Date: 16 December 2020
From Senior Ministers Rob and Christie Buckingham
Thank you for staying strong with us through 2020. What a year it has been, and yet The Lord is bringing us through as gold refined by fire (1 Peter 1:7).
I would like to update you on where we are at, as we move into a New Year and a new normal.
On the weekends of December 26/27, January 2/3 & 9/10, we encourage you to engage with Bayside Church Online: Sat 6 pm and Sun 9 am. Why not be creative and reach out to others in your local area? You could invite them to your home to watch Bayside Church Online, discuss the message, pray together, and finish with a meal.
In-person gatherings will recommence on January 17. At first, we will have one weekly Sunday gathering at 10 am at the Bayside Centre, Cheltenham. This will include three programs for children’s ministry (Bayside Buddies, Kidz Rock, and Intensity). From the beginning of Term Two (April 24), the aim will be to recommence the Saturday evening service depending on numbers, and volunteer resources.
One of the things that have always impressed me about our church is your servant’s hearts. There are many ways to serve the Lord alongside your church family. To find out how click here. With some people unable to attend an inside gathering because of health concerns, we really need others to step up and help. We need ushers, sound operators, singers and musicians, camera and multi-media operators, and baristas. Training is available.
Christie and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy and holy Christmas as well as God’s very best for the New Year. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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