White Oaks United Church Update –
May the grace and peace of Christ be yours in these anxious times.
Following worship on Sunday March 15, those in attendance had a discussion about how our congregation should best respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was decided that it is our responsibility as citizens help to “flatten the curve” by doing what we can to keep the spread of the virus to a minimum.
Accordingly, we made a difficult decision to close the church to all activities including Sunday Worship for three weeks, until at least April 5, 2020.
At the same time, we are concerned about the effect that social isolation might have on our members and are putting into place measures to help us stay in touch with one another. We hope this will include communication by telephone to check in with one another, and also some form of Sunday worship made available through the internet and/or phone. Stay tuned to hear more information!
We ask you to continue to practice good hygiene such as hand-washing (saying the Lord’s Prayer while you wash gives you the recommended time), coughing into a tissue or the crook of your elbow, and social distancing (1-2 metres) when you are with others.
We also hope that you will continue to hold one another in your prayers and take the initiative to be in contact with each another – especially those who are in self-quarantine or in lock-down at a long-term care facility.
To get you thinking about next Sunday, the scripture reading is John 9:1-41.
I am holding you in my prayers and sending virtual hugs.
Sunday morning worship is at 10:25 where we seek to connect God’s ways with our lives through scripture, music and prayer. Sometimes with presentations of video, drama, and liturgical dance.
Our active Sunday School grows the children of our younger families and teaches the Way of Jesus.
A well-equipped and professionally staffed nursery is available for children age 3 and younger at any point during the worship service.
Refreshments and Fellowship Time follow the Service.