Latest Updates


 

Physical Services resuming on 25 July

Physical Services will resume for adults and children.

 

1. No Vaccination or PET needed

Slots are limited to 50 on a first-come-first-served basis.

There will be no Creche but families are welcomed. Mats will be provided in the main hall.

Please book a ticket for yourself and your non-Christian guests.

 

2. Planet Faith

The Planet Faith program will be fully online for the time being.

3. Livestream

If you’re not at Aperia, you are encouraged to watch the live-stream with others.

Additional Resources

General articles thinking about the question of getting vaccinated:

a) From Gospel Coalition (Australia) (many articles mentioned below are linked to this): https://au.thegospelcoalition.org/article/thanks-god-and-roll-up-your-sleeve/

b) From John Stephens, National Director, Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (UK): https://fiec.org.uk/resources/responding-to-the-ethics-of-the-covid-vaccine

c) From the Gospel Coalition (US)

i) A very important article about the getting the vaccine and Christian unity: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/covid-vaccine-christian-unity/

ii) A general FAQ article on things to know about vaccines: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/the-faqs-what-you-should-know-about-covid-19-vaccines/

d) From Albert Mohler, President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary: https://albertmohler.com/2020/12/14/briefing-12-14-20

 

Some articles on specific issues

a) A helpful interview with Francis Collins (a Christian who led the Human Genome Project, and who wrote, ‘The Language of God: A Scientist presents evidence for belief’). He has personally been involved at the highest level with the development of vaccines: https://www.russellmoore.com/2020/12/11/a-conversation-with-dr-francis-collins-on-vaccine-development-2/

b) On whether or not foetal cells are used in the production of the vaccine: https://lozierinstitute.org/update-covid-19-vaccine-candidates-and-abortion-derived-cell-lines/

c) On RNA vaccines in particular: https://erlc.com/resource-library/articles/explainer-what-you-should-know-about-the-covid-19-rna-vaccines/

Helpful Resources

To help us as a church think biblically and practically about responding to Covid-19, we hope you find the following resources helpful:

Tips for Zooming

Two Ways to Live [29 Mar 2020]

Kids’ Spot: God is in control [16 Mar 2020]

Meeting Together [19 Feb 2020]

Responding to Covid-19 [19 Feb 2020] Psalm 91:

Should we pray and claim it for ourselves?