Message for CMP people

Greetings everyone,

We hope that you are keeping well and hopeful in these challenging times. Covid 19 has come and it will go, but nothing can separate us from the love of God.

It is good news that from 5thJuly many of us will be able to worship together in person. The YouTube broadcast will still be available on Sunday mornings and will have the same message that will be given at CMP.

Small groups can now start meeting together in person. Group leaders will consider how this can be done safely.

There are some activities that we may choose to continue to do using technology rather than in person. There are some things that we may do differently because of our recent experience.

As with everything we do at CMP, it is very important that we care for each other and keep each other safe. We need to be particularly caring of people who are vulnerable. This will determine how we can be a church together, along with requirements put in place by government.

Worship and group activities will need everyone to be cooperative by:

  • arriving before worship commences and being patient with people who will need to check your contact details and who will help you to find a seat. It is a government requirement that your contact details are provided. They will be kept securely at CMP and will only be provided to health authorities if necessary to trace an infection. They will be destroyed after 28 days.
  • being willing to go to another room in the building where the worship will be shown on a screen if the main worship space has reached maximum numbers permitted by government requirements. We hope that we can accommodate everyone with the doors of the auditorium opened into the Trinity Room.
  • keeping necessary distance – 4m2– between you and others who are not part of your household or family during worship, during groups and during informal fellowship
  • following directions about where to sit and what can and can’t be done during worship and other activities
  • not attending if
    • you are showing symptoms of Covid 19 – fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or
    • you have travelled overseas in the past month
  • caring for others by
    • proper hand washing and sanitiser use,
    • coughing or sneezing into a handkerchief or the crook of your elbow
    • using the toilet facilities responsibly

Unfortunately we will not be able to sing during worship, although the music team are able to sing. This is a government requirement aimed at minimising the spread of disease. There will be ways that we can participate if we wish without singing.

There will be an opportunity for fellowship after worship but there will be no tea, coffee or other refreshments provided.

For the time being we will not be able to take part in communion together, but we look forward to being able to celebrate communion soon.

There will be an opportunity for you to place giving money or envelopes in a box at the conclusion of worship. It will greatly assist if you can give online rather than giving cash. If you need help in online giving please ask one of the leaders.

We have to have comprehensive safety plans for worship and for each group activity. These are a government requirement and there are serious penalties for not having them and not complying with them.

For things to work we will ask some of you to assist check or taking details of who is at CMP and helping people find suitable seats.

Some things that you can do that will be helpful are:

  • arrive early to avoid queues around 10 AM
  • if you park your car at CMP consider leaving the garage and walking in the front door rather than using the lift
  • if you use the lift, remember that there can only be two people or one family at any time
  • if you want to catch up with friends after worship consider going to a local café

If you have any questions, constructive suggestions or concerns please direct them to Rev Peter Godwin or Paul Mulroney, Church Council Chairperson. Our contact details are:

Peter – 9387 2300 (at CMP), 0414587551 or on [email protected]

Paul – 0402 240 473 or [email protected]

Please feel free to give compliments to anyone.

With love,

Rev Peter Godwin                                                         Paul Mulroney

Minister                                                                         Church Council Chairperson