Through the year we have been very much ‘open for business’ as Countess Free Church – coming alongside people, looking out for one another, and seeing God at work in many diverse ways. We have blessed different people, and we have prayed with many. What we haven’t been able to do is gather as a church physically together in one place. This Sunday that changes …!
On Sunday 11th at 10.30am we will have our first live gathering of the year. There will be limitations and restrictions, so that we observe social distancing and continue the fight against infection. It will be necessary to book in, and we will ask you to be seated at assigned seats. We will place families together, maybe with another one or two near by. It will be necessary to wear masks. We will have music by our musicians, but as a gathering indoors we should refrain from singing out loud even behind our masks.
Yet we will be able to be together in the presence of God. As an all age interactive gathering we will all – young and old – be able to learn together and from each other about God’s Kingdom Ministry work and how we can be involved. We are continuing our series ‘Gospel Living in a Restricted World’, looking at a part of the Bible called Acts, where many exciting things happened despite opposition and difficulties.
The gathering will last about an hour. Sadly we will not have refreshments and at the end we will need to ask each family to leave in an orderly way to the safer outside environment.
Our plan, while infection risk and restrictions remain, is to have one live gathering and one zoom gathering in a month (also available on Youtube), with podcasts on the other Sundays. But we also have special plans for the better weather later in May …