File Graphic

‘Wash hands, for sure. Then, wash feet’ – Local church publishes online services

Central Community Church, other local churches assessing COVID-19 risks week by week

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.”

RELATED: COVID-19: B.C. provincial court to reduce operations

RELATED: Canadian Blood Services worried about appointment cancellations during pandemic

“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.



adam.louis@ahobserver.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Coronavirus

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

‘An extra $220 every 90 days’: B.C. patients pay more dispensing fees due to prescription limits

Kelowna woman says it’s outrageous to charge for refills every 30 days

COVID-19-appropriate Easter hunt to hop into Agassiz

Local bear hunt organizer creates Easter version

‘It’s frightening’: Hemlock Valley trucker on being on the road during COVID-19

Armed with a keychain-sized hand sanitizer, trucker Brennan Bateman set out for the United States

SD78, meet your new superintendent

Balan Moorthy takes over from Karen Nelson August 1

WATCH: April…showers?

An April Fool’s joke falls from the sky.

‘Hold our line’: 29 new cases of COVID-19 announced in B.C.

Saturday’s number of new cases marks the lowest in weeks.

Exercises move online with YMCA’s new nationwide virtual workout program

YThrive Home offers dozens of free workout videos for people during COVID-19 self-isolation period

Two inmates found positive for COVID-19 at Mission Institution; two other tests pending

15 staff self-isolating waiting results, says correctional officer

B.C. community service provider hosts friendly art competition for youth

Theme for Pacific Community Resources contest is ‘finding the silver lining in difficult times’

Critic, workers’ group ‘disappointed’ Trudeau chose Amazon to distribute PPE

Amazon Canada said in an email to The Canadian Press that it is working with Canada Post, Purolator

Full World COVID-19 update: National Guard collect ventilators in New York; Spain, Italy improve

Comprehensive coronavirus update with news from around the world.

Two people fined after B.C. police spot online ads re-selling 5,000 surgical, N95 masks

Police confiscated the masks, being sold at inflated prices, and now working with Fraser Health

Most Read