Dear Church Family and Friends,
Please know that wherever you are in we are praying for you regularly and often.
Here in Scotland, as things slowly return to normal our Church Family have been dedicated to helping us stay connected as a Church. As part of this we have introduced streamed services via Zoom and recently produced a DVD for those without internet access.
We know that worship and praise is a huge part of our service however we have to be aware that the Scottish Government has stated that for congregational signing to take place, face coverings must be worn.
People who do attend our Church will be required to submit names and addresses in line with the government guideline for ‘Track and Trace’. This will be stored in accordance with the GPDR guidelines.
The Church leadership have met and discussed a phased return back to meetings being held in the Church. This is all subject to the government guidelines, safeguarding and best practice advisories set out for COVID-19.
Our Children's Work has not yet restarted. We are including a Children's Talk in our services which will be themed towards our main talk. There is provision for Children to play in our Sanctuary in a dedicated space.
We will require anyone who joins us to:
Adhere to social distance guidelines and the one-way system.
To sit as an individual or family group when in meeting rooms.
Follow the signage and one-way system where applicable.
Adhere to the hygiene regulations in entering and exiting the Church.
If the sanctuary becomes full to capacity in alignment with social distancing we will be operating an over spill room downstairs with the service streamed.
When to self-isolate:
If you have any symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste)
If you've tested positive for coronavirus – this means you have coronavirus
If you live with someone who has symptoms or has tested positive
If someone in your support bubble has symptoms or has tested positive
If you're told by NHS Test and Trace that you've been in contact with a person with coronavirus
We would ask that you follow clearly and without question any instructions issued by the leadership. These measures are in place to enable us to stay safe while meeting together congregational in small gatherings.
The guidance from the Scottish Government clearly puts the onus on us to “use our judgement and discernment” to keep you safe and well, which we fully intend to do.
Pastor Thor Norman & Leadership Team.