On Wednesday evening, Nov 18, the Elders and Deacons met online to discuss our worship services for December – specifically, whether or not we should open the church for people to attend our worship services. We know that all of us are eager to begin meeting again to worship together, but of course, we do not want to do that if the potential of spreading the Covid virus remains.

After much discussion, we were unanimous in deciding that we should continue to offer live streaming worship only, at least through the month of December. As much as we would love to meet and worship together, especially for the Advent season, we believe this to be the most responsible decision at this time.

We will still do what we can to celebrate Advent. For instance, we will have someone light the candles of the Advent Wreath and do the reading each Sunday, beginning with the first Sunday of Advent, which is Nov. 29th. Thanks to all of you for your prayers for the church leadership. We really do want to make the right decisions on behalf of the church, and we trust the Lord to guide us in doing so.

Please visit our Facebook page to worship with us:
https://www.facebook.com/ibczuerich/live/.

You can also view the live stream on our YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUrN2AqwZvGu-M8Va0Fh__A/videos?view=2&flow=grid

The Elders have decided that in light of the on-going Covid situation, and the uncertainty and unpredictability of how it may or may not develop, we will not host any large, special events at the church for the remainder of this year.  For instance, we will not have our annual Thanksgiving/Harvest Dinner in November.  Or course, worship services will continue, for which we will wear masks, and other smaller groups (Little Seeds, Sunday School, Youth, Women’s Bible Study, Men’s Prayer Breakfast, Adult Class, etc.) will meet as usual.  Also, Home Groups will continue to meet at their own discretion, either in person or online as they choose.

Worship Gather Changes

We are now holding worship gatherings online via Facebook live stream or YouTube live stream.

Please visit our Facebook page to worship with us:
https://www.facebook.com/ibczuerich/live/.

You can also view the live stream on our YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUrN2AqwZvGu-M8Va0Fh__A/videos?view=2&flow=grid

Weekly sermons will also be available through our website and Youtube after the service is over. We will post updates when they are ready for viewing.

Prayer Meeting Changes

Because of the ongoing situation with the Coronavirus, we have also moved our Wednesday night (7:00pm) prayer meetings to an online format

Instruction to join the prayer meeting are as follows:

Click on this link: https://chime.aws/3830304637 from your computer at 7:00pm if you would like to join the Prayer Meeting. It will take you through a couple steps – asking for your name which will show up on the attendance sheet, and click to continue (or next), but you don’t have to sign in. It may ask you to authorize to use the computer’s mic and camera.If you prefer to join by phone, please dial +41 22 518 77 58 and then key in the following meeting ID: 3830 30 4637#. Using the computer is better as we can do video as well. (The sound may be better if you can use headsets, but it is okay with out using them.)

Need Assistance?

If you are in need of any kind of assistance (groceries, medicine, rides) during this time of restrictions on movement and reduced public transportation, please call the church (+41 44 724 44 37).

Church Camp Change of Date – Due to the uncertainties caused by the the COVID-19 outbreak, we have rescheduled our church camp, originally set for Sept. 11-13 of this year.  We thought it best to move it into next year.  The new dates are May 28-30, 2021.  Thank you for your understanding.

Please check back periodically for any updates.

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