COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) - AHBC Response and Action Plan (2021/07/05)
For almost eighteen months we have been inundated with COVID-19 news and the health, social, financial and spiritual impacts of it both locally and abroad. It has caused a significant degree of fear and uncertainty. Whether such fear and panic is warranted, yet in the face of uncertainty there are some things individuals and organizations have been doing. With concerns about the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus and its variants, and the effect it can have on all ages, especially those with immune difficencies or underlying medical conditions, AHBC has taken steps to reduce COVID-19 potential spread among the church.
With the recent lifting of some government restrictions for gathering, a decision to reopen AHBC for limited, in building, Sunday morning Bible study, worship and fellowship has been approved by the board. Unfortunately, all other large group ministries are still postponed until such a time as it is deemed safe to fully resume. We will evaluate the circumstances during this period and provide updates in the coming weeks leading up to our resuming of our full ministries and events.
Maintaining social distancing requirements and the mandatory use of masks in buildings, we strive to make Albion Hills Bible Church safe, yet welcoming. Albion Hills Bible Church has also taken steps to help minimise exposure and reduce the spread of COVID-19 at our church buildings. Efforts have been taken to do thorough cleaning of all gathering spaces, contact surfaces and washrooms in preparation for our small group gatherings at the church.
We would encourage church members to continue pray for one another and for those in our communities who are being impacted by the COVID-19 virus. Consider how we might all be ambassadors for Christ in our own, unique ways to those in need during these times.
Should you choose to participate in other, non-church active small group gatherings, please consider the following guideline from the Public Health Agency of Canada.
If you are showing symptoms of COVID infection, please consider self-monitoring, and contact local public health agencies as soon as possible and follow their instructions.
Be encouraged however through these times that God is ultimately in control of all things. We live in a sin filled, sick and corrupted world, one which God has promised to create anew one day. God does not promise a life of good health and physical security while we live in this world. He does promise something better... eternal life, everlasting security, hope, peace and rest in His Son, Jesus Christ. If you know Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour, then you know living through the struggles of this earthly life are but momentary. If you don't know what Jesus has done for you already, and haven't trusted Him alone for salvation from the consequences of your sins, we'd be happy to explain this further. Don't hesitate to send us an email.
Thank you and God bless.