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Next few weeks

Over the next few weeks our plan is to meet in church and online alternately as follows:

  • Sunday 20th September – in church
  • Sunday 27th September – online
  • Sunday 4th October – in church
  • Sunday 11th October – online
  • Sunday 18th October – in church
  • Sunday 25th October – online

If you are planning to attend a church service, please check our information page.

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Return to our church building

A Sunday morning service will be held in the church at 11am on Sunday 6th September.

It would be lovely to see everyone back in the church building, but please don’t come if you don’t feel it is right for you.

Please take note of the following points before deciding whether or not to attend, and to prepare yourself, if you do decide to attend.

Don’t worry if you decide to stay at home; the website services will continue in the meantime.

  • Check the Health Assessment to decide if it is wise for you to attend the church.
    If you need to travel by bus, is that wise?
  • Do not attend if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 or if you have been in contact with anyone with Covid-19 in the last 14 days.
  • You must bring a mask / face covering (compulsory).
  • You might want to bring a bible and bottle of water.
Photo of box of face masks
  • Come to the main door on Blackness Avenue. Please let us know in advance if you need disabled access.
  • Aim to arrive 15-20 minutes earlier than normal to ensure all can be seated by 11.00am.
  • Wait outside in a socially distanced manner until you are invited to enter the building. This will be one (or one household) at a time. Bring an umbrella if the weather is doubtful!
Photo of pull up banner
  • As you come in you will be asked to read some notices, put on your mask / face covering and use the hand sanitiser provided.
Photo of hand sanitiser station
  • You will need to give your name and phone number. This is to comply with NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect programme.
  • Please wait until you are directed to a pew.
  • Only some pews will be in use and these will be ‘filled’ from the front backwards.
  • Each pew can only have either two individuals, a couple & an individual, or a family. It’s important you stay in the seat to which you are directed.
  • Cushions are not permitted in the pews.
  • Avoid touching anything and maintain social distance.
  • The disabled toilet will be the only toilet available. Please keep use to a minimum.
  • There will no singing and no pew Bibles or service sheets.
  • At the end of the service, stay in your seat until you are directed to leave the building. Those in the back pews will be asked to leave first, all leaving through the main door and not along the passage.
  • There must only be essential talking within the building and absolutely no congregating outside.
  • It will not be possible to serve tea and coffee.
  • Children are very welcome but there will not be a Sunday Club. We suggest you bring activities for your children to do during the sermon.
  • Any monetary donations should be brought in an envelope and dropped into the box provided; cheques would be preferable to cash.

This all sounds very strict, and very different to how we normally worship together.
“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20

And for those who choose not to attend, we will be praying for you, and a time when we can worship together in person.

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Return to our church building – health assessment

It would be lovely to see everyone back in the church building, but please don’t come if you don’t feel it is right for you.

Please check this Health Assessment to decide if it is wise for you to attend church at this time. If you decide to attend, please also read our guidelines for attending church.

Don’t worry if you decide to stay at home; the website services will continue in the meantime.

Health Assessment

Is it wise for you to attend church?
Are you likely to be seriously affected if you catch Covid- 19?
Please consider these risk factors and the recommendations below
:

Risk Factor Total Score
Age 50-59 1
  60-69 2
  70-79 4
  80 and over 6
Sex at birth Male 1
Ethnicity Caucasian 0
Black African Descent 2
Indian Asian Descent 1
Filipiono Descent 1
Other (including mixed race) 1
Diabetes & Obesity Type 1 & 2 1
Diabetes Type 1 & 2 with presence of microvascular complications or HbA1c≥64mmol/mol 2
Body Mass Index greater than or equal to 35 kg/m2 1
Cardio-
vascular disease
Angina, previous heart attack, stroke or cardiac intervention 1
Heart Failure 2
Pulmonary
(lung) disease
Asthma 1
Non-asthma chronic pulmonary disease 2
Either of the above requiring oral corticosteroids in the last year 1
Malignant neoplasm (cancer) Active malignancy 3
Malignancy in remission 1
Rheuma-
tological conditions
Active treated conditions 2
Immuno-
suppressant therapies
Any indication 2

Total Score  

 

A score of under 3 indicates a lower risk, but you should still be following the guidance for staying safe.

A score of 3-5 suggests a greater risk and you should consider ways of reducing your risk by taking additional precautions or avoiding some activities.

A score of 6 or more suggests a high risk and indicates that you should continue to work or participate in church life from your home.

If you decide to attend, please also read our guidelines for attending church.

This chart is reproduced from Church of Scotland website & is based on an article on British Medical Association website.

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Online Bible study

Have you ever wondered what our online Bible Study sessions are like?

Take a look at this short clip, and you’ll get an idea.

We read some of the Bible, in short sections, discuss questions (which you get in advance) and learn from each other. No one is an expert, and everyone’s answers and ideas are welcomed.

If you want to know, why not speak to someone you recognise in this picture.

Photo taken from zoom with the bible study participants

A new series on John’s gospel starts on Tuesday 15th September – same details as before. Contact us on administrator@logies.org if you want to join, and we’ll send them to you.

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New Bible Study Group

On Tuesday 14th July we have a new online bible study starting looking at Mark’s Gospel.

If you’d like to join this group, please get in touch with us and we will send you the details.

Email administrator@logies.org or leave a message on 01382 668514.

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Summer Songs of Praise

Our time of worship on Sunday 19th July will be a Summer Songs of Praise, featuring favourite hymns and worship songs chosen by our church family.

If you’d like to suggest a piece of music, please get in touch with your choice and tell us why.

Email administrator@logies.org or leave a message on 01382 668514.

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Moving to Secondary School?

If you know someone moving to Secondary School, please feel free to take one of the Scripture Union “It’s Your Move” booklets for them. You can find these in the dispensers at the Blackness Avenue side of the church.

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Online giving

You can donate to the work of this church, or the wider Church of Scotland at https://cos.churchofscotland.org.uk/donate/

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Online coffee time

If you’d like to join our online coffee time on Sunday mornings, please email administrator@logies.org or leave a message on 01382 668514.

You don’t need a computer, you can join using a normal phone if you prefer.

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Christian Aid Week

Each year, Christian Aid Week brings together tens of thousands of committed volunteers across Britain and Ireland to raise millions of pounds in support of people living in poverty, injustice and inequality across the world.

Now, more so than ever, Christian Aid Week provides an important opportunity to celebrate and share the life-saving work that brings hope to people the world over.

In 2019 Christian Aid Week raised over £7.5m through a combination of church collections, house-to-house, delivery-only fundraising and events such as Big Brekkies.

This year, many Christian Aid supporters will have already dedicated a significant amount of their time and energy planning these initiatives.

Not surprisingly, the coronavirus situation has meant that much of this usual fundraising cannot go ahead for Christian Aid Week 2020 (10-16 May).

If you can afford it, please make your Christian Aid donation online this year – https://www.christianaid.org.uk/give-money/make-donation