COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) - AHBC Response and Action Plan
We’re hearing about it on a daily basis and 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 can do.
Due to the concerns about the rapid spreading of the COVID-19 virus and the effect it can have on all ages, especially those with immune difficencies or underlying medical conditions, the board of AHBC has decided to postpone all weekly gatherings and our Sunday worship service until September. The church building will effectively be closed until this time. We will re-evaluate the circumstances during this period and provide updates in the coming weeks leading up to our reopening.
Albion Hills Bible Church has also taken steps to help minimise exposure and reduce the spread of COVID-19 at our church. Efforts have been taken to do thorough cleaning of all gathering spaces, contact surfaces and washrooms in preparation for re-opening.
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.
• COVID-19 - Risks and Prevention
If you are showing symptoms such as a sore throat, coughing, fever or tiredness, please consider self-monitoring, 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.