2020 – OUR YEAR OF KNOWING GOD MORE
Remember that this is OUR YEAR OF KNOWING GOD MORE
This year, this month, as we journey on, may we know Him the more and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings and be made conformable unto His death in the name of Jesus.
Welcome to the Month of August 2020
Today is the thirty-first Sunday in the year 2020.
This month has been tagged “OUR MONTH OF GRACE AND GLORY.”
Bible passages: Psalm 84:11, John 17:22, 2 Corinthians 3:18
Today is the 1st Sunday of this month of August. You are welcome to our thanksgiving service.
As you are aware, The government of Finland has permitted group meetings of 50 people. Therefore, the church has resumed but with special guidelines. The guidelines can be found on the members’ WhatsApp platform and here in general notifications. Details of every meeting will be communicated through Whatsapp and Facebook.
The Teenagers fellowship holds every week on Wednesdays via zoom. Details of the meeting will be communicated via the group’s and the church’s platform.
For now, we will be having 1 midweek service, alternating between Bible study and prayer meeting.
This week, we shall be having our Bible study.
- On Tuesday, we shall continue with our Book study of 2 Corinthians. We are studying chapter 5. The time is 7-8 pm.
Our PUSH edition for this month of August holds on Thursday the 6th through Friday the 7th of August, 2020.
- Theme: BEHOLDING HIS GLORY (2 Corinthians 3:18)
- Time: 7 -8:30 pm
- Friday: Communion service
Ministers and Heads of Departments meeting will be held on Saturday the 15th of August, 2020.
- Time: 5 pm
- Venue: Zoom
Our Evangelism week scheduled for this month will be on hold for now.
Please, remember to fill up the vow leaflet. Write your name on it and return to the ushers once you’re done. If you don’t have a copy, ensure to ask the ushers for one.
Ministers’ and workers’ meeting holds every Saturday evening by 7 pm via Zoom. Details of every meeting will be communicated through our WhatsApp platform.
We have some children’s clothes and shoes as give away. If you are interested, please be free to take as many as you wish.
Let us all learn to be our brother’s and sister’s keeper. When you notice someone is missing from Church, please call or message them. God bless you as you do so in Jesus name.
The government of Finland has permitted group meetings of 50 people. Church resumes today but with special guidelines. Here is a list of guidelines to follow so our church is safe for worship.
- Church resumes on the 5th of July, 2020. The service will start by 11 am till 1 pm (2 hours). This will be a Special celebration service tagged “the triumphant reentry”.
Note that the service will start by 11am on the dot. So please come early so you can get ready in time.
- Automatic dispensers: At the church entrance and in the toilets, there will be automatic dispensers. Wash and disinfect your hands immediately you arrive. An usher will be on hand to give directions. Please listen to him/her.
- Patience: Patiently wait your turn at the corridor to hang you jackets, etc. The area is small and we still need to have some form of distancing.
- Church seats: The seats in the church hall will be arranged in a way that encourages social distancing. The seat next to you will be at least 2 meters away. Please do not make any adjustments to the sitting arrangement.
- Shaking hands: Avoid handshakes as much as possible. Disinfect your hands afterwards if you do.
- Children: Children of 6 years and above will sit in the adult church while age 5 and below will be in the children department. This is done to encourage distancing among the children as well.
- Live broadcast: We will continue to broadcast our services and use zoom to encourage the participation of those who may be unable to make it to church.
- Mid-week services: We shall hold one mid-week service per week, alternating between Bible study and prayer meeting.
- Toilet use: Wipes will be provided for the toilets. Wipe the surfaces of the seat and toilet fixtures before and after use. Remember to wash & disinfect your hands.
- Face masks: Face masks and hand gloves will be available for older members (age 50+) and anyone who may be interesting in using them.
- Toys: Children’s toys in the children department will be taken away for now.
- Offerings: All our givings (offerings, tithe, etc) should be done preferably online for now using the church’s account details. Please ask if you do not have the details. You could give cash if online is impossible for you.
- Snacks & food: Our “after-the-service-welfare package” (snacks, food, drinks) will be on hold for now.
Note: These modifications and provisions are not to create any fear in us or add to any existing fear rather it is to play our part as individuals and as a responsible organization in inhibiting the spread of the virus and as well ensure that we meet up with the guidelines for reopening of churches. May the Lord heal our land completely in Jesus name (amen).