These are strange times and people are reacting in so many ways to the pandemic that the Coronavirus is causing. Some people are calm and making minor changes to their day to day lives, others are stockpiling and in a state of near panic. There is 24-hour news coverage reminding us to wash our hands and practice social distancing and giving us the updated tallies of cases and deaths. This is not the first pandemic the world has experienced, but never before have we had such easy access to information, so much information! More and more people have devices that connect them to news, good information, false information, photos and videos of strange behaviour as well as scary situations around the globe. Jesus said “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth, you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
We need not fear, we need not panic, Jesus walks with us. We want to continue to be a caring faith community in these difficult times. We want to offer you the opportunity to reach out for help or to offer to provide help. Together we can care for one another and do our best to ensure that people have what they need.
If you are feeling anxious or afraid we want to encourage you to reach out and let us know. We all process things differently and we want to walk alongside you. We have a prayer team that is willing to pray with you and for you. We have a visitation team that can call you and “visit” with you on the phone.
Are you isolated and in need of some groceries? We have some volunteers who are willing to pick some things up for you and leave them at your door. Let us know about your need and we’ll do our best to help.
We don’t know how long this change in our lifestyles will last. We also don’t know how many care needs there will be or the amount of people who will be able to help. What we can tell you is that we will do our best to care for people in this time of crisis.
As Jesus followers, we are called to “Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2
If you have care needs or would like to help with care needs, please fill out the form below. All information will be forwarded to the Community Care Pastor.