Holy Communion and COVID19 – Online
- Wed, 22nd July 2020
- 10:00 am
22 Jul 2020 until 23 Jul 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
A workshop for Ministers and Pastors, Authorised Lay Presiders and Church Council members
Wednesday 22 July, 10am to 12 noon
Thursday 23 July, 10am to 12 noon
Hosted online on ZOOM by Canberra Region Presbytery
In recent weeks, as governments have been easing restrictions for social gatherings, Congregations have been making plans to regather in person. People are looking forward to being together with friends, worshipping and chatting. Church Councils are diligently preparing COVID Safety Plans. Halls will be able to be used once more. Worship services look set to resume soon. We will be gathering again in person—but when we do so, things will be different
People are anticipating that we will be able to share once again, in person, around the table, in holy communion. But how will this take place? There will need to be significant changes, in line with the guidance to “consider modifying religious rites or rituals to avoid direct contact where practical”. This applies especially to holy communion. What factors do we need to consider as we plan for worship services that may include holy communion?
A workshop to consider these questions is being offered by Canberra Region Presbytery. The workshop will include:
- Exploring the questions what is possible? what is not possible?
- Theological reflections on communion with God—from the Basis of Union and from scripture
- Understanding diverse ways to experience communion with God
- Exploring the practicalities if a decision is made to include holy communion in worship
- Charting a way forward for my Congregation (discussing, praying, deciding, communicating)
UCA people in the Canberra Region Presbytery are encouraged to participate in the workshop.
UCA people from other Presbyteries are welcome to join in the workshop.
The ZOOM links are:
Wednesday 22 July
Topic: Holy Communion and COVID19 Wednesday 22 July
Time: Jul 22, 2020 10:00 AM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Meeting ID: 990 4086 8534
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Thursday 23 July
Topic: Holy Communion and COVID19 Thursday 23 July
Time: Jul 23, 2020 10:00 AM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Meeting ID: 946 9472 7890
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