Kirk Session has been busy working out a plan for a safe return to Church. We have been scrutinising the current guide lines from both the Stormont Executive and the General Council of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. The conclusion that the Kirk Session has reached is that we will plan to reopen for Sunday morning worship on Sunday 13th September at 11am. This is very much a provisional date dependent on Covid-19 conditions.
We are required to adhere to the 2 metre distance rule (except for families) & seating will be controlled by the Elder on duty each Sunday. Masks are recommended but not mandatory, a ‘one way’ system will operate in the body of the Church and the gallery will not be available. Hand sanitisers will be provided, there will be no congregational singing and the service will be shorter than usual, about 35min. A staggered leaving process will operate at the end of the service.
Our online worship & telephone services will continue on YouTube by searching for Whitehead Presbyterian Church Community, on Facebook by searching Cairncastle Presbyterian Church or by phone on 02893447218
Please don’t forget in the middle of all this that we are still Church. Our Father God is still on the Throne, Jesus Christ is still raised from the dead, and the Holy Spirit is still actively teaching us and encouraging us and empowering us to be a blessing to friends and neighbours and to demonstrate the costly love of Christ.
Keep an eye on Whitehead’s Facebook page as well as Cairncastle’s.
Whitehead Presbyterian has developed some online worship resources which you will be able to access through that page. This will include a short online weekly worship service which will be posted on YouTube at 11am on Sunday mornings, with prayers, music, bible readings etc.
This Service can also be listened to on a phone by dialing 02893447218.
Whatever you do please keep safe and pay particular attention to what the Government experts tell us to do. I believe that by working together and supporting one another we can come through these difficult times and begin, hopefully with a new minister, another chapter in the life of Cairncastle Presbyterian.
As well as keeping in touch through Cairncastle’s and Whitehead’s Facebook pages and websites there are many other churches which will be providing Sunday worship and even daily thoughts for the day. Most of these can be accessed through the Churches website which can be googled. For example St Patricks will be doing a weekly service on Sundays.
We will pass on as much information as we can to you and you can keep in touch through your elder whose contact details you will see below. Get in touch and let them know your contact details as well and if you need anything please ask!
FRIENDSHIP CLUB: ….. suspended!!
THIS MEETING SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY 17TH MARCH REGRETABLY HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS. Next meeting will be held as usual on 21st April. We want to run a Bible Club/Messy Church on the Sunday afternoons in June. This can ONLY happen if there are sufficient helpers. The meeting on WEDNESDAY 25TH MARCH at 7pm in the church hall has been cancelled!