YOU ARE NOT ALONE
NEWS & UPDATES
A WORD FROM OUR SENIOR PASTOR, ABRI BRANCKEN
In light of the current situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, our pastors, elders and ministry leaders want you to know that we are here to support and encourage you during this challenging time. We understand that this situation is a great concern that is on everybody’s hearts and minds. We are all affected by this outbreak in some way or another, some more than others.
As we are instructed by Paul in Philippians 4:6-7, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
During any crisis, we have a firm foundation. Our faith is in God and His provision. We are not to live in fear but through close communion, with the LORD, we can find His peace. As this is an ever-changing situation, I ask you to please visit our Facebook page, our website, our social media platforms and to also check your email for updates from our side. Grace to you all...
Dr. Abri Brancken
What you should know
In order for us to support you and your loved ones, please read the information on this page carefully. God has delivered his people in the past and therefore we can rest our hearts in Him today with confidence.
During times of emergency or lockdown, we implement remote meetings. (phone, email or online/video). Our Life Groups, Prayer Teams, Bible Studies, Training session all operate remotely through Zoom and our other platforms. We have conducted special training with our leaders on how to use our platforms for remote meetings so they will be able to assist you in joining any of our online meetings.
HOME & HOSPITAL VISITATION
During an epidemic lockdown, our staff and volunteers do not make personal visits at homes or hospital but do feel free to make contact with us in case of an emergency or if you need special prayer.
SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICES
We have at least one weekly online service via Youtube. This service is streamed live on Sundays at 9 am unless otherwise announced. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel and make sure you click on the notification bel in order to be notified about new uploads. Links to the live service will be published on Facebook and our other social media platforms. For a complete list of our platforms, click here.
We encourage you to continue your giving. Please make use of electronic banking. We want to keep ministries going and we also want to keep supporting our missionaries both locally and internationally. Our banking details are:
Bank: ASB Bank
Account Name: Mairangi Bay Community Church
Account Number: 12-3050-0301948-00
You can also donate through WeChat Pay (for those with overseas Chinese bank accounts). Just scan our QR Code through your WeChat app, it's that easy.
We continue to use our volunteers to call, emails, text messages and send e-cards to quarantined/hospitalised persons. Please inform us if you know of any of our members or regular visitors who are hospitalised.
SERVING THE COMMUNITY
Taking care of those in our church does not mean that we are not also called to care for those in our communities. This may present a great opportunity for us to be relevant and a beacon of hope for our communities.
We are praying for you and for our communities. Be strong in the LORD and make Him your refuge...
“Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us” (Psalm 62:8)