I would like to encourage everyone who attends services at Calvary Chapel Johannesburg to comply with the latest guidelines issued by the South African government.
I want our fellowship to be helpful contributors to this ongoing effort to contain the virus’s spread.
I also want us to do this, not out of fear, but out of a commitment to honor God and to love our neighbors.
There are many factors motivating the responses to COVID-19, but I believe our main motivation should be as a demonstration of love towards our neighbors. Biblically, loving your neighbor and loving God are inseparable (see Matthew 22:36-40; 1 John 2:7-11).
Regardless of your own individual feelings about the danger of the virus to yourselves and your immediate families, by following the developing guidelines around social distancing we play a very real part in slowing the spread and allowing our healthcare system to keep up.
As odd as it is to say, keeping some amount of physical distance from one another is, at the moment, a way to tangibly love our neighbors.
While God alone knows what the next immediate season is going to look like for our church, our city, and our world, we can be certain that the words of Psalm 46 are true.
By law you are required to wear your mask and sanitize your hand upon entering the venue. We are also asking everyone who attends service to fill out a Covid-19 declaration form – either online (refer to our WhatsApp group) or at the door. We apologize for any inconvenience, but we pray that you will be blessed by gathering together with God’s people.
Under the new Level 3 restrictions we are again meeting in person on Sundays at 10 a.m. We will also continue to live stream Sunday Service at 10 a.m via Zoom for those who do not feel comfortable coming out for the service yet.
For now, we are continuing our Wednesday Evening Service on Zoom. So please join us at 7 p.m on Wednesday’s as we continue through the Bible.
In His Service,
Pastor Fabio Breno