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Park Baptist Church coronavirus crisis measures 

PARK BAPTIST logo1st April 2020

In light of the latest developments regarding the coronavirus, we are having to adapt the way we meet, worship, and support one another. It is a time of uncertainty and some are especially fearful, confused and feeling isolated. The opening words of Psalm 46 seem especially relevant to us at this time: “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear...The Lord Almighty is with us”

Below are the details of a number of ways we can continue to connect together and support each other. Although we will inevitably miss seeing one another face-to-face, this time also presents an opportunity to be creative in how we connect and to develop different rhythms of prayer and worship in our lives. Being forced to scale back from the busyness of life offers us the chance to return to what is important - namely a focus upon Jesus as our Lord, Saviour and friend

 

Staying Connected

 

Sunday Streaming

 

Instead of our Saturday and Sunday services we will be streaming a different kind of service via our YouTube page. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=park+baptist+church+great+yarmouth If for some reason that doesn’t work, simply visit YouTube.com and type ‘Park Baptist Church Great Yarmouth’ into the search bar
 
This live stream will start at 10.45am and last for around 30 minutes. It will involve a mixture of prayer, Bible reading and a reflection from Peter. Jorge will be doing something similar in Portuguese on Saturdays at 6.30pm. If you register a free account with YouTube you will be able to add comments, which others can interact with

 

10@10

 

This is a new idea to try and help us stay connected and to develop regular rhythms of prayer and Bible study, especially for those who find themselves self-isolating. On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am, Peter will host a 10-minute ‘thought for the day’ and have time for others to share prayer requests and pray together. This will be done via a website called ‘Zoom’, which allows up to 100 people to have a video call together


Network for Practical Help and Prayer

 

We have developed a small network of individuals who are willing and able to do practical things for others in the church community. This could be collecting some shopping or a prescription, or other small errands. If you have a need please message Peter and he will put the request out to the group

If you are finding isolation difficult, feeling lonely or low and would just like to chat to someone, the leadership team members have each offered to be available to talk via phone on the following days:
Peter T: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays
Denise J: Mondays
Nigel P: Wednesdays
Pete L: Fridays

 

Facebook

 

There are regular updates on the Park Baptist Church Facebook page, which is open for the public to see and interact with