Our Response in light of COVID-19
In response to the recent postponement of all church activities and gatherings we wanted to let you know the steps we are taking to continue our core ministries, albeit in a different way.
Sunday Services – We are moving ONLINE. Our Sunday morning service will be broadcast LIVE on Facebook at 11am. We would love for you to tune in and join us. CD recordings will be available as usual, and if you would like one please let us know and we will arrange to get this to you (for as long as the Government allow us to deliver them). The message from the service will also continue to be uploaded to our website.
There will not be an evening service during this current time. Instead we will be holding a prayer meeting each week on Zoom. The meeting ID will be published on Sunday afternoon on our church Facebook page.
Children’s Ministry – For those of you who have children who normally come along to BIG or Lightzone we will be uploading 2 videos a week for them to watch. One of these will be uploaded on a Sunday after the live broadcast of our Sunday service. We will also be posting different songs and resources to encourage you to use at home. Please follow our Lightzone page for more info.
Home Groups / Midweek – On a Wednesday evening at 8pm we will post a video on our Facebook page that will be an online bible study led by one of our ministry team.
Pastoral Care – As always, we are here for you. Although our Church building and halls will not be open as often as normal we are still here to support and encourage you. If you require assistance with self-isolating or need someone to talk to, please send us a personal message on our facebook page or contact any member of our ministry team and we will do our best to help.
WFO – There are 3 ways in which you can continue to give your weekly freewill offering. 1) Continue to use your weekly WFO envelopes and bring them along to our first service back where you will be able to put them in the offering plate. 2) You can download a standing order form or request one from a member of our ministry team. You can fill it in and send it to your bank who will setup a weekly/monthly standing order. 3) You can send a cheque, made payable to Dundonald Presbyterian Church to our church office. The address is at the bottom of this webpage. Doing this will allow us to sustain the current level of ministry through to the end of the spread of the virus.
Right Now Media – This is a great resource for all of our church family. There is a lot of video content from Bible Studies, to youth series and even a children’s section. This is totally FREE for you to sign up. To register please email email@example.com and he will register your email address and send you the info on how to set this up. So resources that we will encourage you to use at home will come from this site.
Prayer – This is a time like never before when we need to pray. Pray for the NHS Staff as they continue to care for those with the virus. Pray for our Government who have some really difficult decisions to make daily as they lead us through this crisis. Pray above all that God would use this crisis to bring many into a relationship with Himself. Its also a time when we can deepen our relationship with God in prayer. If you are self isolating, its a real opportunity to go deep with God at this time
During this next few weeks and maybe even months please do feel free to contact any members of the ministry team, especially if you need help with anything or even just for a chat if you’re feeling lonely. Be assured we are continuing to pray for you all and we look forward to the day when we will all be together as the family of God, worshipping Him in Dundonald Presbyterian.
Yours in Christ,
The Ministry Team