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We are a community who meet right in the heart of Portslade's Old Village.
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Dear Members Brothers/Sisters in Christ.
On behalf of Portslade Baptist Church, it is a great pleasure to write to thank you all for your ongoing commitment to our Lord’s work here at Portslade. You are valued members of the church and we continue to pray for you all.
We have as a leadership in prayer and consultation have in respect of the church being closed during this pandemic, decided that due to the length of time we have been closed, to start a Sunday service on the first Sunday of every month for now, we have a Harvest Service this Sunday on the 18TH October 2020 at 10:30. As restriction rules are eased we will continue to be directed by the Baptist Union and Government's guidelines
We will use the format that many churches have adopted and are having success with live services being recorded.
We have had to consider some issues before making the decision on returning to having some form of normal services in our church. I am concerned as we are dealing with peoples safety and well being which has to be our priority and we need to be sure we could keep people safe while in our church building. BE SAFE but also FEEL SAFE in Gods House.
As most know, we can now open for private prayer and limited services for marriage, funeral and worship but still with no singing allowed. This is limited to THE SIZE OF OUR BUILDING and strict hygiene rules and will be revised weekly by the government.
The format of our service in keeping with safety regulations has been modified as such.
We will be recording our entire service and showing it to people who could not attend on our churches homepage and Facebook/ Zoom as we do now on YouTube and sending a copy of the sermon outline by mail and on our Homepage
Facemasks will need to be used if possible and attendance registered at the service. There will be limited contact and seating will be 2m distancing with cleaning material available.
No community singing will allowed but pre-recorded songs by various people, the choir will be presenting songs during the service. Also some solo singers will be used as available. We also plan to have a time of testimony by some members.
We will have a time of communion taking part in the Lords Supper and Prayer and some videos will shown
A Meditation on Gods Word given by the pastor live and notices for the coming month at the end.
We would also advise that people vacate the church after the service and if any would like to chat/ talk or simply catch up that they do this outdoors in the car park, maintaining social distancing and respecting others safety also..
We continue in prayer for all our congregation. If you need to speak to me personally please phone 01273 945934 , I am always available to speak or listen or now perhaps even visit in the garden and chatting face to face if this is preferred, but that is also being changed weekly please keep praying.
Revd. David Morrison Meikle and The Deacons.
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We warmly welcome you to join us at our worship services. We meet on Sunday mornings, starting at 10.30am, followed by refreshments.
All ages are welcome and there are groups for children and young people.
Love God. Love people. Love Portslade.