Dearly Beloved Saints,
I greet you in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. I pray that my communication finds you and your loved ones in good health, encouraged and grounded in the Word of God.
Last month, in my previous correspondence on church affairs, I shared that Chapel of Life had discharged the six-month notice period that we were obligated to give Friends House. Further to this, I would like to provide you with an update on the present circumstances. Government-determined Covid-19 rules and regulations, in respect of public buildings in London, affect Friends House. They are thus still only able to host meetings of up to 30 socially-distanced delegates, who must be wearing face masks for the duration of the time spent in the building. This means that, at least whilst these regulations remain in place, Chapel of Life as a Church is unable to gather for worship at Friends House and see out our notice period there.
We will certainly keep you abreast of 2020 Christmas and Watchnight Service plans as they come together over the next few weeks and, although we will not be holding our usual physical Annual General Meeting in November, we will circulate an update of our achievements and plans for 2021. In the meantime, I would like to encourage every one of you to remain engaged with as many Chapel of Life activities and as much of church life as possible. Stay connected with the body of Christ. Look out for, actively call, and check-up on those individuals and families you have not seen or heard in our gatherings for a while. Please turn on your videos during classes and Sunday services as it really does make all the difference to be able to see one another; and remember, as always that indeed, we are all in this together. Whilst we may not be able to fellowship physically for now, let us nevertheless make the most of technology and ensure our time together can be as interactive and fulfilling as possible. Contact us via our details below to be added to all the Chapel of Life social network platforms and to receive access details to the following ongoing church activities, and more.
DAILY DIAL-IN PRAYERS
With restrictions on group gatherings, daily dial-in prayers at 5:30am provide the needful forum for continued prayers, worship and Bible study.
MIDWEEK BIBLE STUDY
Join the interactive Bible study, where we delve into and discuss God’s Word concerning a range of topics, every Wednesday evening, 8-9pm.
SUNDAY DIAL-IN SERVICE
We invite you to join us for our Sunday Service, 10-11:30am, available on Zoom and live-streamed to YouTube. Please visit our YouTube channel (https://bit.ly/3mAyyrb) for past messages.
Life Academy is our regular intensive and interactive monthly Bible study session, open to every believer with a hunger for God’s word. Every second Saturday of the month, 10am-12:30pm.
23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Please be encouraged in these tough, interesting times. God promised never to leave or forsake you and He has remained true to this vow. He further assured us that when there is a casting down all around us, we will say there is a lifting up. Finally, if all that’s going on wasn’t going to work for your good, Father Lord would never have allowed it. So be expectant, because what the enemy meant for evil is about to turn in your favour.
Shalom and God bless.
Omawumi Michael Efueye