A PLAN FOR OUR CHURCH COMMUNITY
Last updated Friday 3rd July, 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.
On the 8th May, the Prime Minister announced a 3 step pathway to ease Coronavirus restrictions. The Premier of SA, however, announced on the 23rd of June, a further easing of restrictions enabling the doors of Gateway Baptist Church to be open. Fortunately our church has a big space, allowing us to resume our services, maintaining all social distancing and respiratory hygiene.
The Sunday service will return to 10am, as usual, with streaming available after 5pm on YouTube online link atgatway.church>churchonline or click here.
Other gatherings can recommence, as long as social distancing of 1.5m and hand and respiratory hygiene is maintained.
The online platform to 'meet and chat' - 'ZOOM', has been a well utilised tool. If you haven't done so, and want to connect with small groups, please download the app for your phone, tablet or computer here, and look out for your emailed invitation. Please do not hesitate to contact the church via the website email@example.com, or phone 0481 952 066.
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