Dear brothers, sisters, and friends in the gospel,
With the rapid spread of COVID-19, there has been some significant changes since our last communication with you through email. Although this is the first time our church has experienced this kind of situation, our faith is in our Lord Jesus. The Leadership Team has been seeking God’s will for our church through continuous prayer.
As of March 13, 2020, Alberta Health Services has required that all gatherings of 250+ people (excluding worship services) be cancelled. Although we are not included in this criteria, we must ensure that in addition to continuing worship service, there are also measures taken to minimize the spread of the virus as much as possible. As a result, starting this week (March 15, 2020), we are going to adjust our worship service.
- Mandarin congregation will continue to hold worship service at Alberta Bible College as well as broadcast live worship. We strongly encourage everyone to join online, please subscribe to this channel through the following link: click here
- English congregation will hold worship service online through live broadcast in the ROOTS Facebook group. Please create a Facebook account to access this link: click here
At the same time, all Sunday school classes including children’s Sunday school will be cancelled starting this week. Our church will close promptly at the end of worship service, including use of the gym. Please redirect any activities or meetings that would usually happen on Sunday afternoons to an online communication platform. During this time, please use the following e-transfer emails for your tithe:
Mandarin congregation: firstname.lastname@example.org
English congregation: email@example.com
The Leadership Team will keep up to date with all information and requirements released by Alberta Health Services. In the case of any changes to this plan, Truth Baptist Church will continue to use this method of communication to keep you informed. We will promptly notify you through email and our social media platforms should any updates occur. If you have any requests or suggestions, feel free to send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please continue to pray for yourselves and for our church. May God strengthen our faith, strengthen our church, and teach us to depend on him in this time of darkness. Psalm 23 says, “ Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” May God refine our faith in this time of testing, so that we may come out as pure as gold.
Truth Baptist Church – Leadership Team
March 13, 2020