It has been an exciting week and, while changing to Alert Level 3 hasn't made a significant difference for many of us, it provides us with a glimmer of hope of being able to meet together in the not too distant future.
The Diocese has provided us with some clarity regarding what we can and can't do at each alert level through the diocesan 'Alert Level Plan' (see Diocesan Alert Level Update). There are some items that are yet to be confirmed and we will advise you once these have been clarified.
Associated with this plan is the 'Pastoral Care Bubbles' policy for Alert Level 3. Please note that if you wish to expand your 'bubble' with the church context, you must speak with Nativity's Pastoral Care Coordinator (Jane Sheat) or Parish Nurse (Raewyn Parkes) first as they are responsible for keeping a register of 'bubbles' and for ensuring that people within these bubbles are doing so safely.
FAMILY SERVICE THIS SUNDAY
This week, our Family Service team are looking at the story of Joshua from a uniquely Covid-19 angle. What to know more? Join us this Sunday from 8am to find out!
The Nativity Foodbank supplies have been transferred to the Marlborough Foodbank at this time so that they can be utilised by those in need.
Our Nativity Foodbank will not be operating as it has in the past, therefore we would encourage you to donate directly to the Marlborough Foodbank at your local supermarket so that we can help make a difference for our community.
We have an update on our mission partners now available on our website: https://www.nativity.org.nz/news-and-events/missions-update-april-2020
Our prayer chain is still active. Please contact Raewyn Parkes or Jane Sheat if you have prayer needs, or leave a message on the church phone or via email and it will be passed on.
Notices and pew sheets can all be accessed via our News and Events tab on our website www.nativity.org.nz.
There are also many other resources for study or worship at home and some wonderful reflections from our parishioners under the COVID-19.
If you have been watching our sermons online and experience buffering issues, please advise me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are experimenting with which file type provides the most seamless presentation online and your feedback is valuable in making our decision.
And don't forget that the Nativity Staff are available to answer your queries. You can contact us either via email or phone.
The Nativity Team