Updates and Road Map News...We all hoped that by this Sunday there would be a return to unrestricted services together, however things have been delayed a little as you know... BUT we have some GOOD NEWS and have a great few weeks planned for us...
Return to Coffee & Refreshments after the service at Church!We are now able to stay after the service on Sundays at Church for tea and coffee and refreshments following the service 🙌 Yay! This will be under the same conditions as eating out in a restuarant setting, with no more than six to a table (we plan to have four to start with) and you are able to remove your mask and enjoy spending time with one another after the service. THIS IS GREAT NEWS!!
Church Outside! Sunday 4th July 10:30am To help with our journey back to unrestricted services, we have planned a special OUTSIDE WORSHIP SERVICE at the back of our Church building for upto 50 people! We can sing freely together and there is no requirement to wear a mask, social distancing is still required, and you’ll need to bring a chair if you’d like a seat. We will still have kids church in the hall that week! You can book in for this service Here: THIS IS ALSO GREAT NEWS!!
Special Worship & Thanksgiving Service 25th July 10:30am We are planning to have a special service on Sunday 25th July following the final Step 4 of the governments plan, and the lifting of restrictions being made. This will be a great time to worship in freedom together... we'll confirm details closer to the time 🙌 JULY Message Series - The Church UNLEASHED! We will be continuing our adventure through the Book of Acts in July, please see the image below for details and speakers.
This is a flexible and fluid plan that we can adapt at any time, and also adjust to follow the Government's timescale should any of the dates change as the lockdown easing progresses.
We will review after each step before progressing to the next one, and use this time to adjust, innovate, plan and prepare for new church activities going forwards.
Our Sunday morning service will continue to include video content from home and focus on the broadcast for the time being, but we want to give people the opportunity to attend in person and enjoy the service from the church if they would like to.
We've updated sections with dates for hall hiring after receiving enquiries, church activites will always take priority here.
ABC Road Map 1.0:
New re-opening risk assement produced - Completed
Updates to the ABC Covid Charter and procedures - Completed
Church building prepared accordingly - Completed
Team preparations - In Process
Step 1 (PART 1) - From March 8th onwards:
Restart team broadcast services from the Church building from Sunday 14th March
PowerHouse Prayer meeting back at Church building from Wednesday 17th March (subject to booking and restrictions as before) including Zoom particiaption for those at home.
Step 1 (PART 2) - From March 29th onwards:
Restart in-person gathering on Sunday's (including Broadcast) for those that would like to attend from Easter Sunday 4th April (Subject to booking and restrictions as before).
Walking group can restart subject to the 'Rule of 6' outdoors
Possibilty of outdoor small groups/homegroups up to 6 people in private gardens or other outside settings
Little Tiddler Mums group (up to 15 people) can meet outdoors
Step 2 - From April 12th onwards:
Little Tiddler Mums group (up to 15 people) can meet indoors at Church
No other changes at this step
Step 3 - From May 17th onwards:
Possible restart of adapted Kids Church from Sunday 23rd May
Small groups/homegroups could meet indoors up to 6 people
Table tennis group could restart
Pilates group to restart in hall (no other hall hiring)
Outdoor worship events permitted
Step 4 - From June 21st onwards:
Return to unrestricted Church services on Sundays from Sunday 27th June
Return to unrestricted Partnership Meetings
Possible Little Tiddlers full sessions pilot from Tuesday 6th July
Unrestricted small group/homegroups and PowerHouse prayer