A PLAN FOR OUR CHURCH COMMUNITY
Last updated Thursday 24th November, 2020.
Gateway Baptist Church & Community Centre is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of our congregation and wider community.
Each of us has a responsibility as potential carriers of the virus to all those around us, especially those who are vulnerable. Consideration of everyone around us shows practical love to our broader community.
The Premier of SA announced on the 20th November that the hard restrictions of the 18th of November will be eased.
For the latest information from SA Government, please click here.
At this time, Gateway will open on the 29th of November, with restrictions. As the spacing rule is now 1:4 m, this effectively means we are only able to have 95 people in the auditorium.
For this week only, we are not offering children's programs and ask that if you are unwell or in the vulnerable age group, please stay home and watch us online.
For Gateway to be able to manage numbers this week, please register your attendance here. You will have to sign up to Eventbrite, but once you’ve set it up, you won’t have to do it again. If you miss out, the Sunday service will be streamed @10am, with the service available immediately on YouTube online link atgatway.church>churchonline or click here.
We are believing for the virus to be contained and that the government will further ease restrictions to enable us to meet together in December.
All gatherings are still operating – as long as you have no more than 10 people in your home, and that you are socially distanced.
If you want to talk to someone about your symptoms first, call the Coronavirus Health Information Line for advice on 1800 020 080.
God is still God
It is in times of great uncertainty that people turn to faith. With all the fear and panic at the moment, people are asking where God is in this, which makes this a great opportunity for the church to step in and be relevant in this space. We urge you to be salt and light at this time; pray for one another, be a good neighbour, and reach out a helping hand to those who may need it.
Hebrews 10:24-25 sets it out clearly:
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging on another – and all the more as you see the day approaching.
Gateway Baptist Church Leadership Team