Update on Church Offering Envelopes
Facility for depositing freewill offering envelopes
When the Covid-19 pandemic forced us to close our buildings for public worship in March of this year, few of us imagined that the period of lockdown would continue for as long as it has. For a congregation the size of ours, it may still be some weeks before we can gather to worship God together.Although our buildings remain closed the work and wider mission of our church continues, albeit in a very different way. Services of worship are broadcast every Lord’s Day; we come together for prayer every week through audio/visual technology and we’ve maintained online facilities for the youngsters in our congregation. We also continue to support the wider work and witness of our church in its support for many missionary endeavours and as it reaches out with the gospel in our cities, our towns and in many rural communities. We are extremely thankful for the generosity of all those who have contributed to the funds of the congregation by Standing Order, cheque donations or BACS transfer. We are also keenly aware that the protracted period of lockdown has denied those who prefer to contribute by weekly freewill offering envelopes an opportunity to do so. For those who wish to contribute in this way, a facility for doing so will be made available as per the following:
- On Wednesday 26th August and on Saturday 29th August the church hall on Kenneth Street will be open between 2.00 and 4.00pm to receive freewill offering envelopes.
- If you who wish to take advantage of this opportunity you should come along during these times, or arrange for a family member or a friend to deliver the envelopes on your behalf.
- You can also contact your district elder or deacon and arrange a time for one of them to collect the envelopes from your home.
- On arrival at the hall, a one way system will be in operation and you will enter by the main door and leave using the exit door at the far end of the hall.
- Wearing of face coverings is now mandatory and should be worn while you are inside the hall.
- Office bearers will be on hand to guide you towards the area for depositing the envelopes.
- Hand sanitisers will be available at both doors and it’s important that you maintain the recommended 2 metre social distancing on your arrival and while you are inside the hall.