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Monthly Archive: June 2020

24
Jun

*** June 24, 2020 *** UPDATE ON COVID-19

Dear ECAC family,

How are you doing? Thank you for your effort in adapting to the COVID-19 situation and helping those in need. On June 12, the Alberta Government started Stage 2 of its relaunch strategy. You may wonder how this affects our church. Here is my update to you.

As of June 12, places of worship are permitted with no cap on attendance, as long as two metres is maintained between families and household cohorts. While we are eager to get back interacting with our community in-person, your health and safety are the most important priority. We will be cautious with our reopening approach to protect our people, especially the high-risk and elderly.

Our Relaunch Team, formed by the Elder Board in May, has been working tirelessly in developing a plan in alignment with the guidelines of Alberta Health Services. Phase 1 of our church reopening started on June 6 by hosting Elder Board and congregational council meetings in the building. The safety measures at these meetings include: an option to attend online, two metres distancing in-person, frequent sanitation of surfaces, hand hygiene, and contact tracing for participants.

These measures add a lot of resource considerations and complexity to even small meetings. But our goal is to develop regular practice from the leaders first. By ensuring proficiency in accommodating these measures, we can effectively apply them to larger gatherings.

You will be provided another update as our plan is finalized. As we take a step-by-step approach, I ask for your patience and forbearance to allow us to discern a calculated and deliberate plan that ensures everyone’s health and safety. The Elder Board and I thank you for your continual prayers for wisdom and guidance from God.

 

Lovingly, from your Senior Pastor,

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19
Jun

Thank you

Thank You for our caring team & group leaders to distribute Mother’s Day & Father’s Day gifts to our congregation. May God bless our fathers & mothers!… Click here to read more

19
Jun

English Ministry

  1. Our Condolences: Hok Wah Cho (father of Victoria Lam) went to be with the Lord peacefully on June 14, at the age of 97. May God comfort his family. The private burial service will be held this Friday.
  2. Sound Editor Needed: If you have experience in sound editing please contact [email protected] for an opportunity to serve NOW in the weekly editing of our church services. Time commitment is negotiable but once a month would be desired.
  3. Virtual Lobby: Join after service for conversation. Our Welcome Team will be hosting a discussion and throwing question out for us to engage in. This discussion might be what you need to hear what God is saying. Use this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81088968435?pwd=czZVWHZMeDhNVGFSa2p4S1pxN0t6QT09 or use the meeting ID: 810 8896 8435 and Password: 423602
  4. Wednesday Prayer Meeting (7:30 PM): Contact P. Brandon for the prayer meeting link.
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05
Jun

Church Wide Ministry

Praise the Lord for leading the online Annual Membership Meeting last Sunday. The 2020 church budget was approved: Missions Fund – $187,500; General Fund – $1,120,469; Building Fund – $443,000 and Maintenance & Facilities Fund – $40,800. Also, Garland Yip and Ilse Li were elected as member representatives of 2020 Elder Nominee Committee. EB representatives: P. Stan, Elder Stuart Fung, Elder Anlin Wen.… Click here to read more

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