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Covid-19 - Update October 2021

Dear Church Family

After our last Deacons meeting where we reviewed in detail the local COVID infection rates and hospitalisations, we now feel able to tell you about the plans we have formulated as we relax the COVID 19 social distancing and safety measures.

Our plan is that from this coming weekend ( Sunday 17th October ) we will be allowing you to make your own personal choice about wearing masks as you enter the church building whilst still asking you to continue to sanitise your hands as you enter and leave the building. We would also ask you to remember to be sensitive regarding other people’s concerns and vulnerabilities about their own health and safety.  We will not be taking names for the purpose of track and trace so if you want to continue to be involved in track and trace then we would encourage you to use the QR code on the table by the hand sanitiser.

For the time being we will still be asking you to put on a mask or face covering whilst you sing (except for those who are exempt) as singing increases the chance of infection. On that same note if you do find yourself suffering from any cold or flu like symptoms, please stay at home and make use of the Zoom facility which we will continue.

Our current plan is that from the 21st November we will be making the wearing of masks at church a matter of personal choice, including for singing, providing that local COVID circumstances and rates of infection stay low and Governmental or BU guidance does not change.

We know that there are some of you who are longing for the freedom to return to a full expression of our Sunday worship whether you have already returned on a Sunday morning or are joining us via ZOOM. We do pray that those of you who have not yet joined us in person on a Sunday morning will feel confident to do so in the very near future. Refreshments after the services will also resume as soon as we can get the kitchen crockery and equipment thoroughly cleaned and the equipment serviced and prepared for use.

Thank you so much for your patience in this matter and do please continue to pray for the safety of our church fellowship as we gather and if you do have any concerns, please contact one of the members of the Church Leadership Team.
 
Nathan and The Deacons
 

Online Services

For the foreseeable future we will continue to broadcast live on Zoom. If you don’t feel able to come to the building then please join us online from 10:35am each Sunday.

At the beginning and end of the service there will be a chance to chat with the other Zoom participants, although you will be muted during the service itself.

Please email longbuckbybaptist@gmail.com for details of the Zoom meeting.

Once a video recording of the sermon is available, you'll find a link to it on the church website at longbuckbybaptist.org.uk/sermon-video.
 

The Bridge International Emergency Appeal

We have some amazing news about the appeal - we have reached our target of £12,000! The Bridge International have started preparations to aim to start building as soon as possible. A huge thank you to all who have donated!

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There is a need to build a separate building for some extra children that have been “dropped off” at the orphanage without warning, which now makes the existing dormitory style building overcrowded. The new children are sleeping on the floor and there is not adequate bedding in some cases. In addition to this, there are many orphans waiting for a place who currently live at the local rubbish tip scavenging for food there.

Here is a video made by Eshwin and Timothy the overseers for the Good Shepherd home: https://youtu.be/fG4VgSDrrDM
 



You can give through BACS into the church account, but please put reference “The Bridge” or there are some gift envelopes in Church.

There is also a JustGiving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/thebridgezimbabwe.
 



 

Can we pray for you?

The church building may be closed but we are still here for the community. Place a card in the box attached to the noticeboard in front of the Baptist Church, on Long Buckby Market Place.

Feel comforted knowing that a small team will be praying for you and feel free to keep us updated. Be assured that your prayer requests & any information will be treated with confidence.

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News from Our BMS Partners

We support two couples, Linda & Tim Darby and Joe & Lois Ovenden,
who are working for BMS in Uganda.

 


 

Long Buckby Angels

Do you know anyone in Long Buckby that needs a little extra support? Or are you concerned about anyone in the village?

The Long Buckby Angels are here to help.

We are a team of volunteers who can help with e.g.
 

  • picking up shopping
  • posting mail
  • a friendly phone call
  • urgent supplies

If you think you or anyone else needs us then please either email us on longbuckbyangels@gmail.com or call us on 07594 316370 and leave a message.
 


 

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