Thursday 26th March 2020
In this first video, in a series of three, Rev. John Hookway invites us to look at the promises in God's word and how they impact us.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update:
Message from Rev John Hookway 25th March 2020
I pray that you are well in this unique time. We are all finding ourselves required to react to instructions from our leaders and it is no different for vicars! Even since Sunday’s live transmission from the church, the rules have changed; on Sunday I was supported in church by three people “behind the scenes”, as you may be aware, the Archbishops and Bishop’s have instructed us to close the church building until further notice and to transmit from home instead.
Additionally, all of our office team are now working from home instead of gathering in the church centre. They are all active via their email in the usual way however.
As we know the people of God are more than a building, we are a praying, living community, therefore, with so much information flying around, let me clarify how we are going to move forward. I am going to do two main transmissions each week:
Thursdays at 1200, We will post a short pre recorded video each week concentrating on God’s promises.
Sundays at 1000. Live stream. www.christchurchware.co.uk/live-stream
We will initially follow the pattern from last week except it will be from my office and my support team will be “virtually” helping me! We were so delighted with the response to the transmission and the numbers who watched.
Our approach is one of calmness in the storm, hopeful and secure in our God. As the situation moves forward, I may well arrange for other resources to be posted via our social media to help us maintain and develop our faith.
In the meantime, may the Lord continue to grant you His peace.
With my prayers
Please see the latest video update below, giving the latest details and message from John for us as a community. Please also find below the details of how to join us on our live stream on Sunday morning at 10am. Grab a coffee and enjoy!
We are endeavouring to keep the office open in small way but the best way to be in touch is via email: firstname.lastname@example.org Please do not come to the office in person.
Jess is developing some resources for families so that they can be supported in their faith, to pray and learn together. Further details to follow.
The Youth Team is also looking at ways to support the young people and is exploring the possibility of a space on-line on Wednesday and Thursday evenings at the normal group times. Look out for further details.
Can can continue to to be praying for each other and we are arranging for some phone calls.
Please do continue to check out our Facebook page and this website: www.christchurchware.co.uk
With our prayers and best wishes.
John and the team.