Local places of worship – like so many public areas – are not exempt from COVID-19 or coronavirus concerns.
Central Community Church – but the Agassiz and Harrison campuses – are suspending all services and midweek services on a week-by-week basis due to concerns about spreading the coronavirus.
Online services are available through their website, central365.org.
“The church is supposed to gather. The church is it’s people. But under these extraordinary circumstances we want to honour our government officials and their instructions for us, while honouring Jesus,” The church said in a statement. “Join us in praying for national and international leaders in government and for all health care professionals.”
“Embody the faith you profess in moments like this: faith over fear; hope over hysteria; calm, care, compassion, and courage. We trust that you will take the necessary precautions that help us protect the most vulnerable while finding ways to love and serve your neighbour. “Wash hands, for sure. Then, wash feet.”
The church encouraged people to stay informed of COVID-19 updates, wash their hands regularly, avoid touching their faces and covering their mouths when they cough. If you are feeling sick, you are encouraged to stay home.
Meanwhile, Agassiz United Church is canceling their Sunday services until further notice. The church will be callling each member on the church mailing list in the next few days to speak briefly about any concerns and to confirm they’ve recieved notice of the cancellations.
“Our goal is to send out a bit of a written service on Sunday mornings to tie us all together,” the church said in a statement. “Missing each and every one of you and wishing you all good health!”
St. Anthony’s Thrift Store will remain closed until further notice. Residents are asked not to leave donations at this time.