Please check back regularly for updates.
For previous updates, please scroll down to the bottom of the page.
December 6, 2020
As we prayerfully considered having larger in-person worship gatherings, we were mindful of increasing public safety measures, escalating infection rates, and many remaining uncertainties. Ultimately, we still believe that gathering only a small portion of our church family simply excludes and exposes too many people.
From now until the end of April 2021, we will continue to gather online every Sunday for our worship services.
Please watch this video from our Lead Pastor Brett McBride to learn more.
As we reflect on God’s presence and provision over the past nine months, and all the incredible ways we have been living out our faith together as Christ’s church body, we have so much we can be grateful for.
There will continue to be many great opportunities before us as we take new and exciting steps forward, together in God’s global mission!
November 20, 2020
As Ontario takes further action to stop the spread of COVID-19, Premier Doug Ford has announced that Toronto will be moving into a lockdown beginning on Monday, November 23.
In keeping with the province’s proposed measures for lockdown, our church building will be closed to the public until further notice. You can learn more about Ontario’s COVID-19 health and safety measures here.
We will keep you updated as the situation evolves. Please continue to join us online for our worship services and ministry gatherings.
Thank you for continuing to pray for our city, country, and world.
August 21, 2020
Since the beginning of this new reality, we have been seeking God’s wisdom and direction in prayer together. Based on considerable prayer, research, and learning, we have made the decision to continue our worship gatherings online, every Sunday, for the remainder of the year. Our building will not be opening for Sunday worship services or other large ministry gatherings for the remainder of 2020.
Please watch this video from our lead pastor Brett McBride to learn more.
We’re excited for all the ways we can gather as one church body from multiple locations, as we continue to grow in community and faith – stronger, safer, and together!
June 12, 2020
We are encouraged that the government is continuing to adjust restrictions on gatherings, businesses, and services, and we look forward to when we are able to all physically gather together again.
Our priority is to continue to keep our community safe and to ensure we are protecting our most vulnerable members. We are committed to caring for one another as we plan towards effectively fulfilling God’s purpose for us to include everyone, together.
We are going to continue gathering online on YouTube for our worship services every Sunday, for the forseeable future.
We will continue to keep you updated on future plans, as they develop.
Thank you for joining us as we help keep our community safe together!
March 25, 2020
On Monday, March 23, Premier Doug Ford ordered the closure of all non-essential workplaces in Ontario. The order took effect on Tuesday, March 24 at 11:59 PM, and will be in place for at least 14 days. Places of worship did not make the list of essential workplaces.
Although our physical building will be closed until further notice, our staff is committed to caring for you and creating ways for you to grow spiritually and gather regularly through our online resources and platforms.
We’re gathering online every week to worship and hear God’s Word together. As we abide by all government guidelines and honour the spirit of new regulations, you’ll notice our services will also continue to evolve so that we can enjoy a great time together, every Sunday.
We invite you to explore our ministries and connection opportunities here on the church website. For regular encouragement and updates, subscribe to our weekly emails and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We encourage you to invite someone new to our online Sunday service and resources.
Together, we are committed to being a gospel-centered and globally engaged church body in our community and world. Thank you for continuing to live generously in prayer and care for those around us and for those who live across our globe!
March 13, 2020
Dear Peoples Church Family,
Covid-19 has caused fear and anxiety all around us. We know that God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of peace, love and a sound mind. We are choosing to trust that God is in control, not in a way that is careless, but in a way that is wise and proactive to care for those around us who are more vulnerable.
Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health is recommending the immediate suspension of all large events and public gatherings of over 250 people.
This has led us to a difficult but responsible decision to suspend all worship services and programs beginning immediately until further notice. We will continue to work with our community leaders and update you.
We invite you this Sunday and every Sunday morning to visit our YouTube channel for an online worship and teaching experience. This week we’ll be sharing a message of hope from God’s Word.
PRAY: Continue to ask God to heal individuals infected with the virus, to protect healthcare professionals, give wisdom to our leaders and officials and for His peace to fill our hearts.
SERVE: Consider your neighbours and family who are impacted by the virus and how you might be able to express the love of Christ. Here are a few ideas:
- Make a phone call or two to ensure your friends are okay.
- Pick up/drop off groceries or toiletries for a neighbour.
- Help someone get access to our worship services on YouTube.
Together we can all do our part to keep our community safe and healthy.