March 17, 2020
Dawson Creek Alliance Church Congregation,
Over the last number of weeks, we have been hearing of concerns surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and how this situation will impact our church life. We take very seriously our responsibility to respond to this matter in a way that avoids complacency on the one hand, and fearful over-reaction and panic on the other.
Both the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Government of British Columbia have identified the current risk of infection as growing, and the only way to slow this spread is to practice social distancing...limiting our contact with others.
Please refer to this link from the Pacific District of the Christian & Missionary Alliance in Canada. It has current official government links within the document.
Most of you are aware of other organizations that have suspended business and community activities to assist in this cause.
To that end, until further notice, we are cancelling all church services.
We understand that some of you will be disappointed by this decision. We want to assure you all that this decision was not taken lightly, nor was it driven by fear. We understand that the Church exists for time just like these. In the days ahead, we will each have opportunities to be the loving hand of Jesus to those around us...to offer peace, hope, and assurance in a world that will desperately need it.
Some of you are probably asking "where to from here"? Unfortunately, with a situation that is evolving as quickly as our current one, it's hard to have a lot of answers, but we do have faith.
We'll do our best to keep you updated on any future changes. If you have any questions or concerns about the decision your Board of Elders has made or the path going forward, please don't hesitate to call the church office at 250-782-3837, the staff will do their best to answer or direct you to an elder.
To ensure open communication, this email is our way where you can send questions, concerns or let us know of any needs you may have. And above all else, please be in prayer for our church, our community, and our world.
In the midst of this all, may we remind you that King Jesus is still on His throne. He's not surprised by any of this. He's not worried about any of this. He's not limited by any of this. He still loves us, and He still loves the Church. He's still working all things out for our good and for His glory.
May you and your families experience the supernatural peace of God that passes all human understanding and may it guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Dawson Creek Alliance Church Board of Elders