At Bellville Seventh-day Adventist Church, we are committed to sharing with you the latest information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease and how this impacts our church. We value the health and safety of our church members and guests.
We follow the guidelines of the World Health Organization, General Conference Adventist Health Ministries, Cape Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, National Institute for Communicable Diseases the SA Health Department and the Western Cape Government Health Department.
Thursday, 13 May 2021
COVID-19 SCREENING AND REGISTRATION
COVID-19 screening for the in-person church service takes place on Sabbaths from 09h00 until 10h00. We would like to encourage you to come early and have your screening done before 10h00.
Friday, 09 April 2021
RE-OPENING OF BELLVILLE SDA CHURCH, 10 APRIL 2021
Hello church family and friends,
We pray that you and your family are doing well and are safe. We know that you are working hard and through these troubled times. As a church, we are still navigating through this COVID-19 virus and seeking to follow the Guidelines and Regulations, as stipulated by the SA Government, Cape Conference and SAU.
We want to ensure that all recommended safety protocols are followed. Starting this week, we are accepting attendance requests to Bellville SDA Church for the weekly church service, through online registration on the Church's website, as well as on a first come first serve basis.
Thank you for your interest in attending our church and for your understanding as we plan a safe church attendance for all. We also encourage you to join us via live stream on our YouTube Channel. Please pray for us as we bring our church service to you each week.
MEMBERS ATTENDING THE CHURCH SERVICE IN-PERSON
Here is what we are asking you to do:
You must wear a mask. It is mandatory.
Sanitizing of the hands.
Social distancing of at least 1.5m
One person at a time in the restroom, unless you are helping someone in your family.
Please sit only in the assigned seating.
Please refrain from hugging or handshaking.
Please no gathering in the foyer or the church parking lot, before or after the church service.
If you have offering, please leave it in the offering plate in the foyer.
At the end of the service, we will exit from the entrance of the church, and we ask that you please exit the building as indicated by our Covid-19 officers.
No food allowed, such as fruit, snacks, or any drinks.
Again, thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. feel free to contact Pastor Ruan Horn if you have any questions or concerns.
Wednesday, 07 April 2021
Dear Church Member
These are a few reminders regarding the re-opening of the Church on 10 April 2021.
1. For those who would like to attend church on Sabbath, 10 April 2021 we encourage to register via the church website. If you do not want to register on the website then it will be on a first come first serve basis.
2. The seating capacity is 50.
3. All Covid-19 rules, restrictions, requirements and regulations will be applied.
No Mask-No Entry
Maintain 1.5m Social Distancing
Friday, 02 April 2021
RE-OPENING OF CHURCH
In anticipation for the resuming of in-person worship at church starting from Sabbath, 10 April 2021, please note that government regulations and church protocols on COVID-19 will be followed. This means that in addition to COVID-19 officers and church officers, only 50 persons may attend the in-person church services. Please make sure to register via this website prior to attending the in-person church services.
Tuesday, 05 January 2021
COVID-19 COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE APPEAL
The Covid-19 Compliance Committee hereby requests the aid of additional church members to serve on the committee operationally. Additional hands are needed as the committee is quite thinly spread.
All those willing and able to serve are requested to contact a Covid-19 Committee member personally or via the website. Indications/ submissions are due on 11 January 2021. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.
Yours in Christ,
Covid-19 Compliance Committee
Thursday, 10 December 2020
ELDERS MEETING RESOLUTION re COVID-19 SECOND WAVE
The Elders and Pastor of the Bellville Congregation met tonight to discuss the impact on our worship services, of the surge in the number of Covid infections in the Western Cape, specifically in the areas that feed our membership. The daily infections have almost doubled in the last few weeks, putting the communities in this part of the country into a bigger risk than at the time when we started the virtual zoom platform meetings. We are all aware of cases within our Bellville church community that have contracted the virus in the last few weeks.
Given the strong warning and plea from our Country’s President, and the Premier in the Western Cape, we have decided that the risk is too great to continue with the ‘in-person‘ meetings at the church, as we have done every second Sabbath for the last two months, and which were planned to continue on the 12th and 26th of December. [Read more]
Wednesday, 9 December 2020
We recommend that those who are deemed as high risk (i.e 60 years and above, and persons with comorbidities) determine for themselves whether to attend or not. Children attending must be accompanied by a parent.
Wednesday, 7 October 2020
The Church will be opening on the 17th of October and will be open every second week thereafter until further notice.
The process will be gradual and at first, we will only be receiving 30 members for the first month, then 40 for November and 48 in December. Covid-19 regulations require that precise records....[read more]
Wednesday, 27 May 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have not had the privilege of physical combined worship as a congregation in just over two months now. While we are keenly looking forward to the day where we will be able to freely and safely do so again, we must adhere to the saftey precautions and guidelines.
Following an announcement recently, there has been talk of churches being allowed to re-open its doors.
However the Cape Conference has advised the following.
Friday, 20 March 2020
While many churches around the world are suspending their services, they are looking for ways to stay connected and experience worship as a community during COVID-19.
We at Bellville have rounded up some online ministry resources to help you transition to new ways while at home.
This challenge may very well be an opportunity to bring us closer to the Lord than ever before. Without assembly, we must do all that we can to care for our most vulnerable, while at the same time, preparing each other for the Lord's soon return. Stay close to God during these times. Rely on Him and encourage others. Click here for a special bulletin issued.
Thursday, 19 March 2020
Formal communication on the decisions made to suspend ALL church services, programs, and schedules activities.
Click here to view/download the PDF letter to the Bellville Church Members.
Click here to view the communication to the church members and regular guests sent via social media.
Wednesday, 18 March 2020
Attention All Members
The Church Board convened tonight to discuss and decide on the way forward wrt our Sabbath Worship Services. For the moment I wish to convey the decisions of the meeting as follows.
1) All worship gatherings are suspended until....[read more]
Saturday, 14 March 2020
In view of the current Coronavirus ("COVID19") situation, please be reminded that as a church, we are currently recommending the following prevention measures in order to protect the vulnerable.
Members of the church should:
* Avoid shaking hands (in all aspects) or other forms of close physical contact.
* Remain at home if you are ill.
* Come to church with a supply of tissues and use them to catch coughs, sneezes and wipe your nose.
* Regularly wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds.
* In addition, parents and guardians should ensure young children are supervised at all times to monitor hand washing.
The Bellville Health Ministries have shared with us a video of the Coronavirus outbreak and how to protect yourself against this disease.
Click here to view the video.
You can also watch a Facebook live stream video here with the world church president, Pastor Ted Willson, and world church health ministries director, Dr. Peter Landless sharing the church's response to this pandemic.
Click here to watch the video.
Read the Southern Africa Union Conference's official response letter.
A live tracker of this pandemic can also be viewed here.
The South African government has issued the following Support Service for all South Africans. Help protect your loved ones, by sending the words "HI" to 0600 123 456 via WhatsApp. Alternatively, follow this link https://wa.me/27600123456?text=Hi using your mobile device.
These short videos below offer accurate information on the topics of hygiene and sanitation, disease prevention, and other helpful tips on staying healthy.
We will continue to share information and updates on this page.
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