Important notice about the service on Sunday

Categories: Church,Events,Worship

The decision has been made to go ahead with a return to church next Sunday, September 13 at 10.30.

This will be initially for a trial run of a month, though if the overall situation were to change drastically (e.g. a ‘spike’ in cases in the Netherlands, or if we had serious concerns about how our services were going) we would stop them.

You will need to reserve a place for the service via this link to Eventbrite, or by contacting your elder, or by phoning the minister (0621 261416). Please reserve your place between 9 am Monday morning and 10 pm Thursday evening for the following Sunday. We aim to accommodate up to 65 people each Sunday.

Some general points about attending the services:

  • You can only book a week at a time.
  • In the event of there being more demand for seats than is allowable with social distancing then a small group will meet each week to do the necessary but unpleasant task of deciding who will be told that they will not be able to attend that week – and they will be given priority should they apply for a seat the following week. As mentioned above we aim to accommodate up to 65 people each Sunday.
  • The services will be live-streamed, so, it will be possible to watch them online on Sunday mornings at 10.30 am. The services will also be recorded and put up on the website so that they can also be accessed later in the week.
  • You are asked to wear a mask for entering and leaving the church. Masks will be available if you don’t have one. You may, if you wish, remove the mask during the service.
  • There can be no socialising in the church. We will gather for worship and people will be directed to leave the church immediately afterwards.
  • You will be assigned and directed to a seat.
  • Please try, as far as possible, to use the toilet before you come.
  • Please do not plan to come to church if you are showing any symptoms at all – coughing, sore throat, etc.

Given the fact that the overall infection level in the Netherlands heightened over the Summer we feel that we must be extra cautious and vigilant – hence the above stipulations.