Dear New Life Family,
Finally, we’ve had some good news with respect to the pandemic. As the rate of vaccinations increases we are moving closer to less restrictions for meeting together. We are thankful for this news.
We will begin in-person worship services on Sunday, June 6 with two groups of 50 in the auditorium. With the limited capacity we are hosting two services each Sunday morning, one at 9:00am and another at 11:00am. We hope this gives the greatest opportunity to attend an in-person service. The services will still follow the restrictions of social distancing, no singing, and no congregating. Registration will be required, it will open weekly on Tuesdays and close on Fridays. The best place to register is on our website. According to the BC Restart Plan, we could see increased capacity after July 1, perhaps with lessened restrictions.
We will continue with online worship services throughout this transition, moving to live-streaming sometime mid-summer. These services will continue to be online and on-demand. In addition, we are developing a permanent online church campus. This will allow people to attend church where ever they are (live-streamed with chat functions). A launch date for the online campus is yet to be set.
Facility Upgrade Project
We are grateful that during this pandemic, restricting our use of the auditorium, we have been able to make some necessary improvements. We can’t wait to welcome you back to a refreshed and upgraded auditorium. The new lighting system should be installed near the beginning of July. We are grateful for the donations you have made to help this major project along.
The New Life focus on serving carries forward in the month of June with attention on some of our “front-line” workers in this Covid-19 pandemic. We are collecting 150 Thank you cards (accompanied with a $10 Starbucks card) from the congregation. Come to the church with your Starbucks donation and sign a Thank-you card (or several, provided at the church).
Postponed NL LIVE
This is a reminder that the Board of Elders has postponed our next New Life LIVE to September 25, 2021, normally scheduled for early June. This will allow us to gain a better picture on expenses and future financial needs as we pull out of this pandemic. We are confident that God has wonderful opportunities and exciting ministry prepared for us as we step forward and persevere for the sake of the gospel and God’s kingdom.
Thank you for your on-going support of New Life ministries, and the consistent encouragement staff have received from you. If you have questions or need, please feel free to contact the church or a pastor.
Serving Christ together,