English interpreting restarts
Beginning on May 9, Gellertkirche’s 11:30 a.m. service will once again be interpreted into English every Sunday.
Stop by the interpreting booth before the service to pick up a (disinfected) headset and receiver. If you have any questions, just ask one of the greeters—they will be happy to help you.
During the church service, we offer age-appropriate activities for children (ages 0–12) and teenagers (ages 13–15).
We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Gellertkirche! Come worship together with people of all generations, experience God’s presence in new ways, and find renewed strength for everyday life.
Coronavirus Restrictions for church services
Due to coronavirus regulations, only 50 people are allowed to attend the church service in the sanctuary. Please be aware that registration is required for the service and all Sunday school groups. Registration opens every Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. for the following Sunday. You can find the registration link here under the heading “Anmeldung.”
Please observe the following rules during the service:
- Wear a mask (obligatory from the age of 12).
- Maintain distance (1.5 meters).
- Disinfect your hands.
- Refrain from singing.
As of April 19, social events are permitted again if they adhere to the following restrictions:
- For seated events, such as concerts, theater performances, or church services, attendance is limited to 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors. Chairs must be spaced at least 1.5 meters apart. Visitors are required to remain seated and wear a mask.
- For events where people move around, attendance is limited to 10 people indoors and 15 people outdoors.
> Exceptions to this rule are sporting and cultural events for children and teenagers, which 20 people are allowed to attend.
- It is still prohibited to eat or drink at events. Therefore, no coffee will be served before or after the church service for the time being.
Please consult the Gellertkirche’s schedule (in German) to check the status of upcoming events.
small group bible studiesSmall group Bible studies (with a maximum of 10 people indoors and 15 people outdoors) may meet in person if participants wear masks and maintain distance. Please do consume food or drinks, so masks can remain on. And please refrain from singing for now.
We encourage small groups to find alternatives to meeting indoors—for example, using online platforms, meeting outside, or going on a prayer walk together.
Gellertkirche currently has one small group Bible study in English for native and non-native English speakers who are interested in praying together, studying the Bible, and fellowshipping in a small group setting. For more information or if you would like to join the group, please contact the small group leader Kathrin Pope.
If you would like help with a practical matter, please use Gellerthelp. Just fill out the online request form or contact Dave Gut (061 316 30 53) or the church office (061 316 30 40, ). You may also offer to help others who make requests via Gellerthelp.
questions and pastoral care
Please do not hesitate to contact the church if would like to speak to someone. Contact names and information are listed here.
Things change often. We will provide updates regularly and hope to see you again soon at church!
(Last updated April 22, 2021)