What To Look For In A New Church – In Early 2020

Are you considering going to a new Church? Is there somewhere you have your eye on? A Church you’ve been pondering?

At the beginning of 2020, this looked somewhat different to how they are now. Therefore Sofa felt an update on the post he wrote back then might… helpful.

So. Before you look for a new Church, during a Coronavirus outbreak, there are a few questions you may want to ask yourself…

  1. Is the Church closed to services and other gatherings? (At the very least)
  2. Is the Church closed to services and other gatherings? (At the very least)
  3. Is the Church closed to services and other gatherings? (At the very least)
  4. Is the Church closed to services and other gatherings? (At the very least)
  5. Is the Church closed to services and other gatherings? (At the very least)
  6. Is the Church closed to services and other gatherings? (At the very least)
  7. Is the Church closed to services and other gatherings? (At the very least)
  8. Is the Church closed to services and other gatherings? (At the very least)

If the answer is no, Sofa suggests watching a different Youtube upload / livestream.

Dear Church, (a letter)

Dear Church,

Sofa needs to confess. Sometimes he’s a little silly, and takes the mick. The thing is. Its sometimes just so easy. (Have you seen Jim B?)

But in this instance, I want to say Well Done, and Thank You.

To those who stepped outside their comfort zone, and embraced a different approach to Church. Thank You.

To those who took part in other peoples crazy ideas. Thank You.

To those who worked behind the scenes to create youtube channels, update websites, send social media links. Thank You.

To those who stepped out to help their community. Thank You.

To those who stepped in front of a camera, and recorded themselves a million times until they were happy enough. Thank You.

To those who encourage. Thank You.

To those who I’ve not included above. I’m sorry.

Yours sincerely.

Sofa.

Clean Your Hands!!

If there is one thing we could take from this Covid-19 thing, is it that personal hygiene is now becoming fashionable?

What if, cleaning our hands gave us a clean heart?

Found by @ChristnNitemare on Twitter

Should I Go To That Church Thing?

I don’t know how Coronavirus is impacting things where you are? There’s obviously some parts of the world which are basically in lock down at the moment, here in the UK… things are a little more fluid.

Basically the Coronavirus situation as things currently understand – in my non-expert understanding*, its basically a case of- if you have a continuous cough or a fever stay home.

So if you’re confused if you should do that “Church thing”, I hope the following flow chat will help you make up your mind.

Should I go to a Church event - a flow chart.

I know its no shock that Sofa is telling anyone its ok to not go to Church… but trust me on this… this time.

On a serious note, if you are self isolating. Let someone at your Church know. They might be able to help with something.

*Do you think I covered myself enough with this?

This Week In The Internet

Every week Sofa rounds up some of the bits of church internet, that didn’t really make it as a proper post.

The Coronavirus vibe continues again through this weeks collection…which comes to you, to the backdrop of “Outnumbered”. (Which includes affiliate links)

Reading Material I’d Recommend.

Notes on a Nervous Planet. By Matt Haig. Its described as “a broader look at how modern life feeds our anxiety, and how to live a better life.The societies we live in are increasingly making our minds ill, making it feel as though the way we live is engineered to make us unhappy.

To be honest. It makes a lot of “right now”, make a lot of sense.

An Alternative Way to Share The Peace

The Grand Coronavirus Healing

Something About Belief.

Here’s to a healthy week… good luck…