It has been a while since we have communicated. Everyone is so busy trying to get their lives in order, some of us are working flat out, and some are battling to hold jobs, facing retrenchments, or even putting food on the table. Its been a stressful 70 days.
At Monday’s night’s session meeting, it was agreed that due to the ageing congregation of St. Columba’s (which places the congregation at risk, as 1 of the Co-Morbidities amongst other factors such as the health of certain members) that we would not commence with Sunday worship services until the end of June, where we will then re-assess the situation based on communications from the Government.
As we are defined as a “Permitted Service” this comes with numerous and onerous responsibilities such as having essential service work permits for our staff, installing sanitiser units, ensuring face masks are worn, not having elders / ushers on door duty, as well as maintain a register of everyone, recording attendance, time entered and left the premises, etc. etc. This requires an immense amount of work, and we need all of this in place, before we can commence with our services.
We are working hard to ensure this is in place ASAP, and once we get further communication from government, we will then re-assess the situation and inform members accordingly.
The Living Hope Congregation and Presbyterian Church of Cameroon will commence with services this week, and we met with their leadership teams last night, to ensure all the above mechanisms are in place, and that they two congregations abide by all the government regulations.
Please continue to pray for our congregation, its Minister and staff, and all members and friends.
We shall meet again soon.