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Persevering Together

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Many things have changed in the last few days. As a church family, we believe that we are called to love and serve one another and our greater community, especially in these challenging times. Even if we cannot gather in groups, there are still ways to reach out for help if you need it and there are ways to serve if you are able.

As a response to the growing needs in our community, we are going to be starting up two COVID-19 initiatives as a church body. These initiatives will allow us to love one another, serve one another, and stay connected in the midst of everything going on in our world. 

Phone Tree Initiative
Our first initiative is a phone tree. A phone tree is a system of making regular phone calls to each other to stay connected. We will be organizing this phone tree in order to reach out to those in our congregation and community who are unable to leave their house for various reasons, such as self-isolation. This initiative will allow us to stay in community with one another, enjoying fellowship, and spurring one another on in love as we trust in God's plan. If you are interested in receiving regular calls from our SDBC Phone Tree team please fill out the online form (link below). You can also sign up by calling the church office at 604-943-8244.

Sign up to receive calls

Grocery and Supplies Initiative
The second initiative we will be starting is one that will allow us to deliver food and supplies to those who are unable to leave their homes. No matter what stage of social distancing we get to, we all need to purchase food and supplies. This initiative does not need to involve any direct contact or entering anyone's home. Rather, it can be as straightforward as receiving a grocery list, picking the groceries up, and delivering them to the recipient's front door. It is simply a way that we can be the hands and feet of Jesus by meeting tangible needs in this time. If you have any grocery or supply needs, please do not hesitate to let me know.

Sign up to receive grocery delivery

If you are able to help pick-up and deliver groceries and supplies, please email me.

As we continue to run this race and press forward together in unity and love, let us remember this charge in Hebrews 12: "Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God."

May our community come to know Jesus through the love and care we have for one another.

Posted by Mary Grierson