COVID-19 UPDATE AND GUIDANCE

Over the course of the Coronavirus pandemic we have closely monitored and continue to follow advice given by Public Health England and want to assure you that we are taking all appropriate measures to ensure our whole church family is kept safe. Please read our COVID Risk Assessment hereWe have adapted our approach to include both online and onsite activity in accordance with these guidelines.

To stay updated with the latest, please sign up via our Newcomers Form.

 

KEY INFORMATION

SERVICES – Our in-person services will be limited to 50 pre-booked seats, which helps us maintain social distancing in our space. Multiple services will be available to accommodate as many people as possible. Masks are required, restrictions in place and careful procedure followed especially on entry and exit. Places of Worship are exempt from the governments ‘Rule of 6’ restrictions which were enforced on 14th September 2020, meaning we can gather in larger numbers together, but groups attending should do so in numbers of 6 or less. Services will still be streamed online for those unable to come along in person.

COLLECTIVES – Our Collectives (home-groups) will mostly meet online during this time every other week, although some may choose to meet in several smaller groups of 6 or less from time-to-time. To join a Collective please get in touch here.

PRAYER – Our Fearless Prayer events are taking place online every Wednesday morning and the occasional Wednesday evening. We will host one-off ‘Presence’ nights in the building as a time of worship as well as our termly Encounter Weeks. If you would like to receive personal prayer, please get in touch here.

COMMUNITY – We are working to provide for those in need in the surrounding area through our Lighthouse Responders. This involves food collection/distribution, signposting to services and the availability to talk with someone over the phone. Please visit Love Southampton directly or contact us here if you’re in need of support at this time.

 

OUR CHRISTIAN RESPONSE

Throughout the pandemic we have spent time to speak about our response and how we process the shifting situation around us. Listen back to the latest talks.

It is important we abide by the laws given in the land (1 Peter 2:13) and play our part in society to show God’s love to those around us.

Here are five important things to remember.

  1. Faith over fear. Jesus repeatedly asked his disciples ‘where is your faith?’
  2. Peace over panic. We don’t operate out of frenzy or selfishness but from a place of knowing God is still on the throne and still in control.
  3. Prayer for protection. We press forward in prayer day-by-day for protection, wisdom and guidance like never before.
  4. Gain and grow. In times of crisis and pressure we have the chance to grow. God’s Spirit lives in us and this may be a time of greater intimacy and growth for each one of us.
  5. Ready to respond. We have an opportunity to respond in love to those in need around us. Practically, emotionally and spiritually we can be the body of Christ to a hurting world.

Let’s remember our mission is to love God, be family together and to reach the world around us for Jesus and that doesn’t stop in this season. It is not our new building or services or events, but the people of God, living out the purposes of God.

COVID-19 UPDATE AND GUIDANCE

 

Over the course of the Coronavirus pandemic we have closely monitored and continue to follow advice given by Public Health England and want to assure you that we are taking all appropriate measures to ensure our whole church family is kept safe. Please read our COVID Risk Assessment hereWe have adapted our approach to include both online and onsite activity in accordance with these guidelines.

 

To stay updated with the latest, please sign up via our Newcomers Form.

 

KEY INFORMATION

 

SERVICES – Our in-person services will be limited to 50 pre-booked seats, which helps us maintain social distancing in our space. Multiple services will be available to accommodate as many people as possible. Masks are required, restrictions in place and careful procedure followed especially on entry and exit. Places of Worship are exempt from the governments ‘Rule of 6’ restrictions which were enforced on 14th September 2020, meaning we can gather in larger numbers together, but groups attending should do so in numbers of 6 or less. Services will still be streamed online for those unable to come along in person.

 

COLLECTIVES – Our Collectives (home-groups) will mostly meet online during this time every other week, although some may choose to meet in several smaller groups of 6 or less from time-to-time. To join a Collective please get in touch here.

 

PRAYER – Our Fearless Prayer events are taking place online every Wednesday morning and the occasional Wednesday evening. We will host one-off ‘Presence’ nights in the building as a time of worship as well as our termly Encounter Weeks. If you would like to receive personal prayer, please get in touch here.

 

COMMUNITY – We are working to provide for those in need in the surrounding area through our Lighthouse Responders. This involves food collection/distribution, signposting to services and the availability to talk with someone over the phone. Please visit Love Southampton directly or contact us here if you’re in need of support at this time.

 

OUR CHRISTIAN RESPONSE

 

Throughout the pandemic we have spent time to speak about our response and how we process the shifting situation around us. Listen back to the latest talks.

 

It is important we abide by the laws given in the land (1 Peter 2:13) and play our part in society to show God’s love to those around us.

 

Here are five important things to remember.

  1. Faith over fear. Jesus repeatedly asked his disciples ‘where is your faith?’
  2. Peace over panic. We don’t operate out of frenzy or selfishness but from a place of knowing God is still on the throne and still in control.
  3. Prayer for protection. We press forward in prayer day-by-day for protection, wisdom and guidance like never before.
  4. Gain and grow. In times of crisis and pressure we have the chance to grow. God’s Spirit lives in us and this may be a time of greater intimacy and growth for each one of us.
  5. Ready to respond. We have an opportunity to respond in love to those in need around us. Practically, emotionally and spiritually we can be the body of Christ to a hurting world.

 

Let’s remember our mission is to love God, be family together and to reach the world around us for Jesus and that doesn’t stop in this season. It is not our new building or services or events, but the people of God, living out the purposes of God.