Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
January 8th 2021
Here we find ourselves again, from today we have been instructed to close our church building for services, not meeting again until 7th Feb, subject to review later this month.
I must be honest and say that I have taken this announcement re church closure harder than I expected, while I understand the concerns, I will really miss sharing in worship with you. While we greet the next few weeks, which we have been told will be difficult and challenging, I would say again what has become a bit of a mantra of mine- ‘This too will come to pass’. I recently was reminded of the story ‘The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse’ by Charlie Mackey, and this quotation which really touched my heart- ‘”We have a long way to go” sighed the boy. “Yes, but look how far we have come” said the horse.’
Below is some info about what we hope to do over the next few weeks,
All being well, you will hear from you elder or committee rep, if you don’t hear anything or have any concerns whatsoever please don’t hesitate to give me a shout.
An Update will be emailed out each Friday (from next week) and delivered to folk who don’t have internet connection or an easy way of accessing it.
We hope to do something new this time around, each Thursday evening we will upload a recording of a little midweek- ‘Together on Thursday’. This will include a few musical items, prayer, reading and devotion- looking at bits of 2 Corinthians ch1 & 2. This is not a replacement of our Sunday service but an additional opportunity to share in for the next while.
The Zoom Bible Study, kicks off again on Monday evening (11th) at 7pm, this runs weekly and is very relaxed, no one is asked to pray and you don’t even have to speak! We have had a good group and it’s great that more folk have asked to join this time around. If your New Year resolution is to learn more about the Bible, which is a good resolution to adopt, this is a great way to stick to it! This time around we will be studying the Gospel of Luke together. Please get in touch if you would like to join in.
Open Church will still be on, each Friday morning 10:30- 12noon and John will play the organ for a portion of that time. The opportunity to leave off offering envelops will be available.
Bible Class will continue on Zoom from Sunday 17th, Susan will be in touch with details, all p7 and up are welcome, so if there is anyone who hasn’t joined in yet it would be great to have them, please get in touch.
But Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house. And we are his house, if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory.
God bless you all,
Please note that open church will continue to run as normal.
Cregagh Presbyterian Church is an active and family friendly congregation in Belfast at the heart of the Community on the Cregagh Road, midway between a busy shopping area and a residential neighbourhood. We aim to ‘Love God and Love our Neighbour’ by being willing to hear God speak and serve Him obediently in our homes, in our work, in our leisure and in our community.
If you’re checking out church for the first time or just looking for a new one we have a place for you.
With Special Services and Events throughout the year, and numerous organisations there are plenty of opportunities to grow, get involved, and serve.
We recently unveiled our Vision for Cregagh document, click here to find out more.
Sunday Morning services are at 10am and 12noon.
Still have questions? Please contact us.