Life At King's During Covid-19

CORONAVIRUS NOTICE

For the latest information from King’s, please subscribe to our news email or see our social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We are also posting videos with updates and encouragements on our YouTube channel.

This is an unprecedented time but we have been planning for how to love God and our neighbours. We confidently believe that God’s Word is never restricted, even when we are (2 Timothy 2:9).

Phase 3 Update

Dan Hudson, who leads the team at King’s, shares what will be happening at King’s during Phase 3 of the Scottish Government’s route map out of lockdown.

Here’s a summary of his key points:

  • Let’s bear with one another with the complications of coming out of lockdown
  • We won’t be having in-person Sunday services yet because of the current restrictions
  • Small groups can use our church building for in-person meetings, under certain conditions
  • Leaders, staff, and volunteers are continuing to work hard to help us connect, serve, and love one another and our neighbours

The survey Dan mentions has now been closed.

Online church services

Every Sunday at 10.30am we will be live streaming a Sunday services via our YouTube channel.

Here’s how you can get ready to take part:

  • If you’re using a smartphone, smart TV or tablet, you should be able to download YouTube’s app to your device to make things run most smoothly.
  • Share that this is happening with people you know – whether they’re a Christian or not they will be blessed by tuning in.
  • Once a month we’ll be taking communion together, so have some bread and wine/juice ready for that moment (See the news email and social media for updates).

Here’s what usually happens:

  • The live stream will begin at 10.30am.
  • We’ll have a time of sung worship, with the song words appearing on the screen.
  • Prophetic contributions and words of encouragement will continue to be part of our meetings, so whoever is leading the service will give you an email address to send these to.
  • We will take time to pray, led by different members of King’s each week.
  • There will be a sermon based on the Bible.
  • We expect to finish by 11.30am.
Watch

Small groups

As usual, small groups are our first point of pastoral care. Our small groups continue to meet, mostly online but increasingly in-person in whatever ways adhere to the Government’s current advice. Each group is working out the best way to make this happen and we’ve had many creative responses. Some groups meet for coffee and chat before or after our Sunday services, and all meet during the week as well.

You can still join a small group at this time: visit our Small Groups page or contact Chris Rawson for more information.

Email Chris

King's Kids

King's Kids

We're producing material for our Kids to use, having a weekly live kids' worship time, and we have a Facebook group for their responsible adults

Email Rachel Fleming
Youth

Youth

Youth small group is meeting online on Mondays, and we've set up prayer triplets and a deeper study group. There's also lots of social media encouragement

Email Gemma Morton
Students

Students

Many of our students have returned home but we're keeping in touch with all of them and the student summer small group will happen online every week

Email Nathanael Smith

Generous giving

The Barnas Account

The Barnas Account

We created the Barnabas Account to help those in King’s who are going through financial hardship due to the current crisis. Over £20,000 was given

Covid-19 Crisis Fund

Covid-19 Crisis Fund

We had a special offering for Newfrontiers churches in Kenya and Zimbabwe which are involved in resource distribution and job creation. So far we have raised over £45,000

Helping homeless people

Helping homeless people

Volunteers from King's have been involved with the Bethany Christian Trust Night Shelter, cooking meals and welcoming the guests

Caring for those in need

Befriending

Befriending

Telephone an isolated person, or send them a card, with ongoing support from our team

Email Befrienders
Safe Families

Safe Families

Give virtual support to vulnerable families through phone/video calls, or drop off basic food supplies

Volunteer
Basics Bank

Basics Bank

The Bruntsfield Basics Bank is still able to take donations of food and toiletries

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