Dear <<First Name>>,
Merry Christmas and many blessings! Christmas Day has passed, but we are still in the season of Christmas until we celebrate the arrival of the magi (or "wise men") on Epiphany. I pray that this season has sparked your awareness of God's presence as you have celebrated the Word made flesh at Christ's birth. And I hope that you've also seen and heard the presence of God in the familiar carols, the sparkling lights, the stories of generosity, and the smiles of family and strangers alike.
This Sunday we will mark Epiphany together and we will join with the magi in searching for Jesus, trying to follow the stars that might lead us there once again. I hope that you will join us in person or online to begin a new year by looking ahead to where God will meet you along the way.
With the news that no new COVID restrictions will be imposed before the end of the year, our plans remain unchanged to gather BOTH onsite and online for the coming weeks. However, we still urge your own caution and personal risk assessment alongside conducting a home lateral flow test before attending services in person. We do not provide proof of a negative test, but ask you to please take this step to protect the vulnerable among us. All our other safety protocols remain in place, as you can see in detail below.
Whether you can join us in the sanctuary, on Sunday morning via livestream, or any other time on YouTube, we wish you a happy New Year and look forward to joining you in worship and prayer.
As always, your ministry team is here to support you and offer prayer and assistance the best we can. Should you find yourself isolating or in need as more of our neighbours are testing positive, please reach out to us. Our contact details are below.