Word Of Life International Ministries

WOLIM Church Branches

DATE : 20 MARCH 2020

The following measures have been put in place in order to comply with the restriction or limitation of public gatherings to 100 people or less.

1. Venues
For this Sunday 22nd March 2020, Harare City Centre will use 2 venues;
A. Zimbabwe Agricultural Show Grounds (ZAS) Home Industry Hall. This is the current hall that we have been using so far

B. Newlands Church Office – Café Connaught.

2. The number of services and times
A. There will be 3 services at the Zimbabwe Agricultural Show Grounds as follows;
1) First service – 08:00 hours to 09:30 hours
2) Second service – 10:00 hours to 11:30 hours
3) Third service – 12:00 hours to 13:30 hours

B. Newlands Church Office – Café Connaught
1) First service – 08:00 hours to 09:30 hours
2) Second service – 10:00 hours to 11:30 hours
3) Third service – To be advised depending on numbers

Who will attend which service?

 First Service         : (ZAS) Mbare, Hatcliff, Budiriro, New Life Series students
                                    :(NewLands) Glen Lorne, Borrowdale, Helensvale, Crowhill, Greystone Park 

Second Service   :(ZAS) Harare Polytechnic, HIT, Belvedere, Avondale, Belvedere, Strathaven, Mabelreign, Alex Park, Belgravia
                                    :(Newlands) UZ students, Eastlea, Avondale, Highlands, Mandara, Greendale 

Third Service       :(ZAS) Domboshava, Westgate, Marlborough, Mount Pleasant Heights, Bluffhill, Mount Hampden 

To manage traffic and numbers, members who prefer to attend a specific service should notify the church office for our planning purposes. Kindly indicate the service and venue. For suburbs not specifically mentioned in the above table, people are advised to attend the service times allocated to areas nearest their places of residence.

 

3. Children’s Church Ministry
a. CCM facilities will be available at both venues

4. Tithes and Offerings
a. Online banking facilities – CABS Account Number 1002803041
b. ECOCASH CODE – 75215
c. For cash payments kindly visit our church office

5. WOLIM SUNDAY
a. March 22, 2020

 

COVID19 RESPONSIVE GUIDELINES FOR WOLIM FERNDALE CHURCHES

In line with the statement issued by our Senior Pastors, Dr G & Pastor MB Shana and in line with President Cyril Ramaphosa’s guidelines to the nation concerning Covid 19, which has been declared a pandemic affecting countries all over the world, we have come up with a working document to guide us in our function as a church that as we deliver services to our members we also do so in environments that are safe and compliant with the guidelines given.

In particular, there is a need to curb the spread of Covid 19 a highly infectious disease and therefore the Presidential directive has issued a restriction of gatherings to not more than 100 people at any time. Below are the working guidelines for our services be it Sunday services, prayer meetings or homegroup meetings.

 

1. Numbers management

· Services will be restricted to no more 60 Adults for Ferndale (45 people in the auditorium and 15 in Foyer) and 40 people in the Soweto Auditorium.

· Ferndale CCM will only accommodate up to 16 children, with a maximum of 8 children in each room.

· Soweto CCM will be restricted to 20 children maximum.

· In the event that numbers confirmed for church attendance are more that the allowable numbers, second services will be effected to accommodate the numbers, the times will then be communicated through ladies and men’s WhatsApp platforms to ensure all members are aware of the times.

 

2. Entry and Exit Protocol

· At every point of entry or exit, people will be provided with sanitizers to sanitise their hands.

· Both entry points will be manned throughout the services to ensure the protocol is observed.

 

3. Church seating and movement management

· Whilst the official number restrictions sit at 100 for gatherings, we have further done a restriction on both Ferndale and Soweto, being cognisant of our space versus the at least a metre separation between members required.

· To comply with the metre separation between people required, we will be resetting our sitting arrangement with a maximum of 6 people per row and creation of at least a metre distance between rows.

· Members will be encouraged to maintain the one metre distance throughout the service and avoid motion that reduces that distance.

 

4. Lifetime & Music Management

· Mics will be sanitised and will only be used by one individual throughout the service.

· Musicians must maintain a metre distance from each other.

· Lifetime Media team will also maintain a metre distance from each other.

· Lifetime Media controls should be sanitised before use and controlled by the same individual. Where it is not possible to be manned by the same individual, every changeover will have to ensure sanitising of controls before changeover.

 

5. Housekeeping Management

· Ushers must be provided with gloves as they sanitise all surfaces before every service and after every service.

· All surfaces should be sanitized.

· Clean and disinfected toilets, with regular cleaning during the services.

· Cleaning and disinfecting of door handles and chairs.

· The use of the kitchen will be prohibited to all with the exception of a designated usher to assist when its extremely necessary.

 

6. CCM Management

· CCM numbers to be controlled and restricted to 16 in Ferndale and 20 in Soweto

· All surfaces to be sanitised before and after the services

· Supply of food will be cut off to ensure there is no food handling during the service, as such parents are encouraged to feed their children before the service.

· Service times will be reduced in light of no food being served during CCM Services.

· All CCM educational toys to be packed away so that children do not make contact with them.

 

7. Environmental Management

· Increase of airflow and ventilation through opening of all windows and doors in the auditoriums.

· Ensure all trash is removed regularly and disposed safely.

· Selling in this regard is therefore suspended.

 

8. Transport Management

· Lesser number of people to be accommodated in taxis, which will mean an increased number of taxis to be provided to ferry people.

· Sanitisers to be provided for the taxis.

 

9. Communication Management

· Post signs encouraging good hand and respiratory hygiene practises.

 

10. Personal hygiene

· Members are encouraged frequent and thorough hand washing

· Members encouraged to cough and sneeze into their elbows, or where use of tissue is used, to be disposed immediately in the toilets and flushed down.

· ‘Fellowships’ after the services discouraged to limit violation of the one metre apart and restrict contact.

 

11. Monitoring and Evaluation

· Continuous monitoring and evaluation will be done on the ground to ensure that we continuously improve our working guidelines.

COVID19 RESPONSIVE GUIDELINES FOR WOLIM SOWETO CHURCHES

In line with the statement issued by our Senior Pastors, Dr G & Pastor MB Shana and in line with President Cyril Ramaphosa’s guidelines to the nation concerning Covid 19, which has been declared a pandemic affecting countries all over the world, we have come up with a working document to guide us in our function as a church that as we deliver services to our members we also do so in environments that are safe and compliant with the guidelines given.

In particular, there is a need to curb the spread of Covid 19 a highly infectious disease and therefore the Presidential directive has issued a restriction of gatherings to not more than 100 people at any time. Below are the working guidelines for our services be it Sunday services, prayer meetings or homegroup meetings.

 

1. Numbers management

· Services will be restricted to no more 60 Adults for Ferndale (45 people in the auditorium and 15 in Foyer) and 40 people in the Soweto Auditorium.

· Ferndale CCM will only accommodate up to 16 children, with a maximum of 8 children in each room.

· Soweto CCM will be restricted to 20 children maximum.

· In the event that numbers confirmed for church attendance are more that the allowable numbers, second services will be effected to accommodate the numbers, the times will then be communicated through ladies and men’s WhatsApp platforms to ensure all members are aware of the times.

 

2. Entry and Exit Protocol

· At every point of entry or exit, people will be provided with sanitizers to sanitise their hands.

· Both entry points will be manned throughout the services to ensure the protocol is observed.

 

3. Church seating and movement management

· Whilst the official number restrictions sit at 100 for gatherings, we have further done a restriction on both Ferndale and Soweto, being cognisant of our space versus the at least a metre separation between members required.

· To comply with the metre separation between people required, we will be resetting our sitting arrangement with a maximum of 6 people per row and creation of at least a metre distance between rows.

· Members will be encouraged to maintain the one metre distance throughout the service and avoid motion that reduces that distance.

 

4. Lifetime & Music Management

· Mics will be sanitised and will only be used by one individual throughout the service.

· Musicians must maintain a metre distance from each other.

· Lifetime Media team will also maintain a metre distance from each other.

· Lifetime Media controls should be sanitised before use and controlled by the same individual. Where it is not possible to be manned by the same individual, every changeover will have to ensure sanitising of controls before changeover.

 

5. Housekeeping Management

· Ushers must be provided with gloves as they sanitise all surfaces before every service and after every service.

· All surfaces should be sanitized.

· Clean and disinfected toilets, with regular cleaning during the services.

· Cleaning and disinfecting of door handles and chairs.

· The use of the kitchen will be prohibited to all with the exception of a designated usher to assist when its extremely necessary.

 

6. CCM Management

· CCM numbers to be controlled and restricted to 16 in Ferndale and 20 in Soweto

· All surfaces to be sanitised before and after the services

· Supply of food will be cut off to ensure there is no food handling during the service, as such parents are encouraged to feed their children before the service.

· Service times will be reduced in light of no food being served during CCM Services.

· All CCM educational toys to be packed away so that children do not make contact with them.

 

7. Environmental Management

· Increase of airflow and ventilation through opening of all windows and doors in the auditoriums.

· Ensure all trash is removed regularly and disposed safely.

· Selling in this regard is therefore suspended.

 

8. Transport Management

· Lesser number of people to be accommodated in taxis, which will mean an increased number of taxis to be provided to ferry people.

· Sanitisers to be provided for the taxis.

 

9. Communication Management

· Post signs encouraging good hand and respiratory hygiene practises.

 

10. Personal hygiene

· Members are encouraged frequent and thorough hand washing

· Members encouraged to cough and sneeze into their elbows, or where use of tissue is used, to be disposed immediately in the toilets and flushed down.

· ‘Fellowships’ after the services discouraged to limit violation of the one metre apart and restrict contact.

 

11. Monitoring and Evaluation

· Continuous monitoring and evaluation will be done on the ground to ensure that we continuously improve our working guidelines.

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