Coronavirus and the Church


 

Carleton Rode Baptist Church will not be re-opening on 4th July. Despite the Government relaxing the rules and allowing churches to open.
Detailed guidance has been published by the Government, along with advice from the Baptist Union on how Churches can operate, making them Covid safe. We have given this serious consideration, but feel that it is not possible for CRBC to re-open at this time. 

We are mindful of the particular vulnerability of many in our congregation and in the wider community and will do all we can to protect them. The situation is under constant review and we are at present formulating procedures designed to keep our congregation safe, in preparation for when we feel it will be safe to open again. We are a family of brothers and sisters in Christ and will conduct ourselves accordingly, showing Love, Care and Kindness to all

.Yes, our Chapel building  is closed  because of this virus threat, BUT that does not mean our Church is closed!! The fellowship of believers, is our church. And we continue to worship and pray together.


 We have  a Facebook page ,to see this go to https://www.facebook.com/.carletonrodebc/. 

UTube
We have commenced a regular service each Sunday at 6.30pm, aired on UTube. This is very new to us and we are learning to use the technology. As stated elsewhere on this site, we are without a permanent Pastor at the moment, so our services are conducted by our church family, from their homes, with various people taking part. In the past, in 'normal' times, we have used invited speakers to preach to us and it will be no different during this period of lockdown. But at other times, we will conduct the whole service. We hope you'll join us by tuning in. The services can of course be watched at any time after the airing, so you're not restricted to just this time.
To find this service, either pick up the link from our facebook page, or put ' Carleton Rode Baptist Church' into the Utube search bar. 
or go directly to our Utube page by clicking here



At our last 'normal' morning service on March 15th (it was such a long time ago) Lynne Connell, was the visiting  minister and she drew our attention to Psalm 91.
"1.Those who live in the shelter of the Most High, will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
 2. This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him"

Please check your bibles for the complete chapter.
Other Bible passages which you might find useful to reflect on are listed below:

"For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you. Do not fear; I will help you." ( Isaiah 41:13

"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear" (Psalm 46:1-2)

"The Lord is my light and my salvation - whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life - of whom shall I be afraid?" (Psalm 27:1)

There are very comprehensive Bible Apps which you might find useful and you can download them from the websites shown below:
https://www.youversion.com/products/. This one lets you download different versions of the Bible, and also do Bible study plans.
Another is "The Discovery Bible App for Android and iPhone.  This one allows discipleship groups to explore the Bible for themselves. Find it on https://discoverapp.org/. 


Now that the Church building is closed for Sunday services, there are ways to watch a Sunday service on your television, computer or smart phone, see below

As stated above, our Church is now conducting a service on line, at 6,30pm every Sunday evening, via Utube. You can access the link, set reminders etc by going to our facebook page    https://www.facebook.com/.carletonrodebc/.

On your Television you can access Revelation TV at 10.30 am and repeated again at 8.30pm every Sunday. 

There is also a Bible study programme which is shown every Monday at 9pm

You can watch Revelation TV in the following ways:
SKY GUIDE 581
FREESAT 692
APPLE TV.

If you have a tablet you can download the App. 
If you have a computer you can google RTV and it will come up.
You can catch up with previous programmes on your tablet or computer.

If you use Freeview then you can access a great channel TBNUK Channel 65 . You can also stream this on your tablet or phone. Go to  www.tbnuk.org.
you'll be truly amazed at the breadth of content on this channel