14th March 2020
Dear Calvs Family,
As we keep in touch with the latest advice from our government and health authorities regarding the developing Coronavirus situation, we have been considering how we might best play our part as a local church.
Today, the first transmission within Newcastle from an unknown source has been identified. As such, and for the sake of the members of our own congregation, our families and the broader community and with the desire to be above reproach in all matters, we have come to the difficult decision of postponing our Sunday gatherings for the time being.
The advice we have received is that at this stage, small groups pose a much smaller risk, and as such, we encourage you to get together with one another with a few friends tomorrow and open the bible, pray and encourage one another.
We will stay in touch regarding other options for fellowship as the need arises. Please continue to check our Facebook page for updates.
At this time, it will be good to remember that many in our community will be fearful. We have a very unique opportunity to share the peace that we have with those around us, remembering that “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Tim 1:7
Terry and the Elders