We at Caterham Baptist Church have considered the implications of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for our activities as a church and community.
Following government advice, we have regretfully cancelled our Beechwood Tots and Senior Moments groups for the foreseeable future. Friday Clubs and YPF are meeting online, and we are continuing to support the local Foodbank, which uses our building on both Monday and Thursday afternoons. We join together for Sunday morning worship each week via a live-streaming facility and Sunday evening services are pre-recorded and made available from 6.30 pm on Sunday evenings.
Although our programme of activities is inevitably affected by current events, our role as a church continues. We have found ways of supporting individuals and families within the church family and among the wider community, especially the most vulnerable. We have a team of volunteers ready to help with potential needs. For example, please do contact us if you need help with shopping, collection of prescriptions, mail posting or someone to talk to.
Most of all we are thankful to worship a God who is in control of all events, and who is full of compassion. In Jesus he showed us what love truly looks like. He gave his life for us, and in response our desire is to give our lives to show that love for others.