While we have not resumed physical services, we have decided to move to these timings for a number of reasons:
a) Starting at the beginning of the year gives you time to adjust to the new service timings before we begin physical services.
a) Starting our services slightly later allows time for our staff and volunteers to set up the entrances and platforms for crowd control and checking in via TraceTogether SafeEntry and our ticketing platform.
b) Onsite services when resumed will last for an hour, giving us time to sanitize and transition for the next service.
c) With these timings, all language regions will be able to use the Sanctuary for their services - it has the largest floor space to maximize seating and the equipment to simultaneously broadcast services online.
In light of the COVID-19 situation in Singapore, we will be suspending all our services until further notice and the church premises will be closed, except for Charis Montessori @ Elim which is permitted to continue operation.
In the meantime, members are encouraged to download the TraceTogether app on their smartphones or collect their TraceTogether tokens once they are available. When physical services resume, the TraceTogether app will be the primary way to check-in to the premises to facilitate contact tracing when needed.
Even in times like this, we encourage you to continue to honour and worship God by giving.