who care for one another and bring God’s love into a broken world”
We want to ensure safety during our Sunday services and other gatherings at Vineyard Groningen. This is why we are abiding by the measures required by Dutch law that are in place in all of society. From April 18 2021 onwards, we will begin to welcome 30 people at the recording of our online service again. Please see below what you can expect from us, and what we expect from you when it comes to covid-19 related measures.
Here’s what we’re doing:
Seating on distance
We will set up seating on appropriate (2 meter) distance in the auditorium. For the number of people per service we abide by the currently counting regulations that are set in agreement with a broad representation of church organisations and government.
No coffee time
Because keeping appropriate distance is nearly impossible to do during coffee time, we have decided not to serve coffee/tea before or after the service. When the service is finished, we ask everyone to leave the building within a couple of minutes. We will be available to pray for you and connect with new people at the Meeting Point.
When we have communion (once a month) it will be prepared safely and distributed by the hospitality team wearing face-masks and gloves.
Here’s what we are asking you to do:
Get tested in case of symptoms
When you have symptoms that are commonly associated with an infection with the corona-virus like: coughing, sneezing, loss of taste or smell and airway problems. If you have any of these symptoms, please make sure to get tested soon and in the meantime, don’t come.
Link to website with more information on getting tested (option to select English on page)
Reserve your ticket
For the services you will need to reserve tickets (adults only) and these tickets will be checked at the door. The purpose of this is to make sure we won’t go over the max number of people we can safely host in the auditorium of Gomarus.
Get your tickets for the upcoming services
We require everyone entering the building to wear a mask. Once seated at appropriate distance, you are free to take it off, but advised to keep it on. If you want to sing along to the worship, we ask you to be wearing a face mask.
Respect physical distancing
An important safety regulation is keeping a proper distance from each other when socialising. And this is where we all have a personal responsibility. We would like to ask you to respect physical distancing during our gatherings as much as you can.