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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 3rd April 2020

 

Keeping in touch

The church building is closed but St Andrew's church as people is alive!  Find out what we doing.

All our Pastoral Carers are keeping in touch with everyone on their list, checking how they are and whether they need any help.  Some of our younger members are willing to help with shopping or collecting prescriptions for older members who are confined to their homes.  We hear of people getting out for short walks or doing their gardens as we enjoy the coming of spring.  Liz and the Elders are circulating a letter of news and reflective material every three weeks or so.  We encourage members to join in worship broadcast on TV or radio or the services led by URC ministers which can be accessed through the URC Daily Devotions.  As we approach Holy Week and Easter, although we cannot be together physically, we can pray for each other and share in worship during this most important festival of the Christian Year.  We know that in his suffering, death and Resurrection Jesus Christ walks with us through this dark time.  

 

 

20th March 2020

FOLLOWING THE PRIME MINISTER'S STATEMENT TODAY ALL SERVICES, MEETINGS AND EVENTS AT ST ANDREW'S CHURCH and at HOLYMOORSIDE CHURCH ARE CANCELLED FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.

Elders have taken this decision particularly to protect the older members of our congregation.  No one should feel obliged to go to church and put their own health or that of others at risk.  We know you will miss the time of worship together so we urge people to follow the URC Daily Devotions and the Sunday service they will be providing each week.  You will be in company with 3000 others who follow the Daily Devotions day by day.  Pastoral Carers will keep in touch by phone with the people in their groups.  Please don't hesitate to contact them if you feel in need of support, or simply a chat.

Even though we cannot meet, we have on-going financial commitments, not least our Ministry and Mission Fund contribution which help to pay the URC ministers.  Please continue your giving, either by setting up a Standing Order to the church or by filling your envelope with the contribution you would normally make and give it to the church when possible.  Details for Standing Orders can be obtained from Patrick Lidgett or Liz Sharples at St Andrew's or Janette Ward at Holymoorside.

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