This is where we will provide updates about Life Church Petersfield as things unfold.
As we find out more and make more changes over time, we will let you know here.
Here is some information about what to expect now we have returned to meeting in person,
and our approach to new ways of being and doing church.
The Government and Life Church Petersfield are not mandating anything. It is now up to each and every one of us to take personal responsibility and make personal choices, bearing in mind the wider social context that we all share
- Please don’t come to a church meeting in person if you are not well; join us on-line instead. Note that thisdoesn’t just apply to COVID – any virus can impact others, so please be considerate
- Do bear in mind that most of the church has probably been fully vaccinated, but not all have
- You can wear a mask if you want to, but you don’t have to
- Do feel free to stand or sit away from others if you want to
- Please be sensitive to others and their feelings: for example, you might be happy to hug, but they might not; if someone is wearing a mask, they might be happier with greater social distancing
- Please follow extant Government guidance at all times, including self-isolation where pertinent
- There will be hand sanitiser and spare masks available at meetings initially for anyone who wants them
- We won’t be breaking bread in our corporate meetings for now; we are all encouraged to do so in smaller groups (e.g. Life Groups) in ways that meet the needs of all participants
- Most importantly, let grace abound; be gracious to everyone
- We upload the talk from our Sunday meetings to our YouTube channel.
- The purpose of live streaming/recording is not to replicate what other, larger churches are doing, or to present something different. It is to present ourselves as we are, and provide an opportunity for others to engage with God and with us if they are unable to attend in person.
- Despite our best efforts, live streaming/recording will never be a substitute for being present in a meeting
- Be aware that meetings will be recorded and/or live-streamed via YouTube; we will advertise this fact on the projection screen before each meeting begins
- The camera will be pointed at the front of the meeting, not the congregation
- If you don’t want to be included in videos, please keep away from the front of the meeting. If you still want to contribute to the meeting (e.g. in prophecy), please do so: the microphone will still pick up your voice
- If you don’t want your children to be included in videos, it’s ok to keep them back from times where they would otherwise be at the front
- Videos of our meetings won’t be on YouTube for ever; our streaming is there to enable people to engage in the moment, not for posterity. So there is no need to worry about anything you say or do being a problem in the future
- We will inevitably make mistakes, and our needs & approach will be different from other churches, so please be gracious while we find our way with this new approach to “hybrid church”
Virtual Prayer Room
“If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face,
and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and forgive their sin and heal their land.”
— 2 CHRONICLES 7:14 (NKJV) —
There has been a international call to prayer during this uncertain time. Unite714 is a collaboration of the church across the world who are coming together to pray twice a day at 7:14. As a church we are asking people to join us in praying for the world during this pandemic. We have also set up three time slots where there will be a Virtual Prayer Room for people to pray together at 7.00 a.m. or 7.00 p.m. three times a week.
The meetings time are…
Friday 6.30 a.m. (via Zoom)
If you would like to join, please email the church office at email@example.com if you don’t know how to get into one of our virtual prayer rooms.
Loving & supporting each other and our community
Whilst our other groups listed on the website aren’t going ahead, we are still staying in contact with one another either via email, our weekly newsletter (Grapevine), phone calls, text messages or via our Facebook page. If you would like to get in touch with us please feel free to follow us on Facebook or send us an email. We would love to talk to you or help you in anyway possible during this time.