A PLAN FOR OUR CHURCH COMMUNITY
Last updated Thursday 1st April 2021.
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.
For the latest information regarding Vaccinations, please click here.
Gateway is open with restrictions. As the spacing rule is now 3:4m2, this effectively means we are able to have 285 people in the auditorium.
We are offering children's programs, but ask that if you are unwell, please stay home and watch us online.
If you miss out, the Sunday service will be available on YouTube online link atgatway.church>churchonline or click here.
All gatherings are still operating but ask 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.
QR Codes For Contact Tracing
You can download the mySA GOV app using your smart phone. In the mySA GOV app, select the COVID SAfe Check-In tile when you arrive at church, and follow the prompts to scan the Gateway QR code and check in.
You are not required to login or sign up for a mySA GOV account to use the COVID SAfe Check-In. You also do not need to provide a driver’s licence or vehicle registration details to use it.
If you do not have a compatible smart phone, DO NOT WORRY, a paper record will be available for you to provide your details.
When you first enter the COVID SAfe Check-In tile, you will be asked to fill in your details and mobile number. You will then get a text message with a unique code to enter in to the app. This is to verify your phone number. You will only have to do this once.
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