Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Update 18th March 2020

Dear City North family,

By now, you are likely aware that the Prime Minister today announced further restrictions on social gatherings which included a ban on indoor gatherings of more than 100 people. This ban is effective immediately and could last for several months. We understand that these restrictions are designed to limit the spread of the Coronavirus and protect the most vulnerable members of our community.

What does this mean for City North?

  • Both our on-site Sunday services including Kids Church, Jnr Kids Church, Nursery and Teenchurch will be cancelled until further notice.
  • Other ministries are being reviewed on a case-by-case basis. If you are involved in those ministries you will receive further information from the respective leader of that ministry.
  • The church leadership are working on a plan to move some aspects of our services “online”, including a new weekly message, beginning this weekend. We’re expecting that the City North family will be gathered in many and various ways across our city this Sunday to hear God’s word taught, pray and sing together. An additional email will be sent on Friday 20th March, explaining how this will work. Stay tuned!

How can I stay in touch?

We will be using the channels of email, Facebook and the church website to communicate with the church in the coming months. If you know of someone who does not receive this email, please let Bronwyn Burgess, our Church Administrator know (administrator@citynorthbaptist.com). You can also “Like” our church Facebook page to receive regular updates.

What if I need help?

We want to do our best to care for one another during this time by providing prayer, pastoral care and practical support. Please let us know if you, or anyone else you know becomes unwell, is self-isolating by choice or necessity, or is experiencing food shortages or financial hardship. You can do this by contacting one of the pastors directly, messaging the church here on Facebook, or sending an email to office@citynorthbaptist.com.

Please keep the church leaders in your prayers as they seek to discern a way forward in this difficult time and implement the necessary changes.