Phase 2 Heightened Alert

Dear Bukit Arang brothers and sisters,
In light of Singapore’s return to Phase 2 Heightened Alert and the latest advisories from MOH and MCCY, please note the following list of changes to our gatherings and programmes from 22 July to 18 August:


Sunday Gatherings

1. On 25 July, our Sunday Gatherings will be organised as follows:
a. Our 8.30am gathering will be open to 100 vaccinated* persons (reduced from our previous capacity of 150 vaccinated* persons).
b. Our 10.45am and 2pm gatherings will each remain open to 50 persons (no Pre-Event Testing required). While unvaccinated persons may join these gatherings, the government strongly advises such persons, especially the elderly, to avoid on-site religious gatherings at this time.
c. Our E2 hall will be re-arranged into paired seating because of the new restrictions on group sizes (i.e. two (2) persons).
d. There will be no on-site BANG Station. BANG Station will be online from 25 July to 18 August.
e. Creche (Zone D at E4.1) will not be available at any of our gatherings.
f. Livestreams for the 8.30am and 10.45am gatherings will continue.


2. On 1, 8 and 15 August:
a. Our 8.30am gathering will continue to be open to 100 vaccinated* persons. Our Planters members will continue to be given priority to book tickets in Zone A from the previous Sunday at 6pm.
b. Our 10.45am and 2pm gatherings will each now only be open to 100 vaccinated* persons (increased from 50 persons).
c. Our E2 hall will continue to be arranged into paired seating.
d. There will continue to be no on-site BANG Station.
e. Creche (Infant Cry Room, Zone D at E4.1) will not be available at any of our gatherings.
f. Livestreams for the 8.30am and 10.45am gatherings will continue.

3. Guest Sundays on 1 and 8 August will continue as planned:
a. Because our gatherings on these dates will only be open to vaccinated* persons, members will need to ensure that they and their guests are vaccinated* should they wish to attend on-site (no Pre-Event Testing will be provided).
b. If you would like to bring a guest, please contact our church office via Whatsapp (8421 9074) and you will be given priority to book tickets from the previous Sunday at 6pm.
c. Guests who are unable to attend our gatherings on-site are welcome to join our livestreams of the 8.30am and 10.45am gatherings.


Other Church Programmes
In addition, all religious classes have been suspended. Please note the following changes to other church programmes.
1. BANG Station and SEED will shift to online meetings with effect from 25 July.
2. Small groups (SNL, Stirrers, CCGs, Planters, Jesus Club) will also shift to online meetings with effect from 22 July.
3. All other church events (e.g., Life’s Big Questions, Just Looking, Just For Newcomers) will continue as planned online events.
4. Events previously planned as physical meetings (e.g., Gospel Sharing in Mandarin on 1 August) will be shifted to online events. The pastors and elders in charge of these ministries will update members/participants of the changes in due course.
Our pastors and elders are praying for you. Please feel free to reach out to any of us if you need prayer and support during this time.


Blessings,
Ivan Chow
Senior Pastor
On behalf of the Elders and Pastors


*Vaccinated members are those who have completed the full vaccination regimen in Singapore (two doses) and have had sufficient time (2 weeks or more after the second dose) to develop sufficient protection.
Please note that you will be required to tap your TraceTogether token or app to verify your vaccinated status. Merely displaying your vaccinated status on your phone is insufficient.

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