For the health and safety of all, church leadership has decided to heed the protocols and directives from the BC government regarding COVID-19. Therefore, we will suspend all worship services and church ministries for the duration of spring break. This means that our worship services for March 15, 22, and 29 will be offered online in a different format.
On Sunday morning, we invite you to worship via our pre-recorded service that will be available online. It will be hosted on the church youtube channel and available through the website, on the front page. It will not look like one of our regular livestreamed worship services but will instead be a more invitational and creative rendition.
Our pre-recorded service will still include music, liturgy, prayers, and a message. We encourage you to gather with friends and family and to continue keeping Sunday as a time of worship and prayer. In these times it is helpful to remember that the church is not a building but a people who are called to worship and be on His mission, no matter the circumstances.
This is an opportunity for us to consider the needs of the vulnerable and weak, to check in with those who are choosing to remain at home, to encourage and pray for those who are quarantined, to pour Christ's love on those who are anxious, and to offer care for one another in small or large ways---such as offering to go grocery shopping for those who are unable.
Throughout this time, we strongly encourage everyone to be engaged in personal Bible study and to continue meeting in small groups. If you are not currently in a small group but would like to be, please let one of the pastors know.
We’ll keep you up-to-date on our Sunday services as needed. The office will continue to be open at regular hours.
How you can help:
Stay informed! Review Health Link BC's info page, especially the section on Prevention.
Wash your hands with soap and water more often than you think you need to. Did you just touch a doorknob or handrail? Wash those hands. Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or longer. As Dr. Bonnie Henry (B.C. Public Health) said last week, “Wash your hands like you just chopped jalapeños and you need to change your contacts”. Songs like Happy Birthday that last about 20 seconds. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
Avoid usual contact greetings like handshakes, high-fives, hugs, etc.
When coughing or sneezing, cough or sneeze into a tissue or the bend of your arm, not your hand.
Avoid touching your face. The virus spreads through inhalation and contact with mucus membranes (eyes, nose, mouth).
Keep physical distance from others to reduce transmission risk from sneezes and coughs.
If you are sick with any illness or vulnerable to infection (elderly, immunocompromised), please do not attend the Sunday gathering or any other public event. Stay home and watch the sermon online. Call 811 for information and instructions if 1) you’ve traveled to an at-risk area and 2) if you show any symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, difficulty breathing)
If you become ill and test positive for COVID-19, let us immediately at [email protected]. We want to pray with and for you and support one another well.