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7 Aug 2020

Live Gatherings are Back

We are really excited to announce that we will be running our first trial gatherings this weekend. It is going to be great to see each other face to face rather than screen to screen. We recognise that we will need to be flexible over the coming weeks and may need to modify our practices again if the advice from the Premier and the Archbishop changes.

So for now, in our current climate we have some different practices that will help to provide a safe environment. Please read more about these changes below.

We’re back baby!!!

Woohoo we are back this weekend, 7th-9th of August, for our first trial gatherings.

Here is a list of the times of our gatherings:

  • Friday Night Kirrawee 6.30pm – 7.30pm @ the Factory (Take away Pizza from 6.00pm)
  • Saturday Night Kirrawee 5.30pm – 6.30pm @ the Factory (Coffee available from 5.00pm)
  • Sunday Morning Kirrawee 9.30am – 10.30am @ the Factory (Coffee available from 9.00am)
  • Sunday Morning Yarrawarrah 9.00am – 10.00am @ Yarrawarrah Community Hall (Coffee available from 8.30am)
  • Sunday Afternoon Woolooware 5.00pm – 6.00pm @ the Factory (Coffee available from 4.30pm)

What to expect during our trial gathering

It is great that we are getting back together, but you will notice that things will be a little bit different. We will still be able to gather together and chat face to face, we will read the Bible, pray, be encouraged by a sermon and be ministered to by our music teams, because sadly we still cant sing as a group. But of course in our current climate we have some different practices that will help to provide a safe environment.

Please read through the information below to help you prepare for attending a gathering.

Check-in on arrival

There is no need to preregister. As you arrive you will be greeted by the Welcoming team who will record your attendance as per Government requirements.

Management of Capacity

Our venue at Kirrawee is limited to 100 people, including kids. The venue at Yarrawarrah is limited to 26 people. We have plans in place to manage our capacity if we exceed these limits, so please feel free to come along to your usual gathering. For those people who usually attend more than one gathering each week, it would be helpful if you choose one gathering for this weekend.

Providing a Safe Environment

We have implemented a COVID Safe plan and have a range of cleaning and hygiene protocols in place, which includes cleaning the venue prior to each gathering. You can assist us in providing a safe environment for everyone. Please:

Stay home if you are unwell or have any flu like symptoms
Bring your own bible and blanket (if needed)
Bring your own drink bottle or buy a drink at the Factory
Consider wearing a mask to church as encouraged by the Premier and Archbishop. This is not compulsory, but encouraged. If you choose not to wear a mask you will still be warmly welcomed.

Moving around at the Gathering

One of the lovely things about gathering together is that we get to see each other and spend time in community. We want to encourage that, but also need to balance that with safe practices, so please be aware that while you are the gathering you will need to:

  • Maintain 1.5 meters distance from others
  • Leave the seats where they are
  • Stay seated as much as possible during the gathering. To comply with government guidelines please don’t mingle and stand in groups, before, during or after the gathering
  • Listen to the directions of the welcoming team as they guide us in moving around the space and arriving and leaving safely.
Food and Coffee

For our Friday Gathering we will be providing Pizza at 6pm for people attending the gathering.

As this is our first weekend of trial gatherings we wont be serving food at any other gathering, however coffee and tea will be available from the coffee machine. We will trial the inclusion of food in smaller gatherings over the coming weeks.

Digital Gatherings are Still Available

The good news for the digital streaming of our services is that we are now connected to the NBN which improves our capacity to live stream a service.

We will be live streaming our Kirrawee Saturday Night gathering and Kirrawee Sunday morning and afternoon gatherings on Facebook.

If you cant come to our physical gatherings you can still access one of the gatherings via Facebook or our website.