It’s here! The time we have all been waiting for, Christmas!

During the Christmas season, we will be celebrating the four themes of Advent where hope, joy, love, and peace will be discussed and examined to help us remember our Saviour Jesus Christ. On November 29th, the four week series will begin. This week will cover hope, the second week will cover joy, the third will cover love, and the last week will cover peace. 

As we are all aware, more restrictions have been put in place for the coming weeks so in-person services will be placed on hold for the time being. However, we would love for you to join us in this celebration through our online live services at 10:30 every Sunday on Facebook and YouTube. 


Click here to visit our Facebook page.


Click here to visit our YouTube page. 


As well, below is a link to the BIC website which includes an online version of a devotional for every week day up to Christmas.

 

https://beinchrist.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/BIC-Advent-Guide-2020-Digital-Version.pdf

 

Wishing you all a safe and healthy Christmas!

Massey Place Community Church is back!


Every Sunday, the church gathers at 10:30 am to share in the joy and love of Jesus Christ, to learn, and to spend time within our community. As a church, we are being extremely mindful of the worldly crisis of the Covid 19 pandemic and we are following protocols that are meant to keep us safe. These protocols consist of remaining 6 feet (2 meters) apart from one another, wearing a mask when singing, and sanitizing pews once the services finish. For those of you who would like to join us but are unable to, we also provide online services through our Facebook and YouTube pages.

Click here to visit our Facebook page. 

Click here to visit our YouTube page. 

We would love for you to join us in anyway you can, whether it be in person or through our online services. Regardless of where you are, we welcome you to our church community!

WE ARE BACK!



It is finally here!  This week we will be opening back up for in-person church services!   Sunday, August 9th!

Now - I will give you a little bit of the details here - attached is a sheet with the full list of guidelines we will follow for meeting in-person. 

First - I know some of you are VERY happy to be able to meet in-person again... I also know that some of you are NOT able to meet in-person right now. If you are later, don't worry!  we will still be live streaming our services for you!  (There will be an adjustment to live steaming for our tech people - so please be gracious with us while learn and grow).  We are also still fundraising for equipment to make this live stream the best we can for those that can't meet in person. 

If you are coming in person we ask the following: 
- Please self-monitor - if you are feeling sick or have symptoms like a cold/flu please join us on our live stream.
- Follow the directions/instructions we have been provided (see attachment)
- Here are the highlights:       
        - The pews are spread out to provide 2m (6 foot) spacing.         
        - Please bring a mask if you wish to sing.  Masks are not required for walking in/listening to the sermon... but are required while singing.  (I will be wearing a mask - so you are welcome to wear one if you choose!)  If you don't have a mask we will have some available for you.       
        - Remember to be gracious with everyone - this will be a familiar but also really different experience for everyone!       
        - We will ask you to either wash your hands or use our hand-sanitizer when you enter the church.       
        - Limit washroom use - and only one person in the washrooms at a time.       
        - We will also be keeping attendance like we always have!       
        - We will ask EVERYONE to help clean your own seat/pew following the service.  Everything will need to be sprayed/wiped down to keep our Spanish families safe too!       
        - There will be no coffee/food served.  The coffee machine is turned off - BUT you are welcome to bring your own!       
        - Children will stay with their parents BUT we will have some tables set up at certain pews for families with little ones who would like to colour, draw or do other activities (we will provide a few sheets but please bring your own activities too!) 

What we really need to remember is that this is a difficult time for many, and there are some of us who have real health struggles.  We want to start meeting - but we also want to make the risk of transmission as low as possible, remembering that most carriers of Covid-19 don't know they are carrying it.  So we will always err on the side of caution, putting others needs ahead of our own preferences... (Sounds biblical doesn't it?? if it doesn't look up Philippians 2:3.) 

For those watching from home:- Live streaming is new to us... it will take us some time to 'get it right'- We don't yet have the equipment required to do it well... we are still fundraising for this and it will take some time to order it.- Our back up is to put a cell phone on a tripod and hit 'live'... the video and sound quality may be poor - but it is only temporary until we get the streaming equipment installed and up and running. 

May God bless you this week!

Response to COVID-19



Massey Place Community Church will be putting a pause on all in-person gatherings of any size until further notice.

What a tumultuous time we are living in right now.

As a church these are the times where we tend to band together and share, love, encourage and support on another through difficult days like these.  However, because of the nature of the COVID-19 virus that is exactly what will cause a rapid spreading overwhelming draw on our medical resources.  That doesn't mean however that we give up or give in.

Yes, we will NOT be meeting together BUT we can still share, love, encourage and support one another during these days.  We live in a time where we can video chat with the touch of a button, send messages with ease and even call others on the telephone ;)  I want to encourage each one who reads this to check in with someone - just to say hi and see how they are doing.

During these few days take some time to draw near to God, celebrate the good things you are experiencing in the busyness of these days and remember to cast your anxious thoughts on him.

If you are in need, please contact the church office or me (Pastor Curtis) directly we have people who want to help, we just need to know who needs the help.

Our plan right now is to live stream a modified church service each Sunday morning through Facebook and possible youtube.  Find us on those platforms and follow us there.  If that changes we will update our website.

Join me in praying for our church, community, leaders and medical professionals during this time.  God we lift them up to you!

Curtis

Come join us this Sunday!

Come warm up with us!

Sunday services at 10:30 in English and 3:00 in Spanish

Our morning service has a great children's program, your children will love it!