UPDATE: Due to the increased spread of COVID-19, we have decided at present to close our doors for worship. We will review this regularly over the coming weeks and will look at re-opening as soon as is sensible, i.e. when the number of infections is heading in the right direction. From Jan 10th, we will seek to have a small team at GFC to facilitate ‘livestreaming’ via Zoom. If you would like further details, please click here to contact us.
The morning sermon will be recorded and available to view each week by the evening. Should you be unable to join via Zoom, we would encourage you to maintain your regular routine by accessing this as part of an act of worship – click here to visit the YouTube channel. We are emailing people on the church directory this link each week, together with a bible reading and some questions that you might like to consider or, better still, discuss with someone else. The writer of Hebrews encourages his readers: ‘Let us not give up meeting together’ (10:25), and we shall need to be creative in how we do that!
Of course, being part of a church family doesn’t just involve coming along on a Sunday, for as members of one family we are to be there for each other too. So please do let us or your small group leader, if you’re part of one of our small groups, know if there is anything that the wider church family can help you with at this time. If you are self-isolating, it would be helpful to know, and if you need any practical assistance, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Obviously the current situation is affecting many others within our communities and there will be ways in which we can support those who are particularly vulnerable at this time. For example, we would still seek to be a drop-off point for the Foodbank. Donations can be left at the Manse, or deposited in a box which can be found in the porch of St Thomas’ Church. Other local initiatives are also underway and we will seek to circulate more details of these in due course.
Finally, do continue to pray! Pray that the Lord will be gracious to us through these difficult times; that his hand will be especially upon the most vulnerable within our church and communities; and that through these days of much uncertainty people might experience their hearts being turned towards the living God.
May the light of Christ shine through his people!