A Message Regarding Covid 19 from our National Pastor
As our nation grapples with containing the spread of COVID-19, we want you to know that the Congregational Christian Churches in Canada have closed their public gatherings for the next few weeks and are practicing self-imposed quarantines and safe distancing.
As our nation continues to deal with the implications of Covid-19, there will undoubtedly be more closures and sanctions in the future. We ask all of our leaders and churches to work with all levels of government in trying to stop the spread of this deadly virus. We have a civic duty to listen to the medical community and our government as they advise us concerning important health measures and logistical issues related to public gatherings and the spread of the coronavirus. Be responsible, be courteous, and be understanding. These are unprecedented times for our generation. We can successfully overcome this pandemic; but it will require the diligent actions and thoughtful consideration of all of us.
Covid 19 is a call for all our churches to remain steadfast in their faith and to help each other in whatever way they can. In regards to our faith, Psalm 46:1 reminds us that, "God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble". Let’s never forget that God is still in control even in this pandemic.
I urge our entire CCCC family to pray for all those whose health, jobs and livelihood will be affected by this pandemic. Please join with me in praying for all our health care workers, front line workers and essential workers as they combat this deadly virus. May God bless you and keep you safe as we journey together during this perilous time. If you would like further information about this current pandemic please see my blog God, Us and the Coronavirus.
Blessings in Christ,
Rev. Dr. David Schrader
Congregational Christian Churches in Canada