From the first of January 2016 several changes will be active and we want to present them in the following article.
1. Divine Services on Thursdays will start At 7.30 PM:
For many participants of the Divine Services the starting time of the Divine
Services on Thursday evenings (8.30 PM) was too late. Therefore an opinion
poll was conducted in order to find out what actually were the needs of the
According to the opinion poll the Divine Services should start at 7 PM.
However it turned out that this starting time then would be too early for some
others. Therefore a compromise was made: From January 2016 onward the
Divine Services on Thursdays will Start at 7.30 PM.
2. Usage of the system for simultaneous translations during Spanish speaking Divine Services:
With immediate effect participants of the Divine Services who
do not sufficiently understand the Spanish language will not listen to the
Translation from the altar but via the system for simultaneous translations.
The first test took place on Sunday, 27.12.15 which turned out very positively.
Many members mentioned positive remarks about the facts that now there
would be no more interruptions of the translation and last but not least...
You gain time and the Divine Services become shorter. Of course all Headsets
are desinfected inmediately after their use. A very convinced and faithful
church goer jokingly said: "It is really not necessary to translate the threefold
Amen at the end! I already know that in German!"
3. Our Newsletters will have a different design:
The Newsletters of our monthly infos but also other information about events
like the presentations of the FORUM, etc. will be published in a different
design from January 2016. You will be in for a surprise!