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Discovery Church Advice re COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Dear church,

We’re certainly living in unprecedented days that are causing us to fully embrace our core value of Creativity as a community!

We are endeavouring to keep you up to date as we hear recommendations and directives from government and health officials on a daily basis.

As of Sunday, 22nd March, we moved all Sunday services to an online experience. As advised by Matt and Jody in the video above, we will not be gathering together at our church premises for Sunday worship for the rest of 2020. Plans for being able to regather as a church community will be announced in January 2021. We are excited for being able to worship and fellowship together as soon as it is safe to do so.

We will continue to conduct most of our ministry online, and continue meeting together via teleconferencing platforms such as Zoom, Skype, Messenger and WhatsApp. Discovery Kids, i60 Live and OneHeart have all made this transition.

Whilst our office is physically closed, you can still contact us on 03 9736 2323 between 9am and 3pm Monday to Thursday, or email us here reception@discoverychurch.com.au.

To read about all the latest information on the Coronavirus Response in Victoria please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus.

We continue to encourage you to engage in our online services each Sunday. These include ways for you to to give and to serve our community during this unique time as we help others find their place in the bigger story. Our streamed services also include a dedicated kids’ section so there is something for everyone!

We have an incredible opportunity to bring peace and kindness to those around us in a challenging time. Let’s take every occasion to demonstrate Jesus’ love in action – what an invitation we have to partner with Him in what He’s doing in these days!

Make sure you keep checking our Facebook and Instagram pages each day for updates, and we’ll continue to keep you as up to date as we possibly can.

We are praying for you.

Love, grace and peace,
Matt & Jody

Church members should already be following best-hygiene practices as detailed below.

Personal Hygiene

  • Wash hands often with soap and running water, for at least 20 seconds. Dry with paper towel or hand dryer
  • Try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow.
  • Isolate yourself at home if you feel sick. If you take medication, ensure you have adequate supplies.
  • Phone your GP first if you need medical attention. They will tell you what to do.
  • Wear a face mask when you are away from your home and are unable to physically distance as recommended in DHHS guidelines.
  • Get the flu shot.