In light of the Prime Minister’s announcement banning enclosed gatherings in excess of 100 people, the Archbishop of Sydney has decided that the Anglican Church in Sydney should suspend all public church gatherings until further notice. This includes kids club and youth groups.
Small groups however will continue to meet
Sunday services will no longer be meeting in our church building. Kids Club, Youth Group and We Belong will also be suspended until further notice. This is in line with the Australian government and the Sydney Anglican diocese recommendations*.
From now on, NEAC church services will be streamed online at https://www.neac.com.au/sunday
/ at 10am and 6.30pm on Sunday
We encourage people to gather together at 10am and 6.30pm in their small group locations to form ‘watching parties’. Get together as a small group, set up the website on a laptop or television and do church together. This way we can continue to enjoy fellowship and community together, in smaller gatherings, while being encouraged from the Bible.
For the younger members of your families, Lil Church will be filmed and be available online with activities so that your children can still be learning about Jesus.
*Read more of the Archbishop’s remarks
Offer practical help to those in isolation
Jesus calls us to be a people who love our neighbour, more than ourselves. This time of uncertainty, is not a time to be focussing inward, but an opportunity to share God’s overwhelming love with those around us.
Letter box those around you, offering practical support to those in isolation. Offer to pick up groceries or even just a friendly phone call, to those who are isolated. Write a personal letter you could deliver to your neighbour’s letter boxes or use these flyers
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at (02) 9557 2043
NEAC will be continuing to follow the recommendations of the NSW Government throughout this period. If you would you like more information about COVID-19 please go to http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/alerts/Pages/coronavirus-faqs.aspx