New Service Times

Hey City Central Church Family,

We are definitely living in some interesting times and we are currently watching situations change very rapidly with the CO-VID 19 pandemic. This is bringing out the best and the worst in people, however it’s a time when we need to support each other as much as possible.

At the time of writing this there are no confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the Albury/Wodonga region according to Albury Wodonga Health.

A big thing that changed yesterday in regard to us as a church is the Federal Government’s decision to change the rules regarding the amount of people allowed to gather together indoors. They have reduced their earlier limit of 500 down to 100. These new measures will affect our Church and how we run the Sunday services.

As a Church we have gone through all government requirements, carried out risk assessments, looked at how we do certain activities and have come up with a plan so we can continue to meet together as the body of Christ.

This situation may change, but as of this Sunday we will be holding three services so we can continue meeting together as the bible says to.
Hebrews 10:24-25
24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.

Our Friday Worship and Prophetic night will continue as normal at 7:00 pm.
On Sunday we will hold a 9:00 am, 11:00 am, and 12:30 pm Nepali service.
We think by doing this most people will still be able to attend church, and going off last week’s attendance this should hopefully work.

Because we have to adhere to less than 100 people per service we have decided that we will still run our children’s programs which will all begin at 11am.
We would ask that;
*  If you don’t have children attending our City Kids programs, you would come to the 9:00 am service,
*  The 11:00 am service will be available to people who are putting children into the programs,
*  The 12:30 pm Nepali service will continue as normal 

For all services we are asking all people to enter the building through the back car-park doors and then after the service we will need to exit the building through the David Street foyer, walking back around to the car-park via the driveway at the side of the building.

Instead of having coffee or tea together at church we want to encourage people to take some time and have coffee or lunch with some people from church away from the church building.

We will need to cap our numbers so there are no more than 100 people in the building, so once we reach that number we will unfortunately have to turn people away.

We are asking if you are feeling unwell, as per Federal Government guidelines, that you would refrain from attending. This includes coughing, sneezing, running noses, sore throats etc.

We are putting many measures in place so we can continue running as normally as we can. We are following all regulations and guidelines set out by the government.

We will hold our regular worship service with worship, communion, greeting time and the preaching of the word and I want to encourage you not to stay away. Let’s join together and step into His presence, come boldly before His throne of grace and give God all the glory and praise.

I believe this is a moment when we as the Church get to rise up amongst all the fear and angst that is presenting in our community and be the guiding light that shines Jesus. It is a time when we get to stand in faith in all the things we read in the Word, in the songs we sing and the promises we stand on when things are going well and our way. It is a moment where we get to be His hands and His feet operating in peace, serving our community.

If you know of anybody who needs help or is struggling in this period of time, if it be help to get groceries or someone to talk to, please let the office know by calling 02 6057 3500.

May Jesus be your peace in this moment of time and if you are struggling or have lost your peace I would encourage you to say “hey Jesus”, and step back into Him, because He is your peace.

Look forward to seeing you on Sunday,

Geoff