長老議會通告 Session Notice

長老議會通告 – 有關面對新冠狀病毒的最新措施及指引

二零二零年三月十九日

 

鑒於最近疫情發展迅速, 加上聯邦政府對集體聚會的新建議,長老議會經過商討後,決定採取以下抗疫措施:

 

1. 主日崇拜

由3月22日起,停止所有在教會舉行的集體崇拜,包括兒童主日學和Extreme。早上普通話和廣東話崇拜,將會分別在 9:30 和11:15,使用互聯網,現場直播 live streaming ,讓肢體們,可以透過視像一起崇拜。同時在下午5:15,將會重播早上廣東話崇拜。

如有肢體不懂得使用互聯網,請與教會辦公室聯絡,我們會從旁協助。

鼓勵會眾採用定期銀行轉賬方式奉獻,教會亦會新增網上信用咭奉獻的安排。

 

2. 會友大會

3月29日會友大會將會透過視像,以現場直播方式 live streaming 如期舉行,詳情容後公佈。

 

教會將會密切注意疫情的發展和配合政府的防疫指引,並作出檢討和靈活應對的措施。

面對疫情引發的各種挑戰,在不安的前景中,更多與神親近,體察神愛我們的心意和獨特的使命,願神賜我們有平安的心,並且以愛心去服侍有需要的肢體和鄰舍。

耶穌基督說,我們世上有苦難,但祂叫我們放心,因為耶穌基督已經勝了世界 (約16:33)

 

楊家聲

長老議會書記

天恩華人長老會

 

 

Session Notice in Response to Current Situation of COVID-19 (For Chinese Congregation)
19 March 2020

Amidst the rapid development of the Coronavirus outbreak, and the directives recently released by the Australian Government about limits on organised gatherings, the Chinese Session responded with the following update to manage the safety of our Ministry, members, staffs and their family:

 

1. Sunday Services
We will cancel all Sunday Services at the premises including Sunday schools and Extreme. The 9:30 Mandarin and 11:15 Cantonese services will be live-streamed to allow the congregation to worship together through the internet. The 5:15 Cantonese service will use the playback recording from the 11:15 service.

Should anyone have questions or challenges to accessing the live-streaming, please contact the church office for assistance.

In addition to this, we encourage members to utilise bank transfer or other methods, such as credit cards, in respect of offertory, and other donations. Credit card offering method will be announced in due course.

 

2. 2020 Annual General Meeting (‘AGM’)
We will hold our AGM on Sunday, 29 March through live-streaming. Details of voting method will be announced in due course.

 

We will provide further updates including all of the implications across GracePoint as the COVID-19 situation unfolds.

In face of the challenges and the uncertainty caused by this pandemic, let us draw closer to God, discern His love for us and recognize our unique missions. May God grant us a peaceful heart, enable us to serve our brothers, sisters and neighbors who are in need with love.

Jesus said, ‘…In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.’
John 16:33b

 

Thomas Yeung
Chinese Session Secretary
GracePoint Chinese Presbyterian Church