Weekly greetings to all! Our hearts were encouraged when we heard the President’s announcement on Wednesday last week celebrating the gains made in our fight against Covid-19 and declaring it permissible to meet indoors in groups of 250 or less. The wonderful news is that on Sunday the 4th of October
, we begin gathering again at New Life Church at our regular service times, 9am and 11am.
The worship teams, volunteers and pastors are getting ready to make this first in-person Sunday back in the church building an unforgettable and safe experience, as we continue to build a community that loves God, loves others as ourselves and impacts the world for Christ.
We will start in-person services slowly as a safely phased approach
, respecting personal boundaries, but with the touch of God and the warmth of being together. Only the adult services will be available until further
and New Life Students will be phased in later
and young people can attend the adult service with their parents and/or continue to track with the current weekly online and on-demand age-appropriate resources.
We respect and honour
that many New Lifers will not feel ready, at this stage in the pandemic, to attend Church in person so the same services will be live-streamed on the usual online platform
on our website at 9am and 11am. We ask for your understanding
with the 250 people limit per service (including staff and volunteers) which we legally need to adhere to. The fairest method we can think of at this point is one of pre-booking through our website
. This is the process we have established:
1. Pre-booking to attend either the 9am or 11am service on Sunday the 4th of October opens online today at 8am.
, new services will be available for pre-booking on Mondays at 8am
3. A ticket per person
needs to be pre-booked so if a family of two adults and two children want to attend, 4 tickets need to be pre-booked.
4. Please bring proof of your e-ticket
with you to gain access to the Church property.
Please can we ask for your adherence to the following when arriving at your pre-booked Church service:
- We all need to wear masks
covering our mouths and noses while on the Church property.
- We request that everyone sanitize
their hands on entering the Church foyer at the available sanitizing stations.
- We humbly ask that everyone coming to Church services keep established social distancing protocols
and ask, for all of our safety, that we refrain from hugging or shaking hands. The new temporary normal is elbow greets and/or foot tapping. We recognise what a difficult ask this is given that we have not seen each other at Church for six months.
- Life Café
will not be open before or after services.
Whether online or at a physical campus here is an invitation:“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Getaway with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me - watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” - Matthew 11:28-30
Let’s walk with and work with God as we learn the unforced rhythms of Grace. Looking forward to this next season together!