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Special Update - Staying Safe in Covid-19 Alert Level 3A



There's good news and there's bad news. This afternoon the PM announced Cabinet's decision that Auckland will remain in alert level 3 for the moment with weekly reviews in place to assess our progress. The good news is that from 11:59pm on 5 October 2021 Auckland remains at Alert Level 3, but:

  • outdoor gatherings between 2 households can go ahead, with a maximum of 10 people attending

  • travel anywhere in the Auckland region for exercise, sports or recreation outdoors is allowed

  • early learning centres can reopen to all children, with a maximum of 10 children in each bubble.

This will bring some relief particularly around the isolation and stir-craziness that many are experiencing. A chance to see some people and enjoy the Spring weather beyond our local area. Good timing for the school hols.


You'll find the details here https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-levels-and-updates/regional-advice/auckland/ along with the next steps that were outlined.


WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR CESSION|COMMUNITY?

The good news is we will soon be able to increase our connectivity in small outdoor settings which will allow us to offer more care for those on their own or otherwise doing it tough.


We'll be remaining online for services, cell groups and our generational ministries. This week we start a new series BARE ESSENTIALS - just in time for what our souls are yearning for.


If you've been hanging back from connecting, this might be the time to take a step towards connection - we are likely to be in a morphed L3 for some weeks.


STAYING CONNECTED

There are a bunch of ways to stay connected in this time:

If you or someone you know is in need of practical assistance, your village stands ready to help in whatever way it can. If you have a need for help please contact DaNae Reynolds 0225802582 (our Pastoral Care Team Leader), or one of our pastors Brett 027 284 2893 or Melissa 0212670958. You can also email us support@cession.org.nz


Philippians 4:6–7 (NIV)

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.

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