02 Jun PRESS RELEASE: Gradual re-opening of Rhema West Church activities
We are deeply grateful to President Cyril Ramaphosa and the National Disaster Command Council for acknowledging the role of the faith community in South Africa. We appreciate the opportunity afforded pastors to more effectively encourage, counsel, and practically assist the people of the nation as essential service providers.
In order to adhere to the Level 3 Lockdown Regulations, we will continue with ONLINE services and limit our on-site audience to a maximum of 50 people. Every Sunday there will be a morning service at 9 am that will be streamed LIVE. This service will be recorded and be re-broadcast at two other times during the day. We will also make provision for an online evening service, with a different message, at 6 pm.
In order to limit the number of attendees to 50 people AND keep the required attendance register, we can currently accommodate ONLY our team as a live audience for our online services. The services will be held in our church building, including a worship time, and be streamed online. In terms of the safety regulations, we will do everything that is required. Including pre- and post-service sanitizing of the venue, having hand sanitizer at the doors, everyone wearing masks and seating arranged at 1,5m intervals. Because of this we cannot open our children’s ministry yet.
Please bear with this limit on attendance and continue to watch our live-stream service online as far as possible. We would hate to show anyone away at the door. If you cannot watch online due to data and network constraints, you can sign up for an SMS/WhatsApp with the main points and Scripture references of the message OR keep an eye out for these on social media.
We understand that people who fall in high-risk categories, like the elderly and those with co-morbidities, will prefer to not venture out and stay home. Parents may also feel it is safer and more practical to watch the service at home with their children. We support your decision to do so.
Find us online:
www.YouTube.com search “Rhema West Christian Church”