Our response to the Coronavirus crisis
With the important measures introduced by the UK government on Monday 16 March, we believe it is both right and biblical to adhere to their strategy in limiting the impact of the virus spread. Please be encouraged that God is still on His throne and He has not left His people. However, it is a biblical principle to honour our authorities in our hearts and in our actions, therefore, we willingly choose to follow their strategy in order to manage overload of our healthcare system and, in doing so, save lives.
How will this affect Home Groups, Sunday celebrations and other ways we meet?
We believe the church is who we are and not a building we gather in. As Christians, everything we do is based on being together in community and we aim to maintain connection as much as possible. However, we need to reconsider how to continue this whilst paying careful attention to government advice. For now, we will no longer gather as a group in one location for Home Groups and Sunday celebrations and over the coming days, we will be working on creative and fun ways to stay in touch as a church family. If you’re part of the LBC family please stay in touch with friends, your Home Group family, and the leaders. We will be using various social media platforms to interact with each other and details of how to connect will be sent out via email. Please make sure that you are on the emailing list and, if not, please send a request message to email@example.com. You can also contact us via the contact form under our ‘About’ page. If you are new to the LBC family or the Lisvane area, or just need to reach out, we would love to hear from you.
Youth and children’s ministry
Our children’s church team has provision of packs for your children should you need any. Please contact the office for information on how to access these. We will make you aware of any Youth plans soon.
Stay in contact
We are aware that there are a small number of people without online access. To prevent the loneliness of isolation for anyone, it is important they know we will support them and make provision. If you are aware of anyone, please let us know. More than ever it is important we rally together as community and look out for each other.
How can you help?
- Spend regular time with God in prayer, by reading the Bible. Pray that Jesus brings good from this unprecedented situation.
- Please let someone know if you are in need of any kind be it financial, emotional, physical, etc.
- Keep up regular contact with each other through encouraging calls and messages.
- Keep an eye out for any need your neighbours may have.
- Please keep in regular contact with those in self-isolation or who are vulnerable.
- Use this time for active rest by reading good books, countryside walks, online fitness apps, board games, etc.
Prayer and Support
As a church family, we will continue praying for our nation and the nations of the world. We pray for all the political and scientific leaders as they make difficult decisions and for our healthcare staff, all public servants and those most impacted negatively from this situation. If you are in need of personal prayer, please contact the church office email, your Home Group leaders or use the form on our ‘About’ page. All requests will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.
Supporting our community as the church
In times like this, it is important for the church to serve our community as much as possible. As part of the wider church in North Cardiff, we have been collaborating with one of our in-house doctors, as well as the leaders of various immediate local North Cardiff churches, in how best to do this. Plans have been set in motion to support a number of medical surgeries as they face the real challenge of how to deliver much-needed medical prescriptions to those self-isolating within the community. If this is something you would like to support, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.