Getting Back to “Normal”?

Getting Back to “Normal”?

As restrictions in our province continue to lift and case counts continue to go down, while vaccination rates are rising, everyone is starting to talk about things going back to “normal” in the fall. Be it schools, businesses, stores, sports, and yes, even church, many are expecting things to “return to normal” based on current trends. But what does that really mean?

To Be the Church? … Depends on Who You Ask

I concluded last week’s post with the following: when we consider the question I just raised … (at what point do the safety measures necessary to meet outweigh the benefits of meeting in the first place?), it puts us in the place of also asking: which...
Lift Your Eyes

Lift Your Eyes

Click the below video to listen to Pastor Gareth’s reflection for Ascension Day – a call to lift our eyes in prayer.
When Tragedy Strikes – What to do in Times of Crisis?

When Tragedy Strikes – What to do in Times of Crisis?

As the news is undoubtedly finding its way around, this past Saturday evening, one of members, and her younger sister were involved in a quad accident that claimed the younger sister’s life. In the face of such a tragedy, those who are part of their church...
Reflections on the Lord’s Supper at Home

Reflections on the Lord’s Supper at Home

The video below contains some pastoral reflections on celebrating the Lord’s Supper in our homes as we did on Good Friday. Not knowing how long the gathering restrictions will last, I have been thinking a lot lately about how church will continue to look and...