GOOD NEWS ABOUT OUR IN PERSON SERVICES

Dear APC Friends in Christ,

At its July meeting the APC Council voted unanimously to make some significant changes to our Guidelines for Worship and Activities as part of our continuing response to the ever-changing conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

These newly updated Guidelines came into effect for our worshipping congregation on Sunday, 25 July.

A copy of the updated Guidelines is here for your easy reference.

APC Worship Guidelines from 25th July 2021

There is good news contained in the details of these updated Guidelines, and the Council is pleased to share some of the highlights with you. Among the most important items are the following:

1. A maximum of 75 worshippers may be seated in the sanctuary. Each Sunday 60 spaces will be available for persons who are not involved in a music ministry group or the service team. Worship attendance will continue to be only by pre-registration on ChurchSuite.

2. A maximum of 27 children may be pre-registered on ChurchSuite for Sunday morning Children’s Church, plus 4 teachers may be pre-registered on the service team roster.

3. Singing will be allowed during worship services, although worshippers must wear a mask while singing and at all other times when inside the church building.

4. Music ministry groups (limited to 8 singers) will be able to sing “live” during worship services. Special requirements for music ministry groups are detailed in the attached Guidelines.4.

We encourage you to read the attached Guidelines for Worship and Activities in order to familiarize yourself with the new updates, as well as to refresh your memory on all other provisions which continue to require your faithful compliance.

If you are a visitor or not registered on Churchsuite, please email apcoffice@apcbonn.de with the dates you wish to attend & the names of attendees.

Small groups (maximum 20 participants) may meet in the church sanctuary or in the fellowship hall, while observing all health and safety measures in the APC Guidelines. To book, please contact apcoffice@apcbonn.de a minimum of 48 hours in advance (2 work days).

A Live Stream worship service will be available every Sunday at 10:00 am on the APC YouTube channel for persons who will be participating from home.

In order to keep you up to date and give you information about how to pre-register on ChurchSuite, the Council is providing the following documents to assist you in understanding the practical steps that will enable all of us to move forward in ministry together as we implement these procedures:

APC ChurchSuite Event Registration (for SmartPhones)

How to Guide - APC ChurchSuite Event Registration by SmartPhone.pdf

APC ChurchSuite Event Registration (for Computer)

How To Guide - APC ChurchSuite Event Registration - Computer.pdf

We thank you for your faithful support of our ministries and our mission partners, as well as your commitment to stay connected to the APC family of faith. We thank you for your prayers and for your faithful cooperation, as we prepare to move into this next phase of congregational life together.

In Christ,

The APC Council