Welcome to St Paul’s!
We are so glad you can join us for church this weekend. After a long season of not being able to gather in person, we know there may be some uncertainty about what to expect as you come back. We hope the info below helps to ease any worries for you! Have a read, and if you would like to chat to one of our staff team please get in touch with us by calling 8858 1111 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We can’t tell you how much we are looking forward to welcoming our church family back into the building
REGISTRATIONS OPEN AT 3PM EACH TUESDAY
Registration is required for our 10am, 5pm and 7pm services
WHICH SERVICES WILL BE MEETING IN PERSON?
All four of our services are now back in person (8am, 10am, 5pm and 7pm). We can now have 180 people attending each of these services.
HOW DO WE REGISTER?
Simply select your service above, choose your number of tickets, and make sure to enter each family member name. If you are registering on behalf of other attendees, you will need to enter each of their names. If you will have children in church with you, any age, they will need to be registered as a church congregation member.
I AM A VOLUNTEER, DO I NEED TO REGISTER?
YES – Anyone serving in these roles such as music, production, welcoming etc will need to be register.
WHAT TIME SHOULD WE ARRIVE?
In this Covid season, there will be a registration and check-in process as you arrive at church. For this reason, it may take us a little longer to get everyone into church, so we ask that you arrive 20 mins before the service
WHAT DO WE DO WHEN WE ARRIVE?
If in doubt, follow the lead of our welcoming team and Covid marshals (you will spot them by their lanyards or marshal vests)
WHAT HAS CHANGED INSIDE THE CHURCH BUILDING?
Don’t worry, it is still your church home!
WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT DURING THE SERVICE?
God’s people gathered, to pray together, open His word, worship Him, and be in community with the body of believers!
WHAT WILL BE HAPPENING IN OUR KIDS PROGRAM?
The great news is that for our kids, church will feel pretty ‘normal’.
CAN WE SING?
YES – From Feb 26, up to 30 song leaders/performers/choir members can sing indoors. They are to be 1.5 metres from each other, facing the same direction and at least 5 metres from the congregation. The congregation can participate in the singing. This will mean that the 4m2 rule is in force and all congregation members must wear masks whether singing or not, during the duration of the songs.
DO WE NEED TO WEAR MASKS?
YES – everyone in the building will need to wear masks for the duration of the songs.
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WHAT OTHER SPECIFIC COVID REQUIREMENTS SHOULD WE BE AWARE OF?
We ask that you practise good personal hygiene, and sanitise your hands on arrival – there will be hand sanitiser at all rego desks, entries and exits of the church, and on wall brackets around the site. Please socially distance and keep 1.5m apart from anyone not part of your household. Do not attend church if you are feeling unwell and experiencing any symptoms.
We know this will be hard after not seeing each other for so long, but you will need to refrain from physical greetings.
If you have registered, but cannot attend for health reasons, please let us know as soon as practically possible, so that we can open up your seat to others wanting to attend. You can cancel your own tickets up until 24 hours before the service you have booked. After that time, please email email@example.com and let Rachael know that you are no longer able to attend.
WILL WE BE CELEBRATING COMMUNION?
No, at this time we will not be participating in the Lord’s Supper at any of our services.
WILL WE BE COLLECTING OFFERTORY?
We encourage you to continue giving online via EFT or Pushpay where possible www.stpauls.church/give
There is now a red box near the main entry into the church where you can place your cash offertory.
Thank you for your generosity in continuing to support our work locally and globally.
WILL MALACCIS COFFEE BE RUNNING?
No, not for the moment.
As we are able to, we look forward to opening Malaccis, however to avoid mingling and congregating, and to be as safe as possible, we will not be open.
WHY DO WE NEED TO REGISTER? HOW OFTEN CAN WE ATTEND?
With the latest restrictions in place, our building has capacity for 180 congregation members.
You are welcome to attend as often as you like, however, if you have recently attended a service we ask that you hold off booking your tickets until the Friday before, to give others a chance to register who may not have attended for a few weeks.
WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH LIVE SITES?
In line with current NSW Health recommendations, you may have 30 visitors are permitted per household. If you would like to continue your Live Site, please do so in line with these restrictions.
THIS IS ALL SOUNDING A BIT OVERWHELMING.
We agree. It is a strange season we find ourselves in. It is very likely that we are all going to feel a bit weird as we begin gathering in person again.
Though as the old King James Version bible translation puts it, “you are a peculiar people”. 1 Peter 2:9. And so, we will be in the right setting.
Our hope is that as we see familiar smiling faces, a sense of normality and relief will help our worries to dissipate! However, this may not be the case for all of you, and we want you to know our staff team are here to chat with you and make you feel comfortable, please come and talk to us.
We are also glad to let you know that we will have Care teams at our services to pray with you, or offer any support you need – they will have lanyards on so you can spot them.
We look forward to seeing you on Sundays!
Please let our staff team know if you have any questions or concerns