All public religious gatherings in the UAE, including all gatherings of UCCD, have been suspended until further notice due to Covid-19.
We see the wisdom and goodness of this government directive as we all hope to see this epidemic be brought under control soon. While we are prevented from gathering as we normally do in this season, we will still look for alternative ways to connect with each other that do not pose a risk to each other or our community. We hope we can love our neighbors as ourselves by doing our part to slow the spread of this virus here in the UAE and honor Christ by being “subject to the governing authorities” (Rom 13:1).
In his providence our good and generous God has ordained that we will not be gathering altogether for a season. We will be separated from our most valuable means of grace—the regular assembly of God’s people: face-to-face fellowship, baptism, the Lord's Supper, hearing the Word together, responding in song and prayer.
What we can do is provide some aids to private worship. We can still sit under a common teaching of the Word, singing the same songs, and praying with the same focus as one another. As the Lord gives us opportunity throughout the week, our conversations can center around these things. We hope you use the template below to guide your own soul and families in worship to God and encouragement in the Gospel this week.
Even as the world is perplexed and unsettled by these events, let us continue trusting in our Sovereign Lord, serving one another as best we can, and bearing witness to the truth of the gospel.