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March 25, 2020
So much continues to change in our city, country and world. It’s important for us to seek the peace of God and keep his perspective on everything that is happening in our world as we respond to each new situation.
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.