Last updated 30 March 2020
Amidst the concerns surrounding the Coronavirus, we want to let you know how City on a Hill is responding. We are closely monitoring the advice from our Federal and State governments and health authorities and are seeking to be proactive in preventative strategies and future planning. As the situation changes, this page will be updated with the most up to date information regarding ministry at City on a Hill.
We are committed to doing everything we can to provide a safe environment for our church community, and to continuing our mission to know Jesus and make Jesus known in all seasons and circumstances. As Christians, this is an opportunity to look for creative ways to serve those in need and offer hope for those feeling fearful. In the midst of darkness and disease, we exist to shine the light and love of Christ.
For the latest Australian Government Health and Travel updates see:
Are Sunday services still happening?
Yes! While we may not be gathering physically, we will most certainly be connecting relationally and – by God’s grace – we will gather spiritually. All of our local churches are joining together for four services online each Sunday: 9am, 11am, 6pm and 8pm.
There are three different ways to connect and interact with our Sunday services:
- City on a Hill Digital
- Facebook Live (through our new City on a Hill Movement page on Facebook.)
- Youtube Live
Are Gospel Communities still happening?
Yes! In line with the government’s strict rules for all public and private gatherings, it is essential for us to move all Gospel Communities online indefinitely. In times like these, it’s important to remember we’re made to do life together and in this season, we will need this more than ever – and so will others! If you are not currently part of a Gospel Community, we encourage you to head to coah.co/connect so we can help you find people to do community with. We are a family and we are better together!
How long until we can gather again in person?
The government has warned that the pandemic may affect daily life for the next six months, and so we expect there may be restrictions on public gatherings for some time. We are, of course, eager to resume as soon as possible, but will always seek government advice.
How can I help right now?
This is a time of great stress and potential hardship for people, and so we are committed to provide practical and spiritual support for the isolated and vulnerable in our church and the wider community. If you feel you could help with this, please reach out to your local City on a Hill team to get involved.