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Dear church family,
I know that we love being together on Sunday mornings to worship. It is important, it is valuable, but I also know, as I’ve been saying it for many years and even in the recent times, that we are the church. The people of God. Let’s not forget that we are to be a people, who individually rebuild, repair and revive our community outside the Sunday morning and the walls of our building.
Again, you are the church; a called-out, set apart, called with a purpose, people of God; a holy priesthood. The Spirit of God is over you, on you and in you. And you are set apart to God and for His specific use. And that has never been limited to a Sunday morning in any building, anywhere. Don’t be shaken by these newest gathering restrictions because God isn’t limited to meet with us in a building one day a week and we don’t cease to be his people because we can’t gather for a short period of time.
The newest information from the Provincial Health Officer
As of November 19th, indoor worship events and social gatherings of any size will no longer be allowed throughout British Columbia.
These Public Health Orders are in effect until December 7, 2020.
Essential meetings such as 12-step recovery programs and mental health support meetings may continue with groups under 10 persons and using appropriate Covid protocols.
Dr. Henry made it clear that she is shutting down events but not shutting down buildings. Our office will continue to be open. We have Christmas hampers and other Christmas related things to prep and deliver (more information will come later)
Outdoor church events (not social gatherings) with appropriate Covid precautions can go ahead...(eg. Drive-thru Christmas etc.)
Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals are restricted to family members only and the 10-person maximum guideline also applies. No reception gatherings are allowed.
Masks are mandatory for all indoor public spaces. Work Safe BC required
Travel should be limited and restricted to essential travel only.
We will be continuing our online services. Please watch the website and the private Facebook group for more information.
Isaiah 43:1-3 MSG But now, God's Message, the God who made you in the first place, Jacob, the One who got you started, Israel: "Don't be afraid, I've redeemed you. I've called your name. You're mine. 2 When you're in over your head, I'll be there with you. When you're in rough waters, you will not go down. When you're between a rock and a hard place, it won't be a dead end. 3 Because I am God, your personal God, The Holy of Israel, your Savior. I paid a huge price for you:
Pastor Shaun and Natalie