UPDATED RESPONDING TO COVID-19
Updated APRIL, 2021
As a staff, we are all aware of the evolving situation with COVID-19 around the world. And, we’re aware that our response as a church is likely on your mind. I wanted to personally take this opportunity to provide you with updates as we continue to closely monitor the Coronavirus as it impacts our local communities, and what that means for us here at Southgate.
WHAT WE WILL BE DOING
During this time, here’s how we are committed to keeping our community safe & healthy.
1. We will be returning to moving our services online for Sundays during the Provincial stay-at-home order issued April 8, 2021.
2. We will move our mid-week programs online.
WHAT YOU CAN BE DOING
WHAT WE CAN DO TOGETHER
Remind yourself of God's promises in the Bible, the church (all of us) can shine as a light of hope, care, faith and encouragement. Take a moment and look around you. Where can you share this hope? Who are those people in your life that may be thankful for a helping hand during this time? Offer to run errands for those who have high-risk health concerns or send a note of encouragement. Pray with a friend who is experiencing anxiety or uncertainty. The tendency is to go into a self-protective mode and isolate, however, we can show others that they are not alone. The church loving well is important. Challenge yourself to encourage someone today. Sometimes the most powerful thing we can do is reach out and let someone know we care.
WILL WE STILL HAVE CHURCH?
As of April 11, 2021, we will not have in person gatherings at any of our campus locations. Our service will be posted online at 9:30am. We will inform everyone to the best of our abilities through our website, emails and social media. Stay connected with us!
HOW YOU CAN PRAY
Borrowed From Brentwood Church
2 Timothy 1:7 says, "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." As believers, we have the authority which Christ has given us to pray against the spread of any disease and to pray for healing for those who have the Coronavirus.
Begin your prayer time by praising God for His sovereignty. He still is and always will be in control of all things.
Pray that we will trust Him to help us navigate this season of uncertainty.
Pray for wisdom for governmental leaders, the CDC, researchers, other medical personnel, leaders in churches, and other strategic places to respond wisely and appropriately.
Pray for cooperation and collaboration among medical agencies and personnel around the world to work together for the well-being and health of all people.
Pray for the protection of doctors, nurses, crisis response teams, emergency first responders, researchers and other medical professionals who risk their lives to protect ours.
Pray for comfort and healing for those stricken with this virus. Pray they will receive the quality health care they need to regain health and strength. Pray for their healing and for the vaccine to cure and eradicate this virus.
Pray for the protection and safety of those considered “at-heightened-risk.”
Pray for peace, calmness, freedom from fear, anxiety, and panic among individuals and communities.
Pray we would be proactive in proclaiming the gospel and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ.
Pray this event would be a catalyst for revival.