Stouffville Christian Church
Response to the COVID-19 pandemic
To our Church family and friends,
We all agree that these are very difficult and challenging times, and worrisome for many. We are facing circumstances we have never had to face in our lifetime and that call for prayerful wisdom and courage from us all. We find ourselves, as people of faith, in a unique position to demonstrate why it makes such a difference to have God in our lives knowing that we rest safely and peacefully in his all powerful arms. God is not taken by surprise, as we are, by the events that are shaking our world. We need to be ready to give a reason for the joy and faith that is within us!
Stouffville Christian Church continues to work out a response to Covid-19 that is prudent and safe and that has the best interests of its members at heart. These guidelines will demonstrate compliance to any and all public health guidelines. That means that for now we will not move ahead with Sunday services. Having said that, it is important that we not give in to fear, anxiety, or panic but that we be careful, caring, and wise. The Bible tells us, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind,” 2 Timothy 1:7. As discussed at our meeting on Sunday, we encourage you to use this time to contact one another, to pray for each other and our community, and to take daily encouragement from God’s Word.
The Church leadership will meet as events unfold and as new directives arise in order to assess our course of action moving forward. Any changes will be communicated by phone and email, and will be posted on our Church website and our Church signs. Please check in from time to time. As for any ongoing financial support of the Church, gifts and offerings can be mailed in the form of a cheque to the Church. The mail will be collected weekly and all monies will be deposited at our earliest convenience.
We thank you for your patience and look forward to keeping in touch and encouraging each other through these difficult times. Let us be always thankful and prayerful as we seek God's mercy and protection, particularly toward those who have been afflicted with the virus and those who are on the front lines of caring for the sick.
God bless you and keep you safe and healthy. Always in his peace...
Your Leadership Team
Public Health Canada
Ministry of Health Ontario