Check out our regathering update video Here.
We have been working hard to keep current with how the coronavirus is spreading in our city and province, and the impact this is having on people, and our service systems, especially our healthcare system. We have come to a point as a leadership team, staff team, and in consultation with our board, where we feel our best response is to suspend our onsite Sunday worship services until the end of January. During the month of January, we will provide an additional update as to our ongoing plans.
This is a decision we had hoped we would not have to make. We know how it will impact some for whom gathering together again has meant a lot, however, we realize that we are at a very critical and very dangerous stage in the spread of the virus. So, in this COVID season, with all the reminders we get that life itself is more frail than we realize; and the life we try to build is more fragile than we want to see, we're committing ourselves to keep helping you, and to helping you help each other remember that even during this time we live on the foundation of the absolutely sure promise and truth of God’s word. To help us live in that security and confidence, even though we are suspending our onsite gatherings, we are not cancelling Church. We are investing our efforts into helping you live faith out well, at home. Here’s what you can look forward to:
- Beginning December 6 we will worship together online only. Our “Traditions” service will go live every Sunday at 9:30, and our “Renew” service at 10:30. And they will both be available on-demand any time you can watch it after that. We are working at finding ways to make this service not just content we deliver, but an opportunity for you to connect personally with us and with each other during the time together.
- We’ll also continue our weekly “Hope for Today” online devotionals
- If you’re part of a Group Life program of any kind (children, youth, adult) check with your ministry leader as to how this decision impacts life for your group.
We are zig-zagging our way through and we don’t know what the next move will be, but, we’re keeping on because we know how it’s gonna end! God’s plan is not cancelled, Jesus is still gonna pull it off! In that light, let’s all give ourselves to helping each other continue to live believingly during this time, and to be a light of hope in some way to our neighbourhoods and networks
Every week during our church services we share about the ministries that are happening and ways to get involved and stay informed. Whatever your age or stage, we have something for you! Please see below for emails to our ministry leaders:
Children’s Ministry | Kelsey Eichelt | email@example.com
Youth Ministry | Conrad Gengenbach/Abbey Loeppky | Youth@erbc.ca
Young Adults | David Holzmann | firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult Ministry | Dave Schmidt | email@example.com
Worship Ministry | Kolten Zenner | firstname.lastname@example.org