All of us are aware of the growing global concerns around the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). We would like to provide our New Hope family with an update on our response to date and our commitment to you moving forward. The health, safety, and well-being of our entire church family is of great importance to us. We continue to monitor for developments very closely and strive to exceed the expectations established by Canada Health Services.
For many, the spread of this virus has caused fear and anxiety. Scripture is clear that God has given us a spirit of love, not fear. Our prayer is that we would sense peace in the midst of these circumstances. This does not mean we should be careless or reactionary; rather, may we work together to serve our church and community in a way that demonstrates trust in our God.
We will be closing the church office through the week as well as suspending weekend services until further notice to ensure alignment with Ontario health guidelines and requirements for large gatherings. All other programs and events are cancelled until further notice (Couples Course, Cleansing Stream, One to One, Divorce Care, Volleyball, LifeGroups, Kids Night Out, Jr. High, Sr. High, and Young Adults).
We would encourage you to connect with our church community online. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Vimeo for the latest updates and content. Rather than streaming just Sunday services, we will be bringing worship and teaching to you throughout the week to help us all stay connected.
As things are continually shifting, we will keep you posted on what we discern as the wisest steps moving forward in light of our ongoing Chief Health Officer recommendations. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions.
The New Hope Team