We consider ourselves a friendly church, open to all and we would very much like the opportunity to meet you and celebrate together in Christian Worship.
Please be advised that our church building is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Our staff is now working from home.
Joshua 1: 9 Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
This is not the “Back-to-Church” message I hoped to be writing this fall. However, the pandemic in which we find ourselves is far from over and may likely become worse before it is resolved. Because of the demographics of our membership (and your minister!), in addition to renovations of our EPUC building for the Childcare Centre, it is not safe for ANY of us to be in the building right now. That is challenging for staff and members alike.
At the end of the tunnel, I remain hopeful that EPUC has a positive future.For the time being, thank you to each of you for your gifts to each other: phone calls and emails, even masked and distanced in-person visits. And thank you for your faithful financial gifts for the ministry we do together!
Though it is important for our health and safety not to gather in person for worship yet, my hope is to take incremental steps toward being back together. Moving in that direction, the Re-Entry Team and Worship & Sacraments Sub-Committee have supported moving our Worship Gatherings on Zoom to Sunday MORNINGS at 10:30 a.m., beginning on 4 October, World-wide Communion Sunday.
Our summer experiment of having a Zoom Worship Service at 2 p.m. was made after the COVID-19 shutdown. This brought together a total of 30-35 different folks on Sunday afternoons. It has been relaxed and meaningful time together. As we celebrate the Season of Creation, from now to Thanksgiving, we hope to “see” more of us together in our “normal” worship time.
Many thanks to the Board-appointed members on the Re-Entry team, which has worked steadily through the summer toward a time when we can be together again safely.This is a difficult time! You are doing a great job!
EPUC is on traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe, and Neutral peoples, which is part of the Dish with One Spoon and Upper Canada Treaties.
Mark your calendars for these great events coming up.