COVID-19 UPDATE

As we continue to see COVID-19 spread around the world, and see more cases in New Zealand, we recognise that this is a stressful time for many people. As Christians, we can take courage in the fact that God is sovereign, and He is not surprised by these events. He has a good plan for all of this, and we can trust in Him. Even though we feel pain at the moment, we have a God who hears our prayers, and we can bring all of this before Him.

Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7

Please continue to pray for those affected by COVID-19, and for our church family who are in isolation at the moment. Pray that as Christians we would take this opportunity to love our neighbours, and respond lovingly in such a difficult situation.

Auckland Ev Services and Gatherings

As of 19 March 2020, the government has advised that, “gatherings of 500 people or more in close proximity outdoors, or 100 people or more indoors, should be cancelled”. Unfortunately, this means that we will be unable to continue meeting in our regular locations of Edendale School and Unichurch. While we feel the disappointment of this, we’re glad that there are still ways we can meet!

Going forward during this time we have moved to live-streaming services at our regular times – 10:15 am for Morning Church and 6:15 pm for Unichurch. You can watch these services at live.aucklandev.co.nz

 

How should I respond to COVID-19?

We recommend that you keep up-to-date with the latest information about COVID-19 on the government websites below:

To minimise the risk of illness, here are a few practical things you can do to love your neighbour, as recommended by the Ministry of Health:

  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or by covering your mouth and nose with tissues.
  • Put used tissues in the bin or a bag immediately.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often (for at least 20 seconds).
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.
  • Avoid personal contact, such as kissing, sharing cups or food with sick people.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects, such as doorknobs.
  • Stay home if you feel unwell.

Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 if you have any symptoms and have been to any countries or territories of concern or have been in close contact with someone confirmed with COVID-19.

We are so thankful that God is in control, that he is good, and that although hard, this is part of his plan! The Psalmist says in Psalm 121:

I lift my eyes toward the mountains. Where will my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to slip; your Protector will not slumber. Indeed, the Protector of Israel does not slumber or sleep. The LORD protects you; the LORD is a shelter right by your side. The sun will not strike you by day or the moon by night. The LORD will protect you from all harm; he will protect your life. The LORD will protect your coming and going both now and forever.
Psalm 121:1-8

In Jesus we have the fulfilment of this Psalm. Our future is secure. Our Saviour has won the battle. His word is our sword and His promises our comfort!

JOIN US ON SUNDAYS

Weekend services at our campuses in Auckland are all about Jesus. Whether through singing, giving or the message, we want to be captivated by Jesus and know Him better. When followers of Jesus gather in one place around His word, something special happens. God is heard. Hearts are healed. Hope is restored. Faith grows. And relationships are forged that stand the test of time. Come and join us!

We are one church family in two locations.

Edendale School
419 Sandringham Rd

University of Auckland
OGGB 260-098

Edendale School
419 Sandringham Rd

University of Auckland
OGGB 260-098