CEDAR PARK'S RESPONSE TO COVID-19UPDATE: 3.14.20
COVID-19 Update: March 14, 2020
Dear Cedar Park family,
The CPC staff and board have continued to be in contact with local physicians, community health nurses, and the British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, as we all respond to the measures suggested by the government to prevent the spread of COVID-19 쉐어포인트 다운로드. After prayerful consideration, we have decided it would be best not to gather in person for our Sunday Morning Church services starting this Sunday, March 15th until further notice is given 다운로드. This decision has not been made lightly and comes out of an abundance of caution and a desire to be socially responsible.
Staff and a handful of volunteers will continue to create and lead Sunday morning liturgies of worship at 10:30 am 프로젝트 윙맨 다운로드. However, instead of participating in person, we invite you to participate from home or in small groups via livestream. The services will continue to feature music, community news, psalms of the street (you can submit requests live via the comment section of the feed), and a sermon 다운로드. This Sunday after the live-streamed service, we will also honour Pastor Andrew with a time of storytelling, blessing, and sending. This will be live-streamed too, so we invite you to follow along online and to submit words of affirmation through the comment section of the livestream feed.
In addition, even though a small group gathering may not present a health concern, we realize that with no large group gathering at the church this Sunday morning, attendance for the Adult Sunday School series on the Doctrine of Discovery may be lower than normal 다운로드. Therefore, we will delay the series and take a few days to discern the best timing and format to present this important material.
We have also created a Digital Content page on our website that will function as a resource hub. Please check the page regularly for links to the Sunday service livestream and for other resources to help us connect and serve the wider community. If you are unsure how to access the livestream from the church website, please contact a friend or another congregant for help. In the coming weeks, we will intentionally reach out to folks in the congregation to ensure that needs are being met and that those who wish, can connect with others through our digital content.
We realize that for some, this may be a season of isolation and fear. Please contact a church staff member if you would like practical help with errands (e.g. grocery pick up, meal delivery), prayer, or a compassionate listening ear. The church office will continue to be open Monday – Thursday 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, and feel free to post needs on our Cedar Park Church Listings Facebook page. This page provides a forum for the people of Cedar Park to share their needs with one another directly.
Even though we will not all be gathering together on Sundays, the work of the church will continue. Staff, board members, and volunteers will continue to provide care and organize opportunities for groups to connect and serve. You can continue to support the church financially through our website. Donations can also be brought to the church office during office hours.
These decisions with regards to the suspension of corporate gatherings have not been made from a place of fear. Rather they are how we are choosing to love one another and the greater community, especially those who are vulnerable. We truly are all connected. Small acts like washing hands, social distancing, or phoning to check in with a neighbour are how we show the kindness of Christ.
In God’s Love,
Cedar Park Church Staff and Board