We have been following with close interest the development of the novel coronavirus (CO-VID19) and the worldwide implications of this disease, including the impact it may have on our Easter Retreat.
After much prayer and discernment we have made the decision to cancel the retreat. Due to the current risk to the community, the risk of contagion present at large live-in events such as a retreat and the need to protect all (especially those most vulnerable among us), we believe this is the best course of action to take at this time.
It is also quite possible that the Australian Government will impose further restrictions on events over the coming week(s) and we wanted to give all involved as much notice as possible.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused and are especially sad to not be able to gather with you to share in the love of Christ during Easter.
Please be assured that all payments already made will be refunded in whole. Once the time is right, we will also be in contact with you about other events and missions run by the Emmanuel Community in Melbourne.
Obviously, we continue to keep all those impacted by CO-VID19 in our prayers.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0431 432 216.
The Emmanuel Community (Melbourne)