After a time of suspending our Sunday gatherings @ Lighthouse Baptist Church due to COVID-19 lock down our church building is open for public worship gatherings under new hygiene and social distancing measures. We are currently limiting our Service to those living in the Port Stephens area. Our hope is that this is only a temporary change and we will be open again to visitors from outside our region soon.
If you are not displaying cold or flu-like symptoms, live in Port Stephensor have recently moved to our area and would like to come along to a service please text our Office Secretary, Helen on 0408 624 369, or alternatively send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent NSW Government regulations recommend the use of masks while meeting indoors. If you would like to wear a mask please bring one with you. We will have some spares available as you enter the Church building, as well as hand sanitiser and disinfectant wipes.
We are limiting our service to 50 people + staff or volunteers who are essential to run the service. Our seating is arranged to provide for 1.5m between family groups. We are also not having congregational singing, but listening to worship music and saying the words quietly to ourselves.
If you are unable to attend or are a visitor to the area we would like to encourage you to share in our Sunday morning service via our live stream. This is available via our web page and church Facebook page. A recording of this live stream will be available after Sunday as well.
As we move through transition we will be having a Family Service once every 3 weeks. Our next family service will be on Sunday 16th August @ 9:30am. Congregational members and regular attendees are welcome at either service but there is an understanding that the family service will have a specific focus on pre-school, primary and youth that will mean our service will look a little different from how things are normally done. Both standard and families services will be lived streamed.
Hope to see you at a service soon. Grace and Peace, Pastor Andrew