Corona Update December 2021
As a church, we take our responsibility seriously for what happens in our buildings and during our services to limit the risks of infection with COVID-19. We base this on advice from the government, the RIVM and relevant scientific articles.
All services in Hilversum continue as planned!
As you know, our church leadership takes the developments around COVID seriously. Because the Bible calls us to meet together physically (Heb.10:25), our policy ever since the first lockdown has always been to keep the doors open of our Hilversum location. We do not see any need to change this policy, in spite of this new strict lockdown.
We feel that physical church gatherings are essential for our human wellbeing, especially in times like these. We need to have moments together as God’s people to encounter him, and to encourage one another. The terms of this new lockdown do not get in the way of us doing that.
Besides coming together to worship and listen to God’s word, we feel we need to take time to pray for our authorities (cf. 1Tim.2:2), for the healthcare system that is under pressure, and for small and midsize businesses, which are being hit hard by the lockdown.
Obviously, as a church leadership, we keep monitoring the air quality in the auditorium to limit the chance of infection to a minimum. And we want to remind you to stay home if you have COVID-related symptoms. Furthermore, in our building we recommend you to keep enough distance from people outside your household.
We are praying that, in spite of all the new regulations, you will have a wonderful Christmas holiday. Keep your eyes focused on Jesus, the reason for the season! And see you soon during our Christmas Eve services or during the regular Sunday services!
The service in Huizen on December 19 will continue as planned. Afterwards, the doors will close temporarily.