CHURCH IS BACK!
Ecclesia Mission church, Chatswood campus will resume live stream services from Sunday 26th July!
This is a decision that we, as a church, took based on recent advice from the government. As the situation is still unfolding, we will keep vigilance and continually reassess our practice as we go.
Like most activities in the community that are starting to resume, we will adhere to the government’s advice and guidelines in order to maintain a safe environment for our congregations and the broader community.
We fully understand that during this transitional period, not everyone feels comfortable attending church. As such, our online team will live-stream our service every week at our regular service time. Please visit our YouTube channel to watch the live stream. Don't forget to subscribe and make sure you join the service from home on Sunday at 10am.
CLEANING, HYGIENE AND THE NEW NORMAL
The church will be regularly and adequately cleaned before and after the service. Cleaning products, wipes and hand sanitizers will also be provided at church at various locations.
As the pandemic is still unfolding in other areas in Australia and the world, we will continue to avoid physical contact and maintain physical distance. We discourage practices such as shaking-hands, hugging and kissing at least during this period.
While the Host team will welcome you lovingly and joyfully as you are arriving at the church, please do understand they will not greet you in the usual way by shaking hands. But not to worry, we will all be there to greet you with a warm smile!
There will not be any printed materials or communion passed around during service. Disposable (pre-packaged) communion packs will be provided for Holy Communion (first Sundays of the month).
For giving (offering) we encourage you to give via online giving or via bank transfer rather than in cash. If you prefer to give in cash please prepare your own envelope at home as we will not be providing envelopes like we used to. For more details on how to give, please visit our offering page.
As group singing is discouraged, during the worship session only the Worship Leaders and Singers will sing songs. Eventhough church members cannot participate in the singing, we trust that we can still keep our worship posture and show our devotion to our Lord in different ways.
To maintain a safe worship environment, we kindly ask that if any of the following apply to you, please do not attend the service:
If you feel unwell or are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19 (eg: fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, sneezing/runny nose or loss of sense of smell);
If you have COVID-19 or are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test;
If you have been in close contact with any known or suspected cases of COVID-19 in the past 14 days;
If you have returned from overseas travel in the past 14 days.