Pastoral Letter – 17 March 2022

Pastoral Letter – 17 March 2022

Posted on 17 Mar 2022

17 March 2022

Dear KKMC Members and Friends


I am writing regarding the streamlining of safe management measures with as announced by the Government, which began on 15 March.

After prayerful and careful discussion by the church leaders, in light of the fairly high number of reported Covid-19 cases (and considering that there are also unreported cases), it was decided that it would be best that KKMC only start implementing the relevant streamlined measures from Sunday, 3 April. In the meantime, all current safe management measures remain in place for Sundays 20 March and 27 March.

From Sunday, 3 April, the following points apply regarding our Sunday Worship Services:

What remains unchanged?

  1. Only vaccinated persons and those with relevant exemptions are allowed to attend the Worship Services
  2. SafeEntry check-in (inclusive of VDS [1] verification)
  3. Mask wearing
  4. No singing by congregation

What are the changes?

  1. No pre-booking of seats to attend the Worship Services
  2. Entry to church will be via Main Entrance (no need to enter via the Carpark Door)
  3. No separate zones in the Sanctuary, which is back to full capacity
  4. Safe distancing is encouraged but not required when seated as we will be wearing our masks

For those who have received a Health Risk Notice, as far as possible, it would be good to avoid attending any in-person programmes at church during the period of the notice. However, if one wishes to do so, please carry out a self-conducted ART within 24 hours of the church programme, and only attend it upon obtaining a negative Covid-19 result. This good practice is consistent with MOH guidelines.

Lastly, for the English Children’s Ministry, the phased return to having classes on-site at KKMC will be delayed to 10 April and 24 April, with a full return of all classes on 8 May.

My prayer is that God’s continued Grace and Peace will be experienced by each of us as we move further into this year. These are so needed as we deal with the on-going Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the recent invasion of Ukraine by Russia and the resultant suffering arising from it.

May we all live daily by Acts 1:8 and be the Bold Witnesses for Jesus that we are:

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Acts 1:8

God Bless

Ps Kenneth

[1] VDS stands for Vaccination-Differentiated Safe Management Measures. Unvaccinated children aged 12 and below are exempted from VDS. They need not be from the same household to be included within a group for worship services and other religious activities.