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You are undoubtedly aware of the rapidly developing concern over the COVID-19 virus that currently has the attention of our entire planet. We don’t wish to contribute to the fear and anxiety many are feeling nor do we wish to make reactionary or knee-jerk decisions. Our confidence in the person and work of Jesus is a solid foundation for all of life—regardless of our culture, climate or immediate circumstances. However, as a church family, we also realize we bear the responsibility to ensure our gatherings are a safe place for all who come.
This situation continues to change almost hourly. We’ve recently received communication on behalf of our national conference (CCMBC) encouraging churches to strongly consider closing their doors for the immediate future. Based on this recommendation as well as further discussion we will be cancelling our Sunday morning services as well as all mid-week and age-specific programming through Friday, March 27th. We promise to keep you apprised of further updates or changes as they take place via our Facebook page, e-mail or our church web-site.
This presents us with a unique challenge and opportunity to explore how we foster community when relational proximity is removed. We are currently looking into options to make our sermons or services available online. We will also be exploring possibilities for continuing our age-specific ministries through electronic and web-based platforms.
In the meantime, we want to be mindful and in prayer for the safety of people, for the care of those who are directly impacted by this virus, and that while tragic, this situation might be a place where God’s Kingdom can be powerfully experienced. Whether in seasons of celebration or crisis we live as children of God. Let’s continue to find creative ways to encourage and reach out to each other and let’s continue to be watchful for opportunities to love and care for those around us in Jesus’ name.
Andrew Klassen (Lead Pastor)