Due to the current COVID-19 situation all Church Services and activities have been cancelled for at least the next 7 days in response to the lockdown for all regional NSW from 5pm Saturday, 14th August 2021.
A decision will be made on Monday, 16th August, by our CVID-19 Response Team, about the planned Congregational meeting and luncheon on the 22nd August.
An update will be made on Saturday, 21st August with regard to next week’s Church services and activities for the following week.
“Physical distance – Social connection – Community care”
The COVID-19 Response Team met last week and decided the on following:
- Do not come to church if you are unwell or have been in the Greater Sydney Area in the last 14 days.
- Make sure you are sitting at least 1.5m from anyone else unless they are part of your household.
- Masks must be worn.
- Unfortunately we can’t sing or have morning tea.
- As much as we like to see our church family on Sundays we are asking that you don’t congregate either before or after the service. Please leave immediately the service has finished.
This week most groups begin meeting again. If you meet in a home you can only have a maximum of 5 visitors.
Groups are welcome to use spaces at the Church where the numbers are limited by the 4 square metre rule. You will need to ring Brian to book or you can contact Julie to set up zoom link for your group.
At this stage the COVID-19 Response Team will monitor the situation and will make decisions week by week or if the situation changes.
We really appreciate the willingness of the congregation to put themselves out to help keep us all safe.
The café will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00pm – 2:00pm and will offer a free hot meal to anyone who needs one. Guests will also be able to get warm sleeping bags and clothes if required.
If you would be interested in volunteering at the café there will be a one hour training session at 7:00pm on Thursday 6 May in the Activities Hall. If you would like to attend please click here to email Julie.
Unfortunately Bathurst Uniting won’t be running a Shelter this year as the rules have changed for the Charles Sturt University students, so they can’t come and we don’t think we’ll get the 100 or so volunteers we would need to run for 4 months. However, the good news is that this frees us up to do lots of other programs to help some of the most disadvantaged in our community.