Further to the government update on Monday regarding Covid-19, and having reviewed the advice from the FIEC (the advisory body for independent churches), we have reluctantly decided to suspend all activities and services at BEC for the foreseeable future, in order to protect those at risk and for the good of the community.
At this stage we are still working out plans for the coming weeks, however it is our intention to upload a simple service on Sunday mornings, which people will be able to access through the BEC website. Details will follow shortly.
Please note that BEC isn’t closing - our aims remain unchanged: pointing people to Jesus and growing together in our faith and love for God - but we are going to have to do church differently over the coming weeks.
We want to be those who continue to love, support and pray for one another during this period, particularly recognising the challenges of isolation, loneliness, and anxiety. Whilst we are limited in doing this face to face, we can find creative alternatives, by phone, text, e-mail or whatever.., so let’s be proactive in supporting one another.
Please let us know if you or someone you know needs help in any way, and we will try and find ways to do this. In the first instance, send a request to the church e-mail address. Also, if you would be available to help run errands during this period please could you let us know by e-mail.
The Elders are continuing to monitor the situation closely, and do be assured that we will update you on any future plans or changes. If you have any concerns, please contact one of the Elders directly.
We are called in these times not to live in fear but to walk in faith, trusting our wise and loving heavenly Father.
Therefore, let’s all be much in prayer, remembering to keep “looking up” to our faithful God and Father, as well as “looking around” to see how we can bless and support one another, and our neighbours in these days.
Let’s keep encouraging one another!
"The Lord is my light and my salvation— so why should I be afraid?
The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?" Psalm 27:1