” We will then be moving into our December series titled “The Coming” which will lead us up to Christmas Day.
Our Christmas Services
This year our Christmas celebrations will be taking a different shape as we work with our Government’s COVID-19 mandatory requirements. While we will be having 5 Christmas services across our two campuses there will be capacity restrictions (Booragoon 330 people; Cooby 60 people), so we will also be producing a pre-recorded Christmas@Home service, similar to our Sunday@Home services. Further information on the timing of the release of this will be provided in due course.
The live services will be a great opportunity to bring extended family and friends who don’t normally come to church and also to invite people from the wider community. The Christmas@Home service provides an opportunity to meet together with family, friends or neighbours to engage in the service in your homes.
The live services will be held as follows:
- At Booragoon: Christmas Eve 4:30pm and 6:30pm and Christmas Day 8:30am.
- At Cooby: Christmas Eve 5:30pm and Christmas Day 9am.
Sunday Morning Services at Booragoon this week
With the release of new mandatory Government guidelines this Sunday we be the last week we can meet without having a registration system in place. So this week seating in our Auditorium will be as usual on a first come first served basis, with no need to register, so please be attentive to the ushers who will indicate when the Auditorium is full, at which point the option of Foyer seating will be provided.
To comply with current government COVID regulations we will still block every second row and encourage social distancing. Be encouraged to arrive in good time to ensure that you have a seat, and perhaps consider attending the 10.30am service which still has plenty of room. MPK and Keystone will continue to operate from the beginning of the service.
Our Sunday Café will again be open for takeaway only, before the 8.30am service and between services. Also our bookshop “Seeds” will be open between services, offering a range of books, cards and gifts. Please be mindful of social distancing when in the bookshop and cafe.
Church Family Forum
A reminder that at 12 noon this Sunday there will be a Church Family Forum. If you are a member you would have received an email from our Board Chair, Hudson Lun providing an Information Pack and a link that enables you to vote online. There will be no voting on resolutions at the Forum on Sunday. The Information Pack and Our Vision & Strategic Direction document are also available for viewing on our website, with a few printed copies at the Info Point for those who prefer.
Sunday Morning Services at our Booragoon Campus Online
Once again there will be a “live” Zoom option to our 10:30am service to enable more people to participate, particularly those who are unwell and finding the 8:30am too early. The demands on our rostering systems make it impossible to “Zoom” both services at this time.
Here’s the link and details.
Meeting ID: 848 6305 7402 Passcode: 497497
The meeting will open 5 minutes prior to the service commencing.
Booragoon Service Filming
Coolbellup Campus Services
A Word in Season
New Government COVID-19 requirements coming up
From Sunday 6 December it will be a mandatory requirement for us to maintain a register containing the names and telephone numbers of everyone attending our services.
To assist with this the WA Government has developed a SafeWA app, an online contact register system that enables you to scan to register your attendance. Alternately, you will be required to write down your name and telephone number in a manual register that we will have available at the door.
In preparation for Sunday 6 December we urge you to download the free SafeWA app onto your phone from the Apple App Store (for apple devices) or the Google Play Store (for android devices).
If you have any pastoral care needs please contact us at the Church Office by email or by phone 9329 1777.
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Keep safe and we look forward to worshipping together on Sunday!