The following paragraphs are extracted from advice received from the General Superintendent and National Leadership Team of Elim Foursquare Gospel Alliance:
As a result of the latest Government and Public Health advice regarding the COVID-19 crisis on Monday 16 March 2020, we are taking the decision to suspend all Elim Church services from and including this Sunday, 22 March until further notice.
We do not take this decision lightly but do so believing we have a public duty to act responsibly in terms of the duty of care to all members of the community.
The latest advice includes a Government ban on large gatherings and a call for “social distancing”. Answering questions in the House on Monday evening, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “With the deepest regret and the heaviest of hearts we do include faith groups within the advice”.
In response to this direction, Elim Pentecostal Church, Aldershot is suspending all Sunday and mid-week functions with immediate effect and until further notice. This includes Messy Church, Acorn Toddlers and Secret Agents.
The guidance from the National Leadership Team continues:
We recognise that, in the current season of great challenge and uncertainty, our priorities must be to bring care, support and hope to the people and communities we are called to serve. We are confident that if we walk closely with Jesus, He will lead and direct us to work with Him through this season.
Let us continue to pray, and unite our hearts together. The call to Christian ministry requires of us that we look beyond the immediate storm, finding strength, hope and faith in God. Yet, it also requires that we bring that ‘down the mountain’ to minister to people where they are.
If you have any questions regarding the above, please use the Contact Us page and the appropriate member of our leadership team will respond.