CORONAVIRUS MEASURES - Flitwick Baptist Church
We are excited to announce we can meet again on Sunday Mornings and will be running a 9:30 all ages service and an 11am service, this will be videos and broadcast live ion YouTube for those unable or not yet ready to attend in person.
The service will be slimmed down, and include recorded sung worship, prayers, Bible reading and a sermon.
We encourage you to join with us in worshipping together. In order to manage our numbers safely to comply with social distancing we ask that you complete the online invite on ChurchSuite to avoid disappointment, we must also record everyones details for 21 days to comply with track and trace.
Remember if not attending that by signing in to YouTube, you will be able to interact with each other using the 'comments' section and we would encourage you to do this.
The Ministry Team will be recording a daily devotion and prayer which will be uploaded to our Facebook (commencing Monday 23rd March). This is designed to be another way in which we can provide facial contact and encouragement for you during this difficult time.
We will be creating a system whereby each person in the Church family will be 'buddied' with another to provide spiritual and practical support during this period. Andrew Nock and Leigh Woodcraft will be administering this system and will be issuing further information in the next few days. If you wish to opt out of this initiative, please let Andrew Nock know by the end of this week.
It is possible to use Google Hangouts to hold a virtual home group, and one group has already done so successfully this week. Further information will be sent to the Home Group leaders. If you are not currently in a Home Group and would like to be able to access this form of fellowship, please contact either Pastor Tim Diaper or Pastor Bob Cain.
It is vital that as a Church, we are a praying people during this time. Please remain devoted to praying that God will put an end to the spread of this virus, and that he will protect the vulnerable in our society. We cannot pray enough at this time!
Please remember that although the life of the Church will look different during this season, our ministry is still ongoing, and we are still reliant on the freewill giving of our fellowship. In fact, it is likely that the financial impact of this pandemic will mean that there are increased needs that need to be met. To that end, we want to encourage you to maintain, and where possible increase, your tithes, gifts and offerings to the Church in order that God may be glorified in our generosity at this time. Many of us give by standing order, but if you usually put an offering in the collection bag, you can still drop this off in the Church letterbox or bring it when the Church building is open. Alternatively, please speak to Lee Stone about setting up a standing order.