Coronavirus and Church Activities Update:

Immediate changes

After a great deal of prayer, thought and consultation, we have decided that we should suspend all our public gatherings. This was a difficult decision and one based not out of fear, but out of concern for our community. We are doing this in response to the government’s and health leaders’ request to limit opportunities where this virus could be spread. This is precautionary,  in the hopes that those most vulnerable in our community do not become exposed.

Are we over-reacting? Some may think so, but we do not believe so. While the virus is not widespread in Canada as of yet, experts suggest that, without precautions, it will be. We would rather be a part of ensuring the safety of our community rather than selfishly hold to our own desires and put others at risk. We want to be a part of the solution. Everyone must choose their own course of action. This is what we have chosen to do.

How do we do church now? Church is not about a building; it is the people. We are sharing links to good worship services that are being streamed online.  https://westminsterpc.ca/youtube-stream/

We will endeavour to make available good Christian teaching and content on our website.  https://emmanuelpresbyterian.blogspot.com/                                                  https://theupdevo.com/

The church office will remain open and Pastoral Care will be maintained. We encourage each of you to make the most of this opportunity to care for your neighbour and your community. Take time to worship with your family. Throughout history, the church has risen to the occasion in challenging times offering hope, help, and demonstrating sacrificial love. Let us do so again. Do not fear. Love your neighbour, share with those in need.  Above all, trust God.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to phone the church office at 705-444-6823 or contact one of the elders via e-mail. We will keep you informed as the situation develops.      God Bless you.