March 16: Covid 19 Update

Sunday morning worship will be cancelled for March 22 and 29.

We have received emails from the United Church of Canada as well as the churches in our area outlining some of the suggestions for dealing with the current situation. We are paying attention to the directives from the BC and Canada government offices as well.

Here is information provided by the Kootenay Cluster of the United Church.

In this time of urgency due to COVID 19, The United Church of Canada and Pacific Mountain Region is recommending that congregations consider alternate ways to worship and gather in community.

PMR sent out a letter to all entitled Creative ways to worship, at a distance. They offer links and resources to “virtual worshipping” at Highlands United Church in North Vancouver or First Met in Victoria, and Connect North, a United Church project that seeks to provide live-stream, downloadable worship content, education opportunities, and networking for communities of faith across northern BC within the Pacific Mountain Regional.

The website of the United Church of Canada also provides information about available online worship resources,

I ask all of us to continue demonstrating our pastoral care for each other. If you are aware of someone who has become isolated, I encourage you to make a phone call, not only check if we can help in anyway, but just to chat. Texting and emails are fine, but actual conversation can replace the interaction of getting together over a cup of tea which many people may miss.

We will continue to work together and support each other with prayer and action.

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