FIND A CHURCH

The Methodist Connexional Office is located at:

Weteriana House
50 Langdons Road
Papanui
Christchurch 8053

Postal address
:

PO Box 931, Christchurch 8140

T. (03) 366 6049   I. 0800 266 639

Please phone our main line (as above) and at the prompt either dial '0' to speak to Reception or enter an extension number. FOR A LIST OF EXTENSIONS CLICK HERE

Email the Webmaster
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CHURCH ACTIVITIES

Church Services
At All Times
Births Deaths and Marriages 
Liturgical Services
Pastoral Services
Groups  
Outreach            
Buildings            
Connexional
           



Church Services

                                   
Activity Level 1 - Prepare  Level 2 - Reduce  Level 3 - Restrict  Level 4 - Lockdown

Indoors (100 people or less)

No restrictions Number restrictions in place
Social distancing
No gatherings No gatherings
Indoors (unlimited people) No restrictions  No large gatherings No gatherings No gatherings
Outdoors (100 people or less) No restrictions   Number restrictions in place
Social distancing
  No gatherings No gatherings
Outdoors (unlimited people) No restrictions  No large gatherings  No gatherings No gatherings
Offerings No restrictions  Take hygienic care
Do not pass the plate 
Online offerings only Online offerings only
Food service at church No restrictions 
Take hygienic care
Do not serve food.
Allow people to bring their own.
No sharing!
No gatherings - no food service  No gatherings - no food service
Online/email/telephone No restrictions 
Include those unable to be present.
Keep sharing
No restrictions 
Include those unable to be present.
Keep sharing
No restrictions 
Include those without internet.
Keep sharing
No restrictions 
Include those without internet.
Keep sharing
Singing   Sing the roof off! Find quiet alternatives.
Foot tap, hum, whisper
Sing only in your bubble  Only sing in your bubble
                 
Resources for Church Services
Online Service Resources Click Here
Faith and Order - Lectionary 2019-2020 Lectionary
Facebook page Search: Methodist Church of New Zealand Te Hahi Weteriana o Aotearoa
Support Information Click separately for Uniting parishesHoly CommunionGood hygiene - helping others  and more Support Information

                 
                        


           
At All Times 
                                    
Activity  Level 1 - Prepare  Level 2 - Reduce  Level 3 - Restrict  Level 4 - Lockdown

At-risk people able to mingle

2m social distancing.
No touching stuff!
Don't share!
Please keep yourself safe.
2m social distancing.
No sharing!
Protect your bubble.
Let others run around for you.
Protect your bubble.
Let others run around for you.
Unwell people able to mingle  Please stay home.
Seek medical advice.
Please stay home.
Seek medical advice.
Please stay home.
Seek medical advice.
Please stay home.
Seek medical advice.
Contact Tracing Know where you have been.
Keep track of who, where, when.
Know where you have been.
Keep track of who, where, when.
Stay home, save lives.
Only essential workers may go to work
Stay home, save lives.
Only essential workers may go to work.
Public Hygiene Standards Protect yourself & others in 6 steps Protect yourself & others in 6 steps Protect yourself & others in 6 steps Protect yourself & others in 6 steps
Practice physical distancing People may not wish to touch. 2m for strangers
1m for friends
Stay home, save lives Stay home, save lives
Online/email/telephone No restrictions however remember at-risk people who aren't mingling yet No restrictions however remember not everyone is wanting to be near others yet No limitations except your imagination! Crank up the telephone tree!
Online, email and phones are the way to go!
 Face masks in public places No restrictions however, remember at-risk people who aren't mingling yet Masks required in public places where physical distancing is not possible, like public transport and shops Stay home, save lives. Masks required when you are out and about. Stay home, save lives. Masks required when you are out and about.
                
Resources for At all Times
Government Covid-19 website https://covid19.govt.nz/
Health and Wellbeing https://covid19.govt.nz/health-and-wellbeing/
Hygiene and other Posters https://covid19.govt.nz/updates-and-resources/posters/
Ministry of Health

https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/novel-coronavirus-COVID-19

Tel: 0800 358 5453
NZ Govt COVID Tracer App https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-resources-and-tools/nz-covid-tracer-app
Must have: QR code poster for the Tracer App https://qrform.tracing.covid19.govt.nz/

Important notes

  • Have your driver licence ready
  • Location Name is limited to 35 characters, avoid all punctuation marks including dashes and apostrophes
  • Avoid the business number and use this BIC reference S954010
 Face Masks NZ Govt guidance on Face Masks
https://covid19.govt.nz/health-and-wellbeing/masks/
                       

Suggested pattern for people to make their own masks, consider 3 layers as per the Australian Govt pattern

https://thecraftyquilter.com/2020/03/versatile-face-mask-pattern-and-tutorial/

Australian Govt advice and 3 layers pattern
https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/face-coverings-covid-19#cloth-masks
https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/design-and-preparation-cloth-masks-covid-19-doc

Another pattern - simple design with a pocket for a third layer

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OweCSkfADLg

Support Information  Click separately for Contact Tracing,   Face Masks and templatesGood hygiene - helping others and more Support Information

                                   



Births, Deaths and Marriages

            
                                               
Activity  Level 1 - Prepare  Level 2 - Reduce  Level 3 - Restrict  Level 4 - Lockdown

Baptism

No restrictions
Maintain hygiene 
Delay until Level 1 if appropriate  Delay until a lower alert level Delay until a lower alert level
Funeral and tangihanga No restrictions
Maintain Hygiene
Consult with funeral director.
Numbers restrictions apply
Consult with funeral director.
Numbers restrictions apply
Consult with funeral director.
No gatherings permitted
Weddings No restrictions
Maintain hygiene
Delay until Level 1 if appropriate.
Do not use Church buildings
No gatherings No gatherings
Food service at church No restrictions
Maintain hygiene
Do not serve food.
Allow people to bring their own.
No sharing!
Or use controlled cafe etc
No gatherings - no food service No gatherings - no food service
Online As is appropriate and agreed for the event As is appropriate and agreed for the event As is appropriate and agreed for the event As is appropriate and agreed for the event
Singing Raise the roof! Find quiet alternatives
Foot tap, hum, whisper
Sing only in your bubble Sing only in your bubble
                                                                               
Resources for Births, Deaths and Marriages                                                                                                                                                
Orders of Service
Liturgical Letters
 http://www.methodist.org.nz/faith_and_order
           

                   



Liturgical Services

                                                                                   
Activity  Level 1 - Prepare  Level 2 - Reduce  Level 3 - Restrict  Level 4 - Lockdown

Holy Communion

Proceed with great hygiene practices No shared communion until alert Level 1.
 Share communion online
No shared communion until alert Level 1
Share communion online
No shared communion until alert Level 1
Share communion online
Sharing the peace or the grace No restrictions but some people may prefer alternatives Maintain social distancing
Use alternatives to hugging
No gatherings
Practice visual alternatives online!
No gatherings
Practice visual alternatives online!
(Zoom groups)
Online Remember the people who are unable to attend in person Keep sharing online Suggestions for how you can lead these activites? Suggestions for how you can lead these activities?
                                                                        
Resources for Liturgical Services
Faith and Order http://www.methodist.org.nz/faith_and_order
Holy Communion
 Alternatives to Touching  
- Place your palms together and take a short bow to your neighbour.  
- Place your hand on your heart.
- Place your hand on your heart and take a short box.
- Project your sincerity... and smile!
The world may be undergoing strife, but in this moment there is the peace we create ourselves.


 
Support Information Click for  Holy Communion  

           

Pastoral Services

                                                           
Activity   Level 1 - Prepare   Level 2 - Reduce   Level 3 - Restrict   Level 4 - Lockdown

Meetings - face to face

No restrictions but still ring first.
Be considerate of people not wanting to touch
Always ring first to confirm a visit is welcome.
Maintain social distance
No gatherings.
Stay in your own bubble
No gatherings.
Stay in your own bubble
Visiting - Home, Hospital, Rest Home No restrictions but still ring first.
Be considerate of people not wanting to touch.
Hospital / rest home rules come first
Always ring first to confirm a visit is welcome.
Maintain social distance. Hospital / rest home rules come first
No gatherings.
Stay in your own bubble
No gatherings.
Stay in your own bubble
 Online / telephone No restrictions but people will want to see your beautiful face in person! No restrictions but start thinking about small group meetings too! No restrictions.
Go for it!
No restrictions.
                                                                                       
Resources for Pastoral Services                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Faith and Order Click here
Support Information  Reminders available for  Supervision,   Pastoral Visits,
Mental Wellness Support and, Contact Tracing and templates
                
        

Groups
                   
                                   
Activity
Level 1 - Prepare

Level 2 - Reduce

Level 3 - Restrict

Level 4 - Lockdown

Choir

Sing and dance then do it some more!

Sorry. No singing yet.
Practice online together

No gatherings No gatherings
Committee meetings in person No restrictions Number restrictions No gatherings No gatherings
Conferences No restrictions however plans will need to include for future regional Alert Level changes Number and food service restrictions apply No gatherings No gatherings
Groups at church No restrictions
Main good hygiene standards
Number restrictions apply
Defer groups until Alert Level 1
No gatherings No gatherings
Home groups No restrictions Number restrictions apply
Encourage people to bring their own food – no sharing!
No gatherings No gatherings
Other building users No restrictions
Main good hygiene standards
Keep groups separate
2m social distancing
Maintain good hygiene standards
No gatherings
Essential services only
No gatherings
Essential services only
 Food service No restrictions
Main good hygiene standards
Do not serve food
Allow people to bring their own
No sharing!
No gatherings - no food No gatherings - no food
 Online/email/telephone Always available! Do it, do it, do it. Great way to meet You can sing online too!
                                     
                                               
Resources for Groups                       
Support Information. Note: registration processes are required at Alert Level 2 Click for Sharing buildings with others, Food and Drink, Cleaning and
Contact Tracing (with templates)

                                               

Outreach
                                                  
Activity   Level 1 - Prepare   Level 2 - Reduce  Level 3 - Restrict   Level 4 - Lockdown

Food banks

No restrictions.
Maintain good hygiene standards

Social distancing applies.
Maintain good hygiene standards

Social distancing applies.
Essential workers only.
Keep at-risk volunteers safe.
Maintain good hygiene standards.
Social distancing applies.
Essential workers only.
Maintain good hygiene standards.
Hand deliveries (food) No restrictions.
Maintain good hygiene standards
Social distancing applies.
Maintain good hygiene standards
Social distancing applies.
Essential workers only.
Keep at-risk volunteers safe.
Maintain good hygiene standards.
Social distancing applies.
Essential workers only.
Keep at-risk volunteers safe.
Maintain good hygiene standards.
Hand deliveries (non food) No restrictions.
Maintain good hygiene standards
Social distancing applies.
Maintain good hygiene standards
Social distancing applies.
Essential workers only.
Keep at-risk volunteers safe.
Maintain good hygiene standards.
Essential workers only.
Social distancing applies.
Maintain good hygiene standards.
Op shops - open for business No restrictions.
Maintain good hygiene standards
Essential services only.
Keep our volunteers safe
Essential services only.
Keep our volunteers safe.
Essential services only.
Keep our volunteers safe
Volunteers (essential services) No restrictions.
Maintain good hygiene standards
Social distancing applies.
Maintain good hygiene standards
Keep our volunteers safe
Social distancing applies.
Essential workers only.
Keep at-risk volunteers safe.
Maintain good hygiene standards.
Social distancing applies.
Keep at-risk volunteers safe.
Maintain good hygiene standards.
                                    
           
Resources for Outreach
Support Information Click for Sharing the Load, OpShopsVolunteers and Contact Tracing

                                              
                       
Buildings

           
Activity   Level 1 - Prepare  Level 2 - Reduce   Level 3 - Restrict   Level 4 - Lockdown

Admin and ministry teams on site

No restrictions
Maintain good hygiene standards

Ensure social distancing
Work from home if possible
Maintain great hygiene

No gatherings
Work from home
No gatherings
Work from home
Building access - clean, maintain, inspect No restrictions
Maintain good hygiene standards
Ensure social distancing
Is the work really needed yet?
Maintain great hygiene
No gatherings
Work from home
No gatherings
Stay home
Building projects No restrictions
Maintain good hygiene standards
Ensure social distancing
Is the work really needed yet?
Maintain great hygiene
No gatherings
Work from home
No gatherings
Stay home
Church buildings available No restrictions
Maintain good hygiene standards
Keep our QR Code Poster
Ensure social distancing
Is the work really needed yet?
Maintain great hygiene
Create QR Poster
Not available
Except to essential services
Not available
Except to essential services
Emergency maintenance No restrictions
Maintain good hygiene standards
Ensure social distancing
Maintain great hygiene
Ensure social distancing
Maintain great hygiene
Ensure social distancing
Maintain great hygiene
Venue hygiene No restrictions!
Maintain good hygiene standards
Cleaning needed if building used
Make hand wash/ sanitisation facilities available
No gatherings
Maintain cleaning / wash facilities for essential services only
No gatherings
Maintain cleaning / wash facilities for essential services only
                        
                                   
Resources for Buildings
Bricks and Mortar Click here
Support Information Click for  Admin and Ministry teams on SiteLandlord and tenant responsibilitiesIn Our BuildingsSharing buildings with othersCleaningContact Tracing
                        
           
                       
Connexional
           
Activity   Level 1 - Prepare   Level 2 - Reduce   Level 3 - Restrict   Level 4 - Lockdown

Connexional Travel

No restrictions, however...
Ensure flexible future travel in case of regional lockdowns

Travel locally only
Ensure social distancing
Maintain great hygiene

No travel
No gatherings
No travel
No gatherings
Volunteers (non essential) No restrictions, however...
No pressure. Many of our volunteers are in the at-risk bracket
Travel locally only
Ensure social distancing
Maintain great hygiene
Look after at-risk people
Stay home Stay home
Online / email / telephone Always encouraged! No restrictions! Keep at it! Go for gold!
                                    
                                   
Resources for Connexional 
Support Information Click for Contact TracingVolunteers