We want to update you on Church One’s response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and the steps that we are taking.
We will be living with this virus for at least six months, so social distancing measures to slow this virus down must be sustainable for at least that long to protect Australian lives, allow Australia to keep functioning and keep Australians in jobs.
The Prime Minister, state and territory Premiers and Chief Ministers met on 24 March 2020 as the National Cabinet.
We are leading the world on testing with more than 161,000 Australians tested and around 2,000 Australians confirmed cases. In contrast to many countries, the majority of Australian cases of coronavirus have been from people returning overseas or direct contacts with people who had been overseas.
We are closely monitoring advice from the Department of Health and Government and following this advice. For all the latest updates check out autralia.gov.au as well as www.covid19.qld.gov.au/help-and-advice/essential-information
We have suspended all Sunday services & other events indefinitely and we are asking that Life Groups and other meetings be conducted by Zoom or Skype wherever possible.
We will be live-streaming a modified Sunday Service so that the service may be viewed from home via Facebook or YouTube.
We will not be offering Communion until the risk from Coronavirus has subsided. You are free to have communion with your Family at home.
We must all take the Coronavirus pandemic seriously as it’s a serious global crisis with wide-reaching effects. It’s important that we must all do what we can to slow its spread as well as minimizing the risks to ourselves whilst at the same time ministering to those in need.
We can do this in a number of ways that include praying:
for those who are infected with the virus
that the virus will be slowed and its reach reduced
that an effective vaccine will soon be developed and made available
for the safety and strength of health workers
for wisdom for our nation’s and state’s leaders
for the livelihoods of many whose jobs and businesses are being effected
Other ways we can care for people include staying connected via phone and social media.
In the case of those who fall sick, cooking meals or helping with grocery shopping may be of great practical help, but please take care not to put yourself at risk if you do this. We recommend leaving the cooking or groceries near the front door and ensuring that direct contact does not take place.
We pray that you will remain healthy and continue to let the love of Jesus shine through you in this season. If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on 568 90 190, 0491 070 146, or by email through our website or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please understand it is changing daily and you will need to follow whatever the Government directions are as they unfold.
Our hope and future is not dashed by this adversity. We will continue as a church family to uphold the name of Jesus. We will continue to “LOVE GOD, FOLLOW JESUS and MAKE HIM KNOWN. What we have in the midst of this crisis is an opportunity to shine even brighter with the love and power of God for others. Together, we can see more souls come to the Lord and experience the life changing power of the Holy Spirit.
Though our situation may seem adverse, God is still Good. He has promised to keep His church, protect it and provide for it. Thanks for your support, prayer and ongoing belief in what God is doing in Church One. Together we will outlast this crisis, together we will overcome and together we will see Jesus glorified though all of this.
Pastors' Ted & Amanda