Bethel Homecoming

18 Jul 20

a new season

Hello! I am so pleased to let you know that after the Welsh Government’s latest announcement regarding places of worship, the way in which we are currently doing all our services will be changing for the better.  

I believe that we are entering a new season and there are exciting times ahead for us as a church as we realise our new vision of ‘Building People and Building Community’. So, for the next few weeks things will look and feel a little different . 

Safely, Sensibly & spiritually

The guidelines state that “faith leaders can begin to gradually resume services when they are ready to do so safely”. That means we will be doing this at our own pace: safely, sensibly and spiritually.

As leaders we have prayed, discussed and risk assessed how we, as a fellowship, will move forward. We will be doing this with a balance of both online and gathering together in our building. Within the Government guidelines there is still a restriction on singing, so our Sunday services will continue to be online at 3pm for the next few weeks, but these will look and feel different as they will be broadcast from Havelock Church with a small worship team and some leaders.

A place to Gather together

During the week we will be holding a Prayer & Praise service starting Tuesday evening 21st July at 7pm. This will be held in the Havelock Church building and will be our opportunity to gather together to pray and share testimonies.

Due to the social distancing rules we can only accommodate 30 people, some of these spaces can be occupied by family households who can obviously sit together (slightly increasing the total number).

There will have to be a registration process to register as an individual or as a family, as we are required to keep a record for 21 days of all those who attend each service in case there is a local outbreak of Covid-19. Head to the ‘Connect’ page for more information.

We will be operating a one-way system to enter and exit, antibacterial gel will be provided when you enter and exit, and the toilets will only be used in an emergency.

We are also looking into meeting safely in the shell of our old building (weather permitting).

keeping each other safe

Face coverings are not compulsory, but I would recommend wearing one. If you have COVID-19 symptoms, we ask you to stay at home and join us for our online service at 3pm on a Sunday. For those people who are shielding please abide by Government guidelines.

The Government’s advice on Covid-19 is constantly being updated and we will update our guidance accordingly

God bless you all, I cannot wait for you to join us again on Sunday and in person on Tuesday!

Pastor Andrew

If you have any questions about how we’ll be transitioning back to in-person services, please let us know at community@bethelnewport.co.uk and one of our team will be in touch!