November Congregational Update
The Kirk Session met on Thursday 18th November 2020 and having discussed the current situation regarding COVID 19 do acknowledge with humility the Lords continued protection of our islands and our own community. The Kirk Session agreed to take the first steps towards a return to full-service provision in the congregation.
The Church will be open from the 13th of December 2020 at 12 noon only unless government guidance for worship changes before that date.
The following measures will apply:
- Maximum attendance is limited to 50.
- Face coverings are required.
- Worshippers must bring their own Bibles.
- On entering hand sanitiser will be available and everyone must use this on entry and exit.
- There will be no greeting or hand shaking at the door and no bulletins will be handed out.
- There will be yellow lines on the floor marking out two-metre spaces.
- Ushers will show worshippers where to sit whilst maintaining a 2-metre distance.
- Families may sit together in one pew.
- Windows will be open to allow ventilation.
- Worshippers will exit the building as directed by the Ushers.
- There will be no singing.
- The service will last for for a maximum of 45 minutes.
- On exiting the Church, you must maintain a 2-metre distancing in the car park.
During this period, we will continue using CD’s, email services and the congregational website. There will be no Sunday School or Creche. There will be no wake services during this period and funeral services are still at the graveside with a maximum in attendance of 20 persons
In the interest of the safety of worshippers a Register document has been prepared with the names, addresses and telephone number of those who are part of the congregation and on entry into the Church the person on duty will record your entry into the Register and after 21 days the record will be destroyed.
The Deacons Court would like to thank all those who have continued to contribute with their offerings during this time. Ministry and buildings still need to be maintained. The generosity of your giving’s is much appreciated.
Rev R J Campbell