Sunday, 31 May 2020

Services recommence at Trinity-at-Waiake on 7 June 2020 - 10am (please read the safety guidelines)

Guidelines for Sunday Worship:

Upon entering the building, please adhere to the following instructions:

        Stewards for 7 June: Graeme  & Margaret 

        Use the bottom entrance to access the building

        Bring your own pen, paper, drink bottles. Bring your personal disinfectant wipes if possible.

        Do not touch anything before sanitising your hands. At best, do not touch anything you do not need to.

        Arrival at church:  Please always use distancing requirements. Margaret will greet attendees at the main door to the church and record their names and ask them to enter the vestibule.

        Vestibule: on entering sanitize your hand. No name tags to avoid unnecessary contact.

        Foyer:  Doors into foyer will be open and left open during the service. Pick up newsletter off table in foyer if needed.

        Enter Church:  Collection basket will be on the pedestal on your left, you may drop your envelope or money in the basket if you are not an on-line contributor. There will not be any collection taken during the service.

        Be seated: Families who arrive together can be seated together. The same applies to anyone else who has travelled to church together. All other people need to ensure there is two seats between you and the next person.

        Rows of seats: Every second row of seats to be left vacant to ensure distancing requirements are applied.

        Sliding door: This will remain open during the service.

        Bathroom Facilities: I f you need to use the bathroom facilities, clean the seat. There will be products for you to use. If you cannot do this, please ask someone to help you

        Use of heat pumps: Only Dave will operate the heat pumps if required.

        After service: Please observe distancing requirements on leaving Church. Please note that requirements for church services include no handshakes, hugs or kisses.

        Leaving the building: On leaving the church, Margaret will sign you out.  Please sanitise your hands.

After each Sunday service the Church will be commercially cleaned.

Thursday, 2 April 2020

How Clear, How Lovely Bright, poetry for difficult times

A Poem For Difficult Days
A E Housman, How clear, how lovely bright.
Graphics and reading by David Bell

Saturday, 21 March 2020

Live streaming of Service from Takapuna Methodist on 22 March.

Rev Robyn Allen-Gouge from Takapuna Methodist will lead a brief service which will be available online from 10am tomorrow Sunday 22nd March. This will continue to be available for viewing.

A prayer from the Methodist Church in Britain

God of all hope we call on you today.
We pray for those who are living in fear:
Fear of illness, fear for loved ones, fear of others reactions to them.
May your Spirit give us a sense of calmness and peace.

We pray
For those needing to make decisions in order to care for others
For those who will feel more isolated by not being able to attend worship.
Grant us your wisdom.
Loving God, we remember that you have promised that
Nothing will separate us from your love demonstrated to us in Jesus Christ.
Help us turn our eyes, hearts and minds to you.


Grace and peace

Rev David Bush
General Secretary
Methodist Church of New Zealand