'God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear...'
In light of the current Coronavirus situation, the Leadership Team have decided to cancel all church meetings for the foreseeable future. This is in line with advice from the government and from AMiE, the church network we are part of. Our intention wherever possible is to replace in-person meetings with online virtual meetings. You can find more details below.
We will not be meeting physically as a church on Sundays. Our plan for what to do instead comes in two parts: a live streamed service and a video for families.
Live streamed Service
- Instead of our usual meeting, we will live stream a short service online.
- You can find a link to the live stream here.
Children and Families Video
- We recognise that a live streamed sermon aimed at adults isn’t the best way to cater for the children at King’s! Therefore, we aim to produce a short video each week, called 'Family Time', that families can watch at a convenient time for them.
- Family Time will include things like a Bible reading and creative ways to engage children with the story, such as questions to discuss and simple activities for you to join in along with at home.
- You can find a link to Family Time here.
- Life Groups will not meet in person.
- Instead groups will be meeting virtually, using a platform such as Zoom, Skype or Google Hangouts where people can interact with one another. Life Group leaders will co-ordinate how and when this will work for their group.
- Our weekly Equip group is cancelled until further notice.
PASTORAL & PRACTICAL SUPPORT
- We do need to keep encouraging and supporting one another, even while not meeting face-to-face. Being ill or self-isolating brings various practical concerns which we want to support one another through.
- If you are part of a Life Group, those people should be your first port of call with any pastoral or practical needs, whether relating to illness, self-isolation or anything else.
- If you are not part of a Life Group, please contact and we will try to help however we can.
- The Leadership Team are identifying particularly vulnerable members of the congregation to make sure that people are keeping an even closer eye on them.
- If you usually take part in one-to-one Bible studies, why not try to arrange to do those on the phone or online as well.
BEING A GOOD NEIGHBOUR
- We all need to love our neighbours by following the government’s guidelines on hygiene and self-isolation so that we play no part in spreading the virus. You can find the latest government guidance here.
- We encourage the King’s family to use the opportunities that this crisis affords to speak about the hope we have in Jesus in the midst of sickness and uncertainty.
- If you would be able to offer practical help, why not print off some of these postcards to fill in and drop round to your neighbours?
- You can read more about how to respond as a Christian to the Coronavirus here.
How good to know we have a Heavenly Father who loves us and has a plan even for this very unusual situation. Let’s keeping trusting in Jesus (and following the government's advice).