Dear Granite Church Family,
This Sunday we will be having ‘Church in the Carpark’ at Granite.
I’m sure that most people are acutely aware of the situation we are faced with in the world at this time. The guidelines and regulations around meeting together are changing as the situation unfolds. At the time of writing this the government has banned indoor gatherings of over 100 people and outdoor gatherings of over 500 people. Whilst we are well under the 100-person cut off, our facility is small and does not allow us the space to maintain adequate physical distancing as required by health authorities; we also have many surfaces that people come into contact with that would need constant sanitizing. Therefore, the Elders have decided that for this Sunday we will hold our service outside, in the Carpark.
We are asking people to BYO Chairs please as we don’t want to be bringing them out of the building.
We are aiming for the service to be no more than 45mins.
There will be NO morning tea.
There will be NO communion.
Church is a public gathering, so we need to be mindful of how we conduct ourselves.
NO hugs please.
NO handshakes please.
Please be considerate of others.
Please maintain a safe distance when talking with others.
Please park on the right side of the carpark only or out on the road.
Please remember that outside services are FUN!
God is Good!
This Sunday will be a great opportunity to get together in Worship and Prayer. Come expecting to hear from God. Come with an attitude of encouragement and support for each other as we face this season together. Come knowing that God is in control.
We also understand that some people will not be able to attend or feel uncomfortable attending, in that case, we encourage you not to come. Those who are vulnerable, those with current sickness or health problems are expected not to be out an about.
If this is you, we would encourage you to join an online service from one of the following churches.
https://bendigobaptist.org.au/ 10:30am Sunday
https://www.crossway.org.au/campuses/online-campus/ 10:15am Sunday
https://follow.online.church/ 10:20am Sunday
We will also upload at least the sermon segment of the service to our website as usual
While this is going on, we will not be able to hand offering bags around. We will have a single box available on Sunday and we want to encourage people to directly deposit tithes and offerings into the Church bank account if you can. The details are below…
Granite Community Church BSB: 633 000 Acc: 16 086 8402
Above all we want to encourage you to remain strong in your faith. Trust God. Be there for each other and others in the community. Pick up the phone and chat with someone. Pray for each other and those who are making the big decisions. Be a positive voice and presence in the world and follow Jesus in everything.
I am also here for you. If you would like to chat about anything please give me a call.
We will keep you updated as the situation progresses.
On behalf of the Elders,
Granite Community Church
0408 942 145