WHBLC COVID-19 Response
Updated 16 June 2021
We are once again able to worship both in person or online! Current Victorian Government covid-safe rules require us to limit our on-site worship services to 75 persons and we must still wear masks inside.
While numbers are limited, Church Council recommend you please pre-register your intent to worship (here) if joining us at St Philips worship centre so that we can better manage the number attending. No need to pre-register intent to worship for joining us at Martin Luther worship centre.
Pre-registering is not essential but there may be a risk that late comers may need to be turned away. We also still all need to complete the on-site registration using the Vic Gov QR code on the day and time of attending to satisfy contract tracing requirements.
Thank you for your patience. We hope that we will soon be able to return to less restrictive worship practices.
Advice on the wearing of face masks and hand washing
Feeling anxiety, stress, depression or just not yourself due to
COVID-19 restrictions, or any other of life's stresses?
COVID-19 is having an impact on all our lives in one form or another. Lockdowns, isolation from friends and family and the fear and uncertainty that is presented to us on a daily basis can be quite confronting, and may be compounding some other issues in your life as well.
If you are finding it difficult to cope, you may find some of the following resources and links to help useful. If you need to talk to someone, there is help available, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you would like us to pray for you and your personal situation, please click here to take you to our Prayer Request page. If you would like to speak to our Pastor, please click here to take you to our Contact Us page.
The Bible offers life and hope and you can read it free, online at BibleGateway.com , or Bible.com. If you don't know where to start, ask God to reveal the verse He wants you to hear and open the Bible up, start to read, and let the words reveal His love for you.
Other useful resources and people you can talk to right now:
Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636 (There is a plethora of information, links & fact sheets on a variety of issues including anxiety, depression & suicide for men, women, young people, older people, multicultural & pregnancy issues.)
Mensline Mensline 1300 78 99 78
Griefline National help line if you’re feeling a need to talk about your grief around any sort of loss.
Christian Counsellors Association Christian Counsellors Association of Australia for counselling.
Mental Health First Aid Mental Health First Aid incl. COVID-19 Mental Health resources
There are specific resources available for children and young adults:
Kids Helpline 1800 551 800 - For kids 5-25yrs old anywhere, anytime.
Headspace eHeadspace 1800 650 890
If you are feeling suicidal there are people available to listen to you:
Lifeline 13 11 14 crisis support 24/7 via phone/text chat/online
For family advice or family violence issues:
Family Relationship Advice Line Family Relationship Advice Line 1800 050 321
Reach Out Sexual Assault, Domestic or Family Violence and Abuse 1800 RESPECT 1800 737 732