September 16, 2021
What a difference a day makes!! Last evening, Premier Kenney announced a lengthy list of restrictions to be followed almost immediately as we deal with the Fourth Wave of COVID-19. Our plan for opening, as announced in the St. David's September Newsletter, will be delayed for the time being as, once again, we try to get control of health care in our province. Here is the link to COVID Community Update:https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx
We could see this coming as one by one the other provinces of Canada made necessary adaptations to this Delta virus. Now it is Alberta's turn, finally. So... Zoom, it is until we can meet once again face to face. I am currently reading a book co-written by Rev. Andria Irwin, Digital Ministry from Highland United, Vancouver, entitled "Followings" in which she does a great job of looking at a new normal for congregations. Let's talk.
September 15, 2021
It is great to have Deb Charnuski back in town. During August, she was co-hosting our Zoom service from Ontario and we were at the west coast, doing the same. We are excited about Mike Stockdale joining the tech team along with Tapas, Deb, Dave and I. Hopefully, our new live-streaming equipment will be installed this week. We will need further training once it is installed and, possibly, we will be able to worship face to face and online during the month of October. Things don't look all that hopeful right now with Alberta's ICU being filled to capacity with patients airlifted from central Alberta to Edmonton or Calgary.
Meanwhile, next Monday night at 7 on ZOOM, ACTS' Monday Night Book Study will commence at 7:30 p.m. on ZOOM withThursday Morning Bible Study on the 23rd at 10:00 (waiting room opens closer to 9:30 so that we can visit!!)
September 4, 2021
Good morning and it is really a fine morning! I have attached the newsletter from Chantal, Office Administrator, as a file attachment. Tentative is the word as we move back into restrictions as our COVID-19 numbers escalate. Things are returning to normal in the church office as regular office hours return. With trepidation, therefore, we look forward to coming together on September 26, 2021 for a "Welcome Back Service" that will incorporate live streaming as well as in person attendance. Yippee!!