Announcement from HMCC regarding 2019 nCov

Dear Church family,
We are in the midst of some difficult and concerning times with the Coronavirus situation in Hong Kong. We recognize that some of us may feel anxious and fearful, which is understandable. We are here for you and want to support you as best as we can. We recognize the fear, but pray that it would not dominate our lives because we are comforted by God’s Spirit, truth, and hope. We believe that all the more, being a community of faith in these times allows us to look to God together to pray together for one another, our city, and our world.

As a church, we want to support the global efforts in monitoring and preventing the spread of the virus, so we have and will continue to take these precautionary measures:
Regarding our gatherings

  1. All Sunday Celebrations, children’s church, LIFE Group gatherings, and fellowships will continue to meet unless further communicated.
  2. We will wipe and sanitize all chairs and facilities both before and after our gatherings.
  3. Upon arriving at Sunday Celebration, our ushers will provide some alcohol spray and sanitizers at the door for all attendees to cleanse their hands.
  4. At all gatherings, attendees are encouraged to wear masks (we will provide extra masks for those who do not have enough of their own).
  5. When possible, we will open windows at gatherings to ensure ventilation and airflow.
  6. When greeting one another, we will encourage verbal greetings rather than handshaking.

Other precautionary measures

We believe that these measures will ensure that we are living out our values as a biblical community with wisdom and love, and encourage each person to decide on their own what is best for their situation. More than anything, we pray that these trying times urge us to pray and depend on God as well as love and support one another. May we be a light and share the hope of Christ to those around us!

If anyone has any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at hongkong@hmcc.net

Psalm 33:20-22
Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.
For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name.
Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.

Love,
HMCC Pastoral Staff and Executive Team


親愛的教會弟兄姊妹,父母,及家庭:

香港在新型冠狀病毒疫情之際,我們了解或許有種種擔憂和恐懼。我們全心在此給予我們的關愛和支持。我們可以了解或許有些因病毒所產生的擔憂,但我們祈求上帝給我們出人意外的平安,和祂自己的話語和同在使我們不被恐懼所綑綁。我們相信在這樣的處境,教會和基督徒更需要更加的以信心一起活出基督裡的盼望,也同時迫切的為彼此,我們的城市,和世界禱告。

教會為配合全球疫情的防治工作,我們即將進行下列措施:

關於聚會

  1. 主日崇拜,兒童主日學,以及各小組團契聚會,目前照常進行。若有任何變動將儘快通知您。
  2. 服事同工將在每個聚會開始之前和結束之後消毒及擦拭所有椅子和設施。
  3. 主日崇拜之前,招待同工將為每個人提供消毒酒精清潔雙手。
  4. 聚會時,所有參與合同工請戴上口罩 (接待處備有口罩供需要者索取,因數量有限,請大家盡量自備)
  5. 聚會時,將盡量打開窗戶,以確保空氣流通。
  6. 聚會時,弟兄姐妹彼此請以口頭問候代替握手問候。

其他措施

我麼相信這些措施有助於確保我們繼續以智慧和愛心活出聖經教導我們的樣式。我們鼓勵大家用智慧看待自己的處境做出最好的決定。除此之外,求神給我們從禱告中倚靠上帝的心,也持續地以愛心支持彼此。願我們成為上帝的光,把基督的盼望照亮給我們周遭的人!

若您有任何問題或需要,可以聯絡 hongkong@hmcc.net

【 詩篇33篇20-22節】
我們的心向來等候耶和華;他是我們的幫助,我們的盾牌。
我們的心必靠他歡喜,因為我們向來倚靠他的聖名。
耶和華啊,求你照著我們所仰望你的,向我們施行慈愛!

HMCC-HK 教會牧師及核心同工
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