Following on from Government and Church of Scotland advice all activities, including services, at South Wishaw Parish Church are suspended with immediate effect until further notice. The Office will also be closed although enquiries by email will still be answered.
In order to ensure that none of our members are left without some sort of contact and support we are organising people to make regular telephone calls just to chat. We are also seeking to identify anyone who does not have family members around and need someone to shop for them or go to the pharmacists. If you find yourself in that position or are able to help out please let the Minister know as soon as possible (Rev Terry Moran – 07766 007171 email: firstname.lastname@example.org). N.B. We will be issuing guidelines for those who are willing to help in this way in order to ensure that safe distances and practices are observed for everyone’s sake.
The advice the Minister has been given is that he must restrict his pastoral visiting but he is always happy to have a chat by telephone, text or email. He will of course be praying for you all and asks you to join him in prayer from your own homes and in your own time.
It is the Minister’s intention to transmit a Sunday Service live on the South Wishaw Facebook page at the usual time of 11am, which we hope you will find uplifting. This will remain on the Facebook page so you can access it at other times to suit you. However there will be no Wednesday service.
Please pass this message on as soon as you can to all of those members with whom you have contact in case they don’t have access to the internet. (Better everyone being told more than once than not at all.) This information will remain on our website and Facebook page and notices are pinned to the doors of the Church.
None of us know how long these measures will be in place and the effect they will have in the long term but please be assured that God’s loving presence remains with us all.
‘And we know in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.’ (Romans 8:28)
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