Dear all, we thought it would be good to share with you our thoughts and plans for reopening and in person gathering here at Bridge Chapel. During August, we had planned for some in person prayer meetings with a limited capacity in line with the government guidelines.
However, with the recent changes in restrictions, we think it is wise to postpone any in person gathering.
We understand that this news is disappointing, and we share your sadness and disappointment at not being able to gather. We are all in this together! We want you to know that we are following the advice and guidelines from the government and of medial experts to keep our team, volunteers and community safe. We are also monitoring the situation daily and will respond according to chnges in the guidelines.
For us, this decision not to gather is a pastoral one.
As outlined above, we will not have any in-person events or ministries for the foreseeable future. Og course, this doesn’t mean that our ministry will stop. In fact, as you know, Bridge has been active in care, ministry and community support. Our mission and vision, GEM, continues to go forward. The gospel message is not subject to a virus!
It has been a time of learning new ways to connect and we have worked to use the technology available to us to stream our services (Bridge To Home
) and produce Thought for Today, The Bridge Podcast, run Christianity Explored and have weekly video updates.
We are aware that this not ideal, but we are thankful that we can use the technology for the encouragement of God’s people and to share the gospel. You can always find out the latest about what’s happening on our website.
Thinking a little further head, we are planning how our ministry may look as we move into Autumn….
Growth Groups- will continue to meet throughout August at the discretion of their leaders and members.
New series-from September in Ephesians (resources will be with GG leaders very soon).
Christianity Explored– will run again from 1st October.
Youth and Children– we have a plan for the work to resume along with school reopening.
BBC courses– as follow on to Christianity explored (possibly Bible Overview and doctrine)
As you would expect, some of these details could change at short notice.
We cherish and miss our gathering together. We want to meet again as soon as it is safe and responsible to do so. As we have said from the start of this pandemic, we want to be a part of slowing the spread of coronavirus and protecting our church and local communities.
We thank God for you and that the work of the gospel is alive and well at Bridge Chapel!
We will continue to provide regular video updates, along with the new bulletin, on what’s going on in the life of our church.
We will let you know any plans to gather again when we can do so in a safe and appropriate way.
With much love
On behalf of the elders
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