Our Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

20 March, 2020 – We are continuing to follow the information and advice provided by the Australian Government and will respond according to our Response Plan of Action. Currently, all Sunday Services will held online due to the limitations placed on gatherings of over 100 people. 
Kids Club and Playgroup have been suspended until further notice, with Youth continuing in a different format. Youth announcements will posted on Instagram (@hbbcyth).

Want to hear how we are responding to the impacts of the Coronavirus? Ray and Leighton explain what this means for us, our services and our community programs.
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Recent Updates

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

From today we will be making changes to the way we meet as a church, following our Prime Minister’s announcement about the Coronavirus.

To ensure everyone stays safe, we have suspended the normal weekend church services and kid’s and youth meetings and will switch to doing church online.

We realise that this is a change for you and we will provide more updates soon on how to make best use of our online service and how to access these services.

Our Connect groups will still be meeting as normal, and will continue to provide the weekly important relationship connections.

Remember that if you feel unwell, or are vulnerable to Coronavirus due to other health concerns, then you should reconsider attending your Connect Group.

For those not in Connect Groups, then now is a great time to consider joining one. Please sign up via our church website at hbbc.com.au/connect-groups or contact the church office for more information.

For those over 65 and living alone, our Pastoral Care team will be calling you and checking up regularly – please let them know if you do not wish to be telephoned in this way.

And finally, please remember to keep our church family, friends and our community in your prayers. 

Seek ways, big or small to show your care for those around you, keeping in contact particularly with vulnerable people you know in your neighbourhood.

Friday, March 13, 2020

In response to the PM’s Announcement today in regard to the Coronavirus, our church has moved to the next stage of our ‘Response Plan of Action’.

This will mean that Playgroups will be cancelled immediately until further notice.

It’s with regret that we inform you of this, but feel that it is necessary in protecting your families and our community.

Hopefully it won’t be too long until we are up and running again with our newly appointed Children’s Director, who commences this coming Monday. More on that soon.

We would greatly appreciate being able to support you and your family if you have needs that arise. So please do not hesitate to contact our office with any enquiries.

We trust that you and your families will stay well and we look forward to seeing you again soon.