Worship Update – 05/09/2020
To keep you all updated, with Glasgow and East Renfrewshire have new restrictions on people going into other people’s homes we have been advised by Glasgow Presbytery that Sunday services can continue “as normal”.
There will be two services on Sunday, the first starting at 10.00 am and the second at 11.30 am.
In line with Scottish Government advice the maximum number of people allowed in the church at any time is 50 and two-metre spacing between different households must be maintained. Measures are in place to ensure this happens.
Measures are in place to maximise the safety of all attending.
Hand sanitiser is freely available within the building and you are aksed to use sanitiser as you enter and leave the church. On arrival will be escorted to a pew seat which will ensure two metre separation from other people. Pew surfaces are cleaned before and after each service.
When attending church please do remember to bring and wear a face-covering. (We do have some masks available for those who may have forgotten to bring their own one.)
Worship Update – 16/07/2020
Worship resumes in the Netherlee Sanctuary on Sunday 26th July.
There will be 2 services so come along at either 10:00am or 11:30am.
The Scottish Government has specified that the maximum number of people who can attend any service is 50.
To help prevent anyone turning up and finding that the service is full and being turned away we have introduced a booking system. If you want to book a spot please contact the Netherlee Church Office between 10:00am and noon on Tuesday morning and between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm on Wednesday. The church office number is 0141 637 2503.
We will endeavour to notify you before each Sunday how many seats have been booked and how many seats remain. Please bear with us as we navigate this new normal.
Glasgow Presbytery has not granted us permission to open Stamperland
due to outstanding electrical work which must be completed
and certified before we can re-apply for permission to open.
This matter will be considered by the Fabric Committee and the Kirk Session
Please be aware that due to Covid-19 it will be a different new normal
The following information may influence your personal risk assessment:
- If you are unwell please do not attend church.
- If shielding, isolating or vulnerable please consider the risks associated with attending church.
- Toilets will be closed and only available in a genuine emergency.
- Church of Scotland has ruled 50 people as the maximum capacity for any church, so please do not be offended if the Duty Team do not allow you entry.
- Enter / Exit the building by specific doors – please read the signs and follow the guidance of the Duty Team – level access is be available.
- Duty Team will ask for your name and telephone number –only to be used if required for Test and Protect purposes by Health Protection Scotland.
- Please wear a face covering (we will have masks available in both buildings) to mitigate being indoors and reduce the risk of transmission of the virus.
- Hygiene is important – please use the hand sanitisers provided.
- No singing during the service as this increases transmission of the virus.
- The offering will not be collected during the service, but places for you to leave offerings and donations as you enter and exit will be signposted.
- Any coats, umbrellas etc must be taken with you into the sanctuary.
- There will be no tea or coffee provided after the service (or chat sadly).
- At the end of the service you will be guided by the Minister and Duty Team on how to exit the building – please disperse promptly outside the building so there is no risk of crowding at the exits or on the pavements outside the building.
- Netherlee services will be available via online stream, either live or recorded.
CHURCH of SCOTLAND VIDEO
The Church of Scotland has produced a short video “With God’s help we will get though this together”
The impact of the Coronavirus makes undertaking some forms of pastoral care rather difficult, particularly face-to-face visits whether at home, care home or hospital. Please, therefore, do be aware that fewer visits than normal will be possible.
Our minister, Rev Scott Blythe, is happy to be contacted by phone, text or e-mail. Many, if not most, pastoral care issues may have to be handled by phone and text.
Scott’s landline number is 0141 533 7147.
His mobile phone number is 07504 692 046.
His e-mail is SBlythe@churchofscotland.org.uk
You can also contact our Pastoral Care Assistant, Marie Wilson.
Marie’s mobile phone number is 07399 246 935.
Her e-mail address is Marie.Wilson@churchofscotland.org.uk