July 9, 2020
After months of isolating and staying separate, we are finally able to meet again at church to worship together. Welcome back! However, there are some new procedures that need to be followed to ensure we all do the best we can to make it a safe environment for everyone.
To reduce the number of people in the building at one time, we will be holding EM and TM services at separate times. Our first EM service will be Sun. July 19 at 11am, while our first TM service will be two weeks later on Sun. Aug. 2 at 9am. Please don’t forget to bring your mask as it is now mandatory in Toronto for all indoor spaces.
June 8, 2020
Our church building will continue to be closed, with a tentative re-open date of July 19 dependent on government regulations. In the meantime, we are working on new procedures for how to keep everyone safe when we resume meeting again. Please continue to connect with, encourage and pray for each other during these times. If anyone needs any assistance or prayer, please contact your phone directory leader.
May 3, 2020
In keeping with government regulations, our church building will continue to remain closed. We are targeting a re-open date of Sun. June 21 or until health officials deem it okay to gather again. Please continue to connect with us online, and contact your phone directory leader if you need any assistance or just want to talk. May we continue to share God’s love with others during this time of pandemic.
Apr. 5, 2020
Our church building will continue to be closed until at least May 4, however that does not mean that we cannot worship together digitally. Our sermons will continue to be posted online, with sermons on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. We will finish our last EM Growth group via online conferencing and Youth Sunday School will also begin online classes. TM bible study classes will be uploaded weekly.
Help for seniors: Please contact your phone directory leader if you have any needs such as grocery shopping or any prayer requests. We are here to help.
As we practice physical distancing and self-isolation may we not forget those around us, to help those in need and to pray for others. God is sovereign and He is with us in these turbulent times.
March 14, 2020
The board has made the decision to cancel worship services at church (and all related activities at church, ie. basketball outreach, spring festival, growth groups) effective March 15th until at least April 6th due to the Coronavirus. This aligns with the recommendations from the government and health officials. Please note that EM prayer meeting will continue, as that is done via Skype.
Rev. Tim and Rev. Luis will be uploading their sermons to our website every Sunday and we are looking into live-streaming for the future. Tentatively Good Friday, April 10th is when we are expecting to resume worship services.
Why are we doing this?
While we do not know of any members exposed to the virus, we are implementing this precautionary social distancing measure to ensure the health and well being of our congregation, offset the peak loads for critical healthcare systems and to help reduce community spread.
Keeping safe at home
As a reminder, the most important steps we can take to keep ourselves and our families safe are to wash our hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitizer, disinfect with sanitizing wipes, and carefully cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing.
If you are displaying symptoms of cold or flu, please contact Telehealth or the Public Health Services of Canada CoV information line at 1-833-784-4387 or 811;
God bless you all in this time and lean on Him for strength and wisdom.
22 And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! 25 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 26 If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest? 27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28 But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith! 29 And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. 30 For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31 Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you.