In order to turn the COVID curve back in a downward direction, Dr. Bonnie Henry and the BC CDC have ordered all indoor gatherings other than 12-step programs to be suspended for at least 2 weeks, possibly 4. This means our Sunday worship gathering returns to its exclusively online livestream format. It also means that we can no longer use our church building as a meeting space for our small groups, including Home Churches.
Our hope is that these new restrictions will make a difference and flatten the curve across our province. In the meantime, please consider ways that you can continue to connect with and encourage the people within your circle, even online. We all need a consistent dose of hope. What if your Home Church created what could be called “Hope Huddles”? The goal of a Hope Huddle is to make sure you have interactive connection with a few other believers every Sunday, even though you can’t be together physically. In this way we can help one another “continue in our faith, established and firm, and… not move from the hope held out in the gospel” (Colossians 1:23).
Briefly, we envision a Hope Huddle as a 30 minute online connection (Zoom, FaceTime, WhatsApp) with a few others, immediately before (i.e. 9:45 am) or after (11:40 am) watching the livestream service from home. During this time:
As soon as we are able to use our building facility or our own homes as gathering spaces again, we will let you know!
Until then, "Be Calm, Be Safe, Be Still."