Dear members and friends of IPC,
As all of you currently in Belgium are aware, we are seeing a resurgence of Covid-19 cases and thus, in response, a renewed tightening that impacts many aspects of daily life. Measures taken by the Brussels regional government have made it no longer possible for us to continue with in-person worship services except under some very tight constraints.
While the rules in Wallonia, and even more so in Flanders, are not the same, the Brussels rules currently allow church services only under the following conditions:
- For funerals with a maximum of fifteen persons
- For marriages with only the couple and their witnesses and
- For the recording or streaming of services with a maximum of fifteen persons present
After discussion with Pastor David, our pianist Philippe, and the members of the church council, it has been decided that, until further notice, our services will not be open for in-person attendance but will continue to be live streamed at 11:30 on Sunday, with recording for those who prefer to watch later. Only the pastor, the pianist, the lay leader, a camera operator and a handful of invited singers and guests will be present in the church to carry out the worship service.
We regret, but of course understand, the decision to again restrict gatherings, but want to be certain that our services continue. For those of you who have not recently attended on-line, a reminder that links are available on our web site, via our Facebook pages and in the Weekend Watch that will allow you to participate and we certainly hope that many of you will opt to worship with us.
Thank you for your continued support of IPC, through your prayers, your participation in our services, on-line fellowship hours and bible studies and, of course, for your financial support. We look forward to the day when we will be able to worship and fellowship together in person.
If you have questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact Pastor David, myself, or any member of the church council.
In Christ’s service
For the Church Council