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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health & Safety Response

A Message from Our Pastors

Last updated: April 24, 2020 1:00PM

Dear Pathway Family,  

We pray this update finds you and your family safe and healthy! We know these last few days have become a stressful time for everyone, and with things seeming to change hour by hour, we want you to know we are here for you. And that will not change. What does change, is how we make ourselves available to you and to this community that we love. 

  

HOW ARE WE RESPONDING?  

As a church we are letting 2 Timothy 1:7 be our guide:  We will not give into fear, but rather we will invite God to give us His strength, wisdom and love to be the church at its best. We are committed to 3 things:  

 

  • CHOOSING Faith over Fear  

  • STAYING Connected  

  • SERVING One Another  

 

Secondly, we are complying with the directions and guidelines set for us by both our Provincial and Federal Governments. Those guidelines have been clearly outlined for us this week, with the announcement that there are to be no large gatherings of over 10 people.  

 

WHAT ABOUT SUNDAYS?  

We still get to celebrate Sundays together with you!  

 

However, until this ban has been lifted, our Sunday morning experiences will be held ONLINE ONLY. Please join us online at Church Online every Sunday at 11:00am to experience our interactive church online gathering.  We are committed to continuing to have uplifting gatherings that are inspiring, and hope filled. This is truly a unique and powerful opportunity to invite your friends and family to “watch online with you”, even from different locations.  

 

With so many canceled community events freeing up people’s time, it’s never been easier to invite someone to church!  

 

PATHWAY KIDS 

Our Pathway Kids team will continue providing content for you each week, so that kids of all ages can continue to grow and learn and experience God in their own way.  This will be updated weekly and be available on our Parent Resources page. This includes preschool, elementary and pre-teen. Join Pathway Kids on Instagram and Facebook for more daily content!

 

CITY CENTER YOUTH

City Center Youth will be having a variety of online meetups, video devotionals, online groups, online hangouts/challenges. Follow CCY on Instagram to stay up to date with Junior and Senior youth programming. 

 

WHAT ABOUT CARE?  

In a time of uncertainty, we are still certain about one thing: The power of the Church helping those far from God, come to know life in Christ!  

 

Our response to this is to add additional resources to how we facilitate care during this season. What does this mean?  

  • Offering one to one support and online tools to facilitate meetings  

  • Online care calls, texts and email for those in need  

  • Our Deacons will be reaching out for regular check-ins with families in their care.  

  • Our Prayer ministry is identifying ways to offer prayer opportunities for our church family.  

 

Right now, our Deacons are working hard on identifying those in greater need during this time.  

   

SHOULD I CONTINUE GIVING?  

We believe strongly that God is generous.  We also believe that in response to His generosity, we are to be a generous people with our time, talents, possessions and finances.  This principle of generosity that God designed contributes to our ability to help those far from God, come to know life in Christ!  While our focus on how we do things is changing, we are excited about the opportunities that lie before us.  

   

In this season we need each other more than ever. We are asking that if you are a regular Giving Partner, to continue giving as you are able. And if giving in this way is a new thing for you, there’s never been a better time to see the beauty of generosity begin!  

   

The easiest and preferred method of giving is through one of our three electronic methods – online bill payment, automatic withdrawal and e-transfer. Visit our Give page for more info. If you have questions or concerns about how to give or need to give in another way please email brian@pathwaycc.net.  

   

IS THE CHURCH OFFICE OPEN?  

As of the beginning of April, for the protection of those most vulnerable, our church offices are restricting in-person contact to emergency appointments only. During this time, our staff will still be available to you by phone or email, as they are all working hard to continue to serve our Pathway Family and region.  For all staff contact information can be found on Here

   

WHERE CAN I GO TO FIND UPDATES?  

We will continue to update you over the next few weeks through email, social media and our website.

   

Finally, as mentioned, we are excited about this opportunity to minister in the midst of difficulty.  We serve a big God, in whom we have confidence and peace. 

 

 2 Timothy 1:7, “… For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but one of power, love and sound mind.”  

 

Let’s continue to pray for our Pathway Family, the Pembina Valley, and our Canadian Government Officials as they navigate our great country through this ever-changing time.  

   

Let’s be the church!   

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Our Response

These are unprecedented times which demands our hearts be filled with faith, wisdom from above and confident leadership. As a church we submit to the governing authority and we will collaborate with them in keeping our buildings closed. Remember, our church buildings may be closed, but our church certainly is not closed. Church was never about buildings, but about people. It is about you, you matter and your story matters. Our church will never close but rather we will adjust our strategy to the changing circumstances.

Weekend Service Live Stream:

We will continue worshipping online, bringing a message of hope to you in the comfort of your home. This weekend we will add another live video broadcast from our Church Online platform – Sunday at 11:00am! Remember, we are a church in action, let’s get the word out and use your social media to let others know about the services.

JOIN US FOR CHURCH ONLINE

Join the live conversation at 11:00AM every Sunday

Pathway Kids:

Our kids services may be suspended, but our team is still working on creating resources for parents to help during this season of self-isolation. This includes weekly lesson videos, music as well as recommended resources hand-picked from our team! Get full access to these resources by visiting our Parent Resources webpage. Please reach out to our Kids Ministry Director for any questions during this time.

City Center Youth:

Youth services are currently suspended. However, our youth leaders want to stay connected during this time and will be using video chats to keep connected. For more info follow City Center on social media or by emailing our Youth Director.

Free Resources:

We’re excited to share church-wide access to an extensive, new video library called RightNow Media! It’s like the “Netflix of Video Bible Studies” and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want — on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home on your TV.

As a church, we’re looking for ways to help you develop and strengthen your faith during this time of crisis. We believe that RightNow Media will be a tool to serve you as you live out your faith at home, at work and in your neighborhood.

To get unlimited free access, simply click the link below, sign up for an account, and you’re all set to explore more than 20,000 videos. We pray that RightNow Media will be a blessing for you and your family! 

We’re excited to share church-wide access to an extensive, new video library called RightNow Media! It’s like the “Netflix of Video Bible Studies” and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access during this season of social distancing — on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home on your TV.

Stay Healthy & Informed

In a crisis like this, it’s common for misinformation to spread, and it can be difficult to figure out who and what to trust. Here are some reliable resources that can connect you with accurate and helpful info.

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

Get the most recent updates from public health authorities at all levels of government across the country.

Information for Manitobans 

Find information about COVID-19, how to protect yourself, your family and your community and what to do if you suspect you have the virus.

Help reduce your risk of infection: 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Using soap and water is the single most effective way of reducing the spread of infection.

  • If a sink is not available, alcohol based hand rubs (ABHR) can be used to clean your hands as long as they are not visibly soiled. If they are visibly soiled, use a wipe and then ABHR to effectively clean them.

  • Do not touch your face, eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue or the crease of your elbow when you sneeze or cough.

  • Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.

  • Do not share food, drinks, utensils, etc.

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