24 March 2020
The Multi-Ministry Taskforce has announced today tighter measures to minimize further spread of COVID-19 here. Among the series of measures is that all religious services and congregations will be suspended. Places of worship (e.g. temples, mosques, churches) may remain open for private worship and essential rites, subject to group sizes of 10 persons or fewer at any one time.
Worship Services will be suspended
With effect from 26 March 2020, Grace BP Church Sunday Worship services and other activities in church will be suspended till 30 April 2020. This may be extended if the situation does not improve.
Please join our Sunday 'Live’ streaming of Worship services at bit.ly/gracebpsermons -
English Worship Service: 9.30am
Mandarin Worship Service: 11.30am
Junior Worship will be suspended. Children are to join their parents to view the worship live stream.
Bible classes will be conducted using online platforms such as Zoom or Skype. Likewise for all other ministries.
Mandatory Self-quarantine for travellers and their close contacts returning since 15 March 2020
To further protect our community - if you and/or someone you live with have returned from anywhere outside SINGAPORE since 15 March, we ask that you refrain from visiting the Church for a period of 14 days commencing the date of your return.
Participating via Livestream
Online viewing is the perfect way to be part of our church whenever you feel unwell. You may access the Youtube link on our website, and on Facebook. Connect with us online on Facebook and Instagram to stay connected to church life. Even if we are physically apart, we may still worship the Lord together in spirit.
Keep praying. Help one another. Use your gifts to build up the church.
Let’s keep our trust in the Lord our Healer! Keep praying for those who are affected by the virus, for the healthcare workers and everyone working on the frontlines, and for those who need Jesus but don’t yet know Him. Pray for us as a church that we will stand firm in our faith and not give in to fear.
We have wonderful promises in God’s word of his protection over our well being. Remember the promise from Psalm 91:5-7:
5 You will not fear the terror of the night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness
nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
Most of all, keep showing love in practical ways to those who need it most. The COVID-19 will test our resolve as a church to remain worshipful, loving and compassionate. Let us turn this pandemic into an opportunity for change and growth: to connect with God more deeply, for families to become stronger, for parents to lead their children in the faith, and for leaders and members to shepherd and care for one another.
When this pandemic is over, we are confident that Grace BP Church will be a stronger community because everyone has been strong and faithful.
Board of Elders and Session
Grace Bible Presbyterian Church
Temperature checks, declaration of travel history and recording of contact details for contact tracing purposes will be conducted at the front area (near the benches) of the church. Please come earlier on Sunday.
Please stay home if,
You are on Leave of Absence (LOA) or Stay Home Notice (SHN), or
You have flu-like symptoms, or
You are on self-quarantine for 14 days since your return from overseas
We thank you for your understanding that anyone with symptoms such as fever of 37.5°C and above, cough or runny nose will be asked to go home and rest, and to seek medical attention.
Wednesday Prayer meeting will be cancelled. We will continue to pray for one another via the Prayer Band.
Children Ministry/Bible Class Ministry
Our Pre-Primary worship, Junior worship/bible class, and all bible classes will continue in small groups/classes.
All after-service fellowship will be cancelled. Refreshments will be suspended.
Cell meetings will continue, subject to regular reviews. Attendance will be taken.
All events/meetings, especially those involving seniors and young, will be cancelled. All outreach events will be suspended. Adult Fellowship ministry will cancel all gatherings. For other programmes, please check with relevant ministry heads if the respective ministry programmes are going ahead as planned.
Good Personal Hygiene
We continue to encourage good personal hygiene.
Wash your hands frequently with soap.
Avoid shaking hands (use other forms of greeting) and avoid touching your face with your hands.
Take your temperature regularly and see a doctor immediately if you have a fever.
If you have developed a fever or are experiencing other respiratory symptoms such as breathlessness or coughing, you should seek immediate medical attention and rest at home.
During this period, minimise physical contact, and practice heightened personal hygiene and social etiquette.
Ministry of Health | Updates on the local situation
National Environment Agency | Interim List of Household Products and Active Ingredients for Disinfection of COVID 19
National Environment Agency | Interim Guidelines for Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection of Areas Exposed to Confirmed Case(s) of COVID 19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) in Non-Healthcare Commercial Premises
National Environment Agency | Interim Guidelines for Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection of Premises With Transient Exposure to Confirmed Cases(s) of the COVID 19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019 )