As your church leadership, we wish to keep you informed of our response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The information and advice we have received suggest that the most prudent response to this threat is to cancel our Sunday services until further notice. Our information is based on risk assessments provided by the Government of Canada regarding large gatherings of persons, as well as their recommendations for “Community-based measures to mitigate the spread of coronavirus” We coupled this assessment with advice from FEB Pacific (our larger denominational head office), and other church leaders faced with the same decision. We laboured greatly with this decision, and have decided to move forward with an abundance of caution. We are also aware that many of you are interested in helping. We will include ways of getting involved below.
We are currently working to develop teams over the next days and weeks whose assistance will not endanger the people of our community. We encourage everyone to follow the best practices from the government of Canada. It of utmost importance, that those who are at low risk are not needlessly endangering themselves or others around them. However, there are many people within our own church community and within the larger community around us, who are facing higher needs on account of self-isolation or quarantine measures at this time. We will post updates and information changes, as well as instructions on how to get involved through our email newsletter, The Connector. Please subscribe if that’s of interest to you.
We will continue to serve the community through the food bank at this time. The food bank hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 10am-11am.
Please know that we are praying for you and strive to serve you through this difficult time.
Pastor Kyle Nichols