News & Updates

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health & Safety Response

A Message from Our Pastors

Last updated: March 20, 2020 5:00PM

Hello Pathway Church Family,

As you are aware, the global spread of COVID19 has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization.  After conversations with local medical professionals and the Winkler & District Ministerial, the Lead Team and Deacons are choosing to suspend our Sunday morning gatherings coinciding with Garden Valley School Division’s timeline. We are encouraging our mid-week programing of more than 10 people involved to suspend meeting together physically as well.

As a leadership, we understand that news like this can cause anxiety and frustration.  We are confident in the truth that we do not have the spirit of fear and we walk forward in sound mind.  In response to our desire to maintain the health and safety of all we come into contact with, we want to take necessary precautions with our Pathway family.

Based on Philippians 2:3-4, where we are called to look to the interests of others, we believe it is loving for us to take measures to keep ourselves from moving bacteria or viruses from person to person, especially as seniors are at greater risk.

We encourage you to set aside an hour on Sunday mornings to join us live, but if you are unable to for any reason, the services will also be available to watch at a later time.

Church on the Couch

  • The Sunday message will premiere on Facebook each Sunday at 11:15

  • We will be going live at 10:45 on our Facebook page. Be sure to like it ahead of time to get notifications.

  • Subscribe to our YouTube channel to access a worship playlists to accompany the Sunday message.

  • We are excited to introduce our new resource page dedicated to you, the parents! Equipping you to bring weekly lessons to your kids!

  • Giving at Pathway is available through online giving.  Setup Online Giving

Seasons of great change, crisis, and uncertainty present us opportunities to speak and model the gospel clearly. We are praying that the narrative told of us in this season reflects our love for God, love for people, and call to make disciples.

This season will be challenging for all of us, affording us the opportunity to grow in trust and dependence on God. As the children of God, we love our neighbors with hope, healing, and courage. Consider creative ways to invest in relationships, those near and far, as we learn together and spur one another on toward love and good deeds.

We’ll be sharing service opportunities and ways you can love your neighbor in the Sunday service and on social media in the days to come. We will miss getting to worship Jesus with you in person, but we are thankful that God has provided alternative means for gathering in spirit. We hope you’ll join us.

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” –Hebrews 10:24–25

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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 via Facebook – Sunday at 11:15am! At 10:45am we will have a live pre-service chat with our Pastors. 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 live on Facebook

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Watch the sermon anytime on YouTube

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JOIN US THIS SUNDAY ON FACEBOOK

Join the live conversation at 11:15

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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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