Subject: Sunday Services and all Programs Cancelled until further notice.
July 10, 2020
MEMBERSHIP UPDATE #7
Social Room Update: The premises were cleared and all items were either claimed, donated, and trash was removed (a donation was given for this service). There is a new tenant in as of July 1, 2020.
Chapel: We have been working on getting our protocols in place and setting up the chairs to meet the social distancing requirements. We have acquired some cloth masks, hand sanitizer, cleansers, etc.
Unfortunately, in resetting the chairs we noted that the carpet needs cleaning so we will get it done. The chairs are also in need of cleaning and a couple of donations have been made to go towards this cost so we will go ahead and get them done at the same time. We will get this done soon.
Zoom: I have purchased the Zoom service which allows for 100 participants and no limit on time. With this I hope we can expand our programs. This is not my forte so tech is always an experiment so I appreciate all the help I get. This coming Sunday, July 12, 2020 I will attempt my first one and hope I am not the only one there…..
What I do know is that you don’t have to be a Zoom member to link in and that you can link in from your smartphone. I will start the meeting a bit early to give time to link in and we can start the meeting on time.
What you need to do – send me your name and include your email (if I have it then just your name will do) and I will send you the link.
There will be no music as I haven’t figured out how to do that yet and a couple of other things. If this works out not too bad, I hope to ask some of our former speakers if they would join us.
So my friends a work in progress….and hope to see you soon.
Donations: Thank you so much to those who have made and continue to make donations to the church. We are mindful of our expenses and spending wisely. Your contributions help so much, we receive them through Canada Helps, E-transfer, cheque and sometimes people come round to visit and drop a bit in the basket. May you all be blessed a thousand fold.
Website: Ellen is getting familiar with how it works and has made some changes, so check out the site. Our Update to Members is posted there as well as current items as arise.
I am at the church on Friday’s at 2pm if you wish to drop in, or you can email, facebook message or call me at 778-574-8368.
Send your Healing Requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Mary Brooks – 778-574-8368
Rev. Anna Beveridge – 778-397-8330
Rev. Glenda McLeod – 604-595-1284
As winter is upon us it brings many changes, shorter days, colder weather and the stillness of the beauty of nature. Life is full of changes and nature is evidence of that. Changes in nature are automatic - the flowers, the plant life, the sky, the weather and the sea. We need these changes in our life, and we need to allow progress to happen.
When we see so many changes around us day by day, why do we find it so hard to accept changes in our life? People are often afraid of changes and go along with their daily life unwilling to change. Changes are vital to our 7th Principle ‘Eternal Progress Open to every Human Soul’; if we go along doing the same thing then we will get the same results, and we will not have learnt from any mistakes we make. Not all changes are good you might say, and that can be true… but if you make a change and it is not successful you can learn from that and try again.
Our progress is within our own hands, we are responsible. No one else. How wonderful it is to know that we decide on our path of progression; taking things at our own pace. We can take things step by step achieving little goals, and sometimes never realising the progress we have made.
Sometimes changes are forced upon us and they may be the more difficult to accept, but they can also be the most rewarding when we realise that we have taken up that challenge and been successful.
Just as nature welcomes the many changes let us accept that we need changes to move forward and see what changes we can bring about to improve our life and the lives of those around us.
ETERNAL PROGRESS OPEN TO EVERY HUMAN SOUL
Minister June English