A Message From Pastor Chuck

By now you may have heard the announcement that places of worship (churches) are permitted to open for services – as of this Friday (June 12th) at 30% of their seating capacity (the Chatham-Kent fire department says ours is 480) – so on Sunday, June 14th at 10:30am we’ll be celebrating together for the first time in 3 months!

It’s going to be a great day… but at the same time… a very different day. 

For a number of different reasons – we’re aiming at having just a one-hour service – in which we’ll be following the guidelines set out by our provincial government.

So…
We won’t be greeting one another the same way that we once did… There will be no physical touching, no handshakes, no hugs.  Greetings will be limited to an enthusiastic wave and a warm “Good to see you!” 

Our seating will be different… You’ll notice that in our sanctuary every other pew will be cordoned off.  In addition, you’ll be asked not to sit at the end of an outside pew – so that we’ll be able to maintain our spacing – even during our entrance and exiting of the building. 

Family units will be asked to sit together – and will be separated from other unrelated families by at least 6 feet. 

Disposable activity bags will be available to help occupy the kids during the service – but there will be no formal kid’s program (until at least September). Children will be asked to stay seated with their family throughout the service. 

In that same vein, access to the nursery will be limited to nursing mothers. 

The upstairs bathrooms will be open, but will need to be sanitized following each usage… so in consideration of our custodian – please go, before you come! 

As well, hand sanitizer will be available throughout the building – and you’ll be encouraged to use it.  Handrails will be wiped down after each usage. 

Now, you may be reading all this and wondering why we need all of these extra precautions(?).  First, we’re doing this to obey the law.  And secondly, we’re doing this to protect our Church Family.  We have many attenders who would be classed as more vulnerable – so we want to look out for them- and do all in our power to keep them safe. 

In closing, let me clarify that although they are not mandatory – if you would feel more comfortable wearing a mask and gloves during the service – please do so.

We’re looking forward to seeing you all again! 

Pastor Chuck

P.S.  For those who are not yet prepared to attend services, please note that we will continue to post Sunday services on-line. 

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Scriptures of Hope

CHATHAM-KENT MASK BYLAW

MASKS ARE REQUIRED

As of Sunday, August 16, masks or face coverings are required when attending in person church services.

Event/Program Information

Rise Up Youth

Back to school bash - Friday September 18th - 7pm to 10pm

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The Marriage Course

WHAT:

  • The Marriage Course - affiliated with Alpha

WHO:
  • couples
  • facilitated by Gary & Eva Winsor

WHERE:
  • Wallaceburg Bethel - Lower auditorium

WHEN:
  • Thursday evenings - maximum of 2 hours per evening
  • Beginning October 1, 2020
  • 7 sessions
  • with a break around session 4
WHY:
  • To enhance any marriage
HOW:
  • Video presentations - includes teaching; on the street interviews; blurbs by experts
  • Personal Handbook / journal
  • Individual couple interaction
  • Q&A
COST:
  • $20 per couple
REGISTRATION:
  • Bethel office
  • Registration Deadline - September 17, 2020

Community Meal

We will no longer be seating for community meals until further notice. However, pre-cooked meals will be available to go. 

Next meal: Tuesday, September 22 @ 5:00pm.

  • Please remain in your vehicle and line up, the meals will be brought to you.
  • If you do not have a vehicle, please stay 6 feet apart and line up follow the posted the guidelines.

Community Outreach

All regularly scheduled outreach events have been cancelled for this year, except for the Community Meal (see above).

The Outreach Committee is considering outreach opportunities that will help address needs related to COVID-19 within our community.

Any needs that you are aware of or ideas that you have can be sent to the church office for consideration.

Kid's Club

Plans for the restart of this ministry are under consideration. More details will follow.

Junior High

Plans for the restart of this ministry are under consideration. More details will follow.

Ladies Prayer & Share

Plans for the restart of this ministry are under consideration. More details will follow.

Mom's Time Out

Cancelled. This ministry will not be resuming.

Men's Bible Study

Concluded.