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Wesley Mission’s worship services to take place online

18 March 2020 Wesley Mission news

An important announcement from Wesley Mission Superintendent, the Rev Dr Keith V Garner AM

Wesley Mission’s eleven diverse congregations are at the heart of our Word and deed mission.

In recent weeks as measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) have increased I have been leading our Ministry teams to explore new ways to support the more than 1,500 people who regularly gather each week in locations across Sydney.

Yesterday we decided that from this Sunday 22 March we will not be gathering in our regular way but will continue in our life of faith together through worship services online, devotions and prayer via creative means and utilising the resources produced as part of our long-standing TV and media ministry.

Refraining from gathering in person is not a decision I take lightly, particularly as some among our congregational life are living on the margins of society and have limited access to technology. But this is an important step as we respond to necessary medical advice and continue to demonstrate our care and concern for each other and to the city we serve.

Our connectedness as a community to offer support and encouragement to one another will require each of us to play an active role in reaching out to those around us. In this way, the vitality of our mission together as a church should expand to embrace more of our neighbours, friends and family.

These are difficult days but be assured that I have in my heart and mind the people of Wesley Mission. Together, we will continue to seek God’s guidance as we remain committed to one another through the love of Jesus Christ. 

In summary:

  • Wesley Mission’s congregations will not be meeting in person from Sunday 22 March 2020 until further notice
  • Important information for you to connect with our online worship services in English, Indonesian, Mandarin and Samoan will be shared before Sunday
  • Be in prayer for each other and our world as we respond to the Coronavirus pandemic