15th July 2021
Dear Revive family member,
Sunday Services After July 19th 2021
You can watch a video of this update here: https://youtu.be/SlaJPmfoSmQ
After the Prime Ministers announcement regarding restrictions being eased for England, including Places of Worship, I wanted to update you on how we are proceeding at Revive. Sadly, it’s pretty obvious that “Freedom Day” is not going to be a return to normal, but instead rather more cautious and tentative than many had hoped.
At Revive we realise our family include people who feel rather bullish and hate the restrictions, right through to those who are vulnerable and still feel very nervous. We have created a plan that hopefully gives everyone the opportunity to feel comfortable and confident to come to church on Sundays this summer.
Sundays from July 25th 2021
From Sunday 25th July 2021, we will continue to restrict venue capacities to 60% so they feel spacious, not crowded. Therefore, we will still be asking everyone to book in for Sunday services, via your ENews links as usual (except in Goole). This helps us keep tabs on any increased attendance so we can plan.
Hand Sanitizer will be provided as before. As before, we do ask you not to attend if you have any suspected COVID-19 symptoms.
Here’s some good changes though:
- Masks are no longer mandatory. It’s up to you whether you wear a mask or not. Our staff will have some spare if you’d like one.
- We will sing!
- You won’t be told where to sit. It’s going to feel so much more relaxed.
- You can chat, mingle and catch up with friends.
- We will still ask you to leave a couple of seats space between you/your group, and others who are not from your family group.
Due to the unavailability of some venues, and key staff & volunteers being absent during the holiday season, please note the number of venues opening each Sunday will change throughout August. You’ll find all this out via your usual weekly ENews, when we send out the booking links.
Children’s work will continue Sunday mornings in Cottingham through August. And Matt & Emily are dreaming up some great fun for all our kids & youth in various ways through the summer!
Of course, online services continue Sundays 11am, and I’d highly recommend you also gather in your small groups, teams and friendship groups during this warmer season. We need each other more than ever don’t we!
Let’s keep going forward – I’ll bring you more news soon.
Much love in Him.
28th March 2021
Dear friends of Revive,
Leaving Lockdown – the final phase!
Today we are announcing what I hope will be our final phase of unusual church activities, as we head towards a summer that should include freedom from lockdowns and COVID, all aided by the excellent vaccination program underway. I can’t wait!
Sundays from April 18th until June 2021
From Sunday 18th April Revive will commence Sunday morning services at the Civic Hall in Cottingham, with a covid-secure capacity of about 100. When this fills up, we plan to add further venues on Sunday mornings to accommodate more. You will need to book in online to ensure we know numbers, and for now, masks and social distancing etc, will still be in place.
We will confirm what youth and children’s activities will be available very soon.
To make this spring and early summer more fun, we hope to add occasional Drive-In Sunday Services some weekends. Look out for dates soon.
Online services 11am Sundays, plus weekday 7am Prayer Storms will continue, but Sunday evening Zoom services and Wednesday’s Encounter Nights will cease at the end of March.
GET EXCITED! From this Summer onwards – A Home in Hull for a while?
As announced this Sunday, we are hopefully close to finding a place for Revive to meet, 7 days a week, at least for 1-2 years while we sort a long term solution out. Please pray for us in this, as we really need a breakthrough in our difficult building situation, ideally by this summer as the lockdowns end.
Finally, all our staff will be coming off furlough from the 18th April to assist with the in-person activities. Please do pray, and please do give, as the financial burden of these projects, plans and staff begin to impact us once again.
Can’t wait to be doing life in-person with you soon!
13 January 2021
Pausing In-Person Services under Lockdown 3.
Due to dwindling numbers attending the in-person Upper Room services under the conditions we are experiencing during the current Lockdown, we have today made the decision to pause all in-person services at Revive until the situation changes.
As you are aware, most of our venues are hired, and the cost and energy required to put services on makes them currently unfeasible for such low numbers.
Do remember we are still very busy online, especially during the current 24/7 Prayer Tsunami. Currently over 300 of you have signed up to pray for thousands of hours these 21 days! If you haven’t already, all the details to join us can be found here: http://www.revivechurch.co.uk/24-7-prayer-tsunami-join-us/
Remember to join us online:
- Sundays 11am on Revive Facebook/YouTube and Sunday evenings 6pm on Zoom.
- Prayer Storm Mon-Fri 7am and 7pm during Prayer Tsunami.
- Jarrod’s Encounter Night Wednesdays 8pm on his You Tube channel or his app.
- Revival Kids 10.15am Sundays, and Revival Nation youth Wednesdays and Fridays on Zoom.
- Lots of other prayer meetings and Revive Teams are meeting throughout the week on Zoom.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want any further info about any of the events above.
Don’t forget to join us 7pm THIS FRIDAY online, for our half night of prayer!
Praying for you daily.
Yours in Christ
Jarrod & the leadership team.