CORONA VIRUS COVID-19

UPDATE 26 MARCH 2020

Dear Church Family,

 

Subsequent to our communication on 19 March 2020 the following changes will be adopted in accordance with the latest updates from the Australian Government. These changes will remain in place until advised otherwise.

 

SUNDAY SERVICES

  • LIVE STREAMED - Though we will not be conducting services at CWC we will be live steaming a service to you at 10.30am each Sunday. The link will available on our website (cwc.org.au) and via Facebook.
     

This is a great reminder to us that the church is not a building but it is people! And though we cannot physically meet together we can still be one in Spirit as we Live Stream the service into our homes.

 

We encourage you to make this a meaningful time of worship and being encouraged in the word.

 

LIFE GROUPS
 

Life Group meetings will be temporarily cancelled.

 

PRAYER MEETINGS

 

Will continue in YOUR HOME. Let’s all commit to spend the regular Monday prayer time (8-9pm) in prayer in our individual homes. We have a significant role to play in the destiny of our nation, and though we might be separated by distance we can raise up a unified prayer as a church, praying at the same time with one accord.

 

SUPPORT
 

If you are unwell or facing a challenge please feel free to call your life group leader or one of the pastors so that we can pray with you, encourage you and support you. Remember you are not alone; we are a body and if one part hurts the whole body hurts (1 Cor 12:26)

ASSIST

There are some in the body who have experienced hardship due the current situation and at this stage don’t seem like they are eligible to any government assistance. As a church we are trying to make some provisions available to them (Vegetable oil, dhal, tea, sugar, long life milk, chick pea tins, Rice 5kg, canned tuna etc). If you would like to assist with sourcing any of these items please contact Ps Andrew (andrew@cwc.org.au) or if you would like to make a contribution towards this you could do so via EFT (Details on the church website).

 

We can take to heart Paul’s advice to the Philippian believers… “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Phil 4:6-7

 

The Eldership, Calvary Worship Centre

UPDATE 19 MARCH 2020

 

Dear Church Family,

 

Subsequent to our communication on 14 March 2020 the following changes will be adopted in accordance with the latest updates from the Australian Government.

  • SUNDAY SERVICES

       We will split to 2 Sunday services and offer Live Streaming, commencing this Sunday 22nd March 2020 until further notice.

  • 9.00 am – 10:00 am Service - For Individuals and Families without children attending King’s Kids.

  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am Service – For Families with children attending King’s Kids.

  • Live Stream - We encourage those in more vulnerable categories to follow the service via Live Steam (The 10:30 am service will be live streamed and a link will be available on the website).

 

  • LIFE GROUPS
    Life Group meetings will be temporarily suspended for the next 2 weeks (Weeks starting 23 March and 30 March).
     

  • FETE

       We will be postponing the Fete (that was scheduled for 4th April 2020).
 

  • PRAYER MEETINGS

       Monday Prayer meetings will continue as scheduled. We believe that God can and will move powerfully in the destiny of our nation.

 

Additional Health advice:
 

  • Greeting One Another
    As church family, it is common for us to greet one another with a handshake or hug. At this time, we would strongly encourage you to refrain from these signs of affection and offer a wave, a smile or a verbal acknowledgement. A warm smile can brighten up your day!

     

  • Social Distancing

       We encourage you to practice appropriate social distancing by reasonable spacing yourselves out when attending services.

 

We encourage each of you with the words of the apostle Paul in Romans 15:13 (NIV)

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

15 MARCH 2020

Dear Church Family,

 

 

As we face a ever changing world, we have an incredible opportunity to let our faith, hope and confidence in Jesus shine above the uncertainty around us.

 

As a church we are following the direction of the Government as they keep the country informed about the COVID-19 virus. This is an enormous responsibility and one we will continue to pray for as they lead our country.

 

We also want to ensure that we provide you with sound information regarding our church’s approach in the weeks and months ahead:

 

  1. We will continue to monitor the advice and direction of the government and follow the direction that it issues

  2. We will ensure that the highest hygiene measures are used within the whole church building with extra focus on the high traffic area’s throughout the building

  3. We encourage you as good stewards of his house to use sound judgement if you or someone you know is unwell or showing symptoms associated with the virus. We recommend you refer to your GP for medical advice, stay home if you are unwell and ensure you prioritise your health.

  4. We encourage you to follow the health advice issued by the Chief Medical Officer relating to prevention:

    1. Wash your hands frequently

    2. If unwell avoid contact with others

    3. Exercise personal responsibility for social isolation

  5. Let us avoid fear and panic based conversations - 2 Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind”

  6. Let us exercise grace and wisdom in our daily lives and in our dealings with others - Colossians 4: 5-6 “Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone”

 

Our services, life groups and prayer times will continue as usual unless we are instructed otherwise by the government and we will communicate this to you. We pray that during these very challenging times, the light of the church will be the hope of the nation. We believe in a mighty God and His grace to prevail in our nation.

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