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COVID-19 Response

Our church staff continue to monitor the government guidelines and amend our procedures and activities as appropriate. We are doing everything we can to make CFC as safe as possible but also to allow us to keep finding and following Jesus in the midst of the pandemic. We appreciate your cooperation and commitment to help us do just that.

May 2021

In-Person Services

All our sites are now holding in-person services. Tickets need to be booked in advance and go live at 12 noon each Monday here. There will be the following precautions in place:

  • All our services will be socially distanced, with a limited seating capacity available depending upon the size of our venues. Entry to services is by booking only, in light of Northern Ireland Executive guidelines and restrictions. Your contact details will be held for track and trace purposes for 21 days.
  • We will provide hand sanitiser on entry into the building.
  • Face masks will be required for everyone attending the service over primary school age, unless medically exempt. Please provide your own mask.
  • If you, or a member of your household are feeling in any way unwell, you should not attend. Also, if you have been in recent contact with someone who has been diagnosed with Covid 19 please do not come to the service unless you have either tested negative or completed the recommend period for self-isolation.
  • There will be a one-way system in operation. Where lift facilities are usually available, these will continue to be for those who require it.
  • Doors will open 20 minutes before the service starts.
  • Our chairs will be spaced so that everyone feels included. We will fill from the front of the room to the back of the room.
  • Singing quietly during the service will be permitted for those wearing masks. We kindly ask that if you are unable to wear a mask, then please refrain from singing.
  • Whilst toilet facilities will be available, we ask that they are only used if necessary, adhering to the guidelines whilst doing so, including using sanitiser before entering and maintaining social distancing while queueing.
  • No refreshments will be provided before or after the service.
  • We have cleaning procedures in place for the building, before, between and after services, including fogging the buildings between services with an anti-viral mist.
  • We are a relational church and love community, however, we are discouraging physical contact within our services, both between members and from our teams. e.g. with Welcome teams and Prayer Ministry teams. Therefore, please do not be offended that we won’t have any handshakes, hugs or hands-on ministry but we will continue to love and welcome all those who come through our doors.
  • Tithes and offering - In the Main Auditorium in East - offerings will continue to be placed in the boxes at the back and offering counters will wash their hands before and immediately after counting the money. In Café Church and in our Sites – offering baskets will not be passed around, instead will be set in a fixed location that is accessible to the congregation.
  • Communion - We will share communion together on the first Sunday of each month. To allow us to continue this important part of service, each person should bring their own juice and some bread/a cracker/wafer etc.

Online Sunday Service

Our online service is continuing every Sunday morning at 10am. During this service we will have worship and a message as well as ways for you to engage with our team and each other online.

This service can be viewed on our CFC Belfast Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CFCBelfast/ or our CFC Belfast Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/cfcbelfast we would encourage all those who call CFC home to watch with us!

At 9.30am on Sunday mornings we will be posting a CFC Kids video on our CFC Belfast Facebook and Youtube that will be created in house by our team. We encourage you to bookmark this video on a device and once our online service begins your children can join in with us during worship and when the preach commences make sure to press play on the Kids Video so your children can continue to learn and grow spiritually while you do the same!

If you would like to access our online services but are not sure how please call us on 02890 671 838, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.

Prayer Requests and Requests for Help

We want to make sure we continue to offer prayer, pastoral support and physical help where we can. If you are in need please complete this form https://thisiscfc.com/prayer-support-request/ or contact us on 02890 671 838, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm or info@thisiscfc.com.

Connect Groups

Connect Group leaders are being equipped with resources to allow them to continue to facilitate their group meetings. This includes ways to engage through video chatting and text messaging, outside gatherings etc as guidelines allow. Your Connect Group leader will be in touch soon with more information. If you are not part of a Connect Group and would like to be please email info@thisiscfc.com.

Kids

From 12 May, in-person kids work is back! We can’t wait for the kids to return to church and begin to rebuild friendships and kids church community! Sign up is though our In-person booking page found here. (N.B. If you can not see the Kids' option, then that week is fully booked).

Details

This is currently limited to nursery - P1 and P2-P6 age ranges. 
CFC Kids has initially limited the amount of children that can sign up for Kids Ministry. This is to ensure that we can adhere to gov. Guidelines with social distancing try to ensure the safety of the children and our volunteers.
Upon arrival all kids will have their hands sanitised and our volunteers will be wearing PPE. 
We have been working hard on a new format of Kids Program for our Sunday morning in-person services, to ensure a program that works alongside social distancing guidelines rather than is inhibited by it.

For those who are unable, or who would prefer not to, attend in person, our Kids' team has listed links to online resources below which you can use as a family to help you continue to ensure God is the central part of your home.

Bible Stories via Youtube

Saddleback Kids
Crossroad Kids
Kids on the Move
Superbook

Kids Worship

Rend Co. Kids on AppleMusic
Lifetree Kids on YouTube
All Star Records for Sign Language Kids Worship

Apps (IOS & Android Devices)
Bible App for Kids
Sun School
Guardians of Ancora

Youth

Youth is back in person for our Sunday evening Youth service and mid-week Connect groups. Click here for more info and to sign up.

If you are a young person and do not have our Youth Phone Number please email youth@thisiscfc.com or message us on instagram. The youth phone number is available to every young person to keep in contact with our youth team, to seek prayer, to chat and to seek encouragement. You can also check out our Social Media outlets, such as Instagram and facebook (@cfcbelfastyouth), with content and ways for your young person to stay connected. If your young person doesn’t have social media accounts, but you do, they could access the content via your account. If no-one in your household has social media we will be getting in touch via email, text and information can be sought through our thisiscfc.com website.

Our are outreach project - Seekers 2021, is also running both an in-person Friday club and online youth events. For more info click here

Church Office

Our church office is open from Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm and contactable on 02890 671 838, Monday-Friday or info@thisiscfc.com.

Social Media Links

Main CFC Accounts
Instagram: @thisiscfc
Facebook: @CFCBelfast
Youtube: @CFCBelfast
Website: thisiscfc.com

CFC South
Instagram: @CFCSouth
Facebook: @CFCSouthBelfast
Website: cfcsouth.co.uk

CFC Inner East
Instagram: @CFCInnerEast
Facebook: @CFCInnerEast
Website: cfcinnereast.co.uk

CFC Holywood
Instagram: @CFCHolywood
Facebook: @CFCHolywood
Website: cfcholywood.co.uk

CFC Antrim
Instagram: @cfcantrim
Facebook: @CFCAntrim
Website: cfcantrim.co.uk

CFC SLC
Instagram: @CFCSignLanguage
Facebook: @CFCSignLanguage
Website: cfcsignlanguage.co.uk

Questions or concerns?

If you’d like to share your thoughts, concerns, questions, and ideas with us as we navigate our response to this situation, we’d love to hear from you. Your input and feedback are truly important to us. Please email info@thisiscfc.com with any questions or comments.

ALL CFC SITES

CFC Antrim
Sign Language
Inner East

MISSION STATEMENT

Christian Fellowship Church is a Christ centred community dedicated to impacting Belfast, Ireland and the nations with the love of God in the power of the Holy Spirit.

ABOUT CFC

Christian Fellowship Church (CFC) is registered as a charity with the Charity Commission of Northern Ireland: NIC101476

MAIN OFFICE

Christian Fellowship Church
10 Belmont Road
Belfast
BT4 2AN

T: +44 (0) 2890 671 838
E: info@thisiscfc.com

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