Hi Brothers and sisters, as you guys know the UK Government has started to talk about loosening and easing lockdown restrictions for places of worship and churches and they will be announcing more in the coming days. But we also know that some of the restrictions that they have suggested already, would be things like no singing and also social distancing measures in place of one plus metre. Now of course, in our church premises that would be quite hard to do, and of course the form of what worship would look like would be very different. So, we’re still not making any firm decisions on when church might resume in 14 Upper Gough Street, and we’re still asking you to continue to help us keep that in prayer. In the meantime we’ll still be keen to have worship online using the bcec.online.church platform, and also having our LifeGroups online. As we learn more about how the government and how the nation is faring with the battle against COVID-19, we’ll continue to make adjustments along the way. But what would really help us now during this time is also if you would help fill out this survey, which will just give us a little bit more information about how you’re feeling about our return to a church premise for worship. That’s also give us an update on how you are doing as well. And so, our church can be better prepared to know how to serve and minister to you as well during this time. So if you could please fill out that survey that would really help us a great deal in terms of gathering data for making a good approach, back to when we and how we will resume services that. Thank you very much. And again we continue to ask you to keep praying for one another, caring for one another and blessing one another. See you guys soon.
This week, as a special episode of the BCEC Online, we’ll be going through a little booklet called My Heart Christ’s Home. As a way to also help the family and kids stay engaged, you can download a little worksheet and colouring page for them. And hopefully you can have some conversations with them over dinner, or before bed about Jesus making a home in their lives too.
It’s beautiful seeing God’s Word written beautifully. The expression of a verse, the writing of a psalm, the phrasing of verse visualised is something that can help us appreciate God and be reminded of His words.
Writing / drawing out my ‘spiritual timeline’ is something that I started doing following a sermon I heard at BCEC titled Spiritual Development Milestones (from 13 October 2013). A spiritual timeline is a timeline of your life, but instead of focusing on key life events – such as your first day at school, the first time you went to the seaside, your wedding, etc. – this timeline focuses on the events in your life where you have seen God at work and which have helped to reinforce your faith.
It was so great to see so many churches exploring new technologies. As we continue to pray for the situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, and churches try and find the way to continue to provide support for communities around us, we thought it would be good to share how we did things this past Sunday. We are all trying our best to figure out how to use and leverage these different technologies, so this is just to share what methods that we’ve used. If you’ve got ideas be sure to share them as well!
TL;DR: Love Your Neighbour. Spiritually draw close, Social physically distance. BCEC Sunday Services are online only. Minimize group meetings unless necessary.
Last Updated 19 March 2020
This is the Pastoral Team’s proposal to deal with the rising epidemic of COVID-19. We understand that different members of the congregation will have different feelings and concerns about it, and we hope this document will help the congregation members to know the church’s plans now and going forward.
It’s that time of the year again, no not Christmas, but the lead up to Easter. It’s something we like to call Lent in the church circles. And in our church, we love to partake in a church-wide reading during the Lent season. This year, Lent officially begins Wednesday 26th February and ends Easter Sunday 12th April.