JICF Service Cancellation

Update from JICF Elders

Dear JICF Congregation:

The elders of JICF have made the difficult decision to cancel our Sunday services at Graha CIMB Niaga starting from Sunday, March 15, 2020  and next Sunday, March 22,2020.

We do not cancel services lightly. We believe that our God moves in power through the gathering of His people as they worship together and hear the preaching of His Word. However, we believe that in the short-term this is a wise decision in light of our concern for the health and safety of those we shepherd.

You may be aware that DKI Governor Anies Baswedan has discouraged gatherings of large groups of people to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19. And the World Health Organization has strongly recommended that President Jokowi “scale up emergency response mechanisms including the declaration of a national emergency”. As citizens and/or residents of Jakarta and Indonesia – and in light of the fact that we have an international congregation who travel to and from countries already seriously affected by COVID-19 – we feel we should take this advice into consideration.

While we are not gathering for congregational worship, we encourage you to set aside time to worship through song, prayer, and engaging God’s Word – either individually, with family, or with your Community Group either in person or via the internet.

We believe that canceling our worship gathering is an act of loving our neighbors. There are many vulnerable people in our city who will be put at great risk by the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). As Christians, we are called by Jesus to care for and defend the vulnerable. In canceling our Sunday service for at least the next two weeks, we can actively fight to slow the spread of COVID-19. Cancelling our worship services can give health professionals more time to prepare and care for those who are most at risk from the virus.

We will be back in touch with you with further updates and decisions as they are made about our Sunday services. We will be communicating via our website (www.jicf.org) as well our Facebook page, Instagram and through email.


In His love and care,
~The Elders of JICF