COVID-19 Updates

June 25th @ 4:00pm

 

 

On Tuesday, June 23rd, our Church Board met to discuss our Church's reopening plan in light of the Alberta Government's Stage 2 Launch on Friday, June 12th.

 

The board has voted on the following two phased approach to bring us back to in-person worship services as of Sabbath, September 5th, 2020:

 

Phase One

 

 

  • Church Office hours resume on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 (Tues-Thurs, 1-4pm).
    • This will include a future pick up time of church mail (specific times TBA)  
  • While awaiting phase two, we recommend establishing family cohorts, in accordance with AHS guidelines, between church members' families. 
    • This will allow all of us extended fellowship, which can include watching church online together, and even having small group studies. 

 

 

Phase Two

 

 

  • The church building reopens for in-person services beginning Sabbath, September 5th, 2020. 
    • If AHS guidelines allow for it, we would operate, in terms of capacity and programs, as we did before the March closure. 
      • Social distancing will be practiced (face masks are recommended for when distancing is not optimal and or possible)
      • Hand sanitizer will be available for use. 
      • Face masks will be provided for those who do not have their own. 
      • If you or anyone in your household is feeling, even the slightest bit, ill, please stay home. 
      • Some of Airdrie's policies were mistakenly copied and pasted for our announcements the past few weeks. As it pertains to Sabbath School, our plan is to resume an in person class for adults upon reopening. Our Children's Sabbath School leaders are still finalizing a plan for their classes, but are leaning towards a continued online program. Sorry for any misunderstandings the previous error caused, 

 

While we understand that some may prefer to come together for in person services sooner than this date, there are a number of reasons that lead to the Board's decision. They include:

 

  1. The time it will take for each ministry to have the required volunteers in place to facilitate our Main Service and Sabbath School classes.
  2. We will not receive complimentary face masks from AHS till, at least, the second week in July.
  3. The Alberta Conference Virtual Camp Meeting (which includes programs for all ages) is scheduled from Sabbath July 17th to Sabbath July 25th (of which our church helped create an evening program for).
  4. Many of our volunteers for our children's programs will be able to facilitate our children's Sabbath School program in person under the current guidelines and concerns. We are hoping that by September the situation will be better and guidelines relaxed.
  5. We want to ensure that we are able to meet all of the requirements set out by AHS, and ensure that when we do return, our worship time together will be a blessing for all ages.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me. 

 

Sincerely,

Anthony Kern

Pastor

825-365-3321

 

June 11th @ 9:00am

Reopening Update:  In light of stage-2 being implemented, our church boards will discuss setting a reopening date at our next Church Board Meetings. Any reopening date will take time to ensure we have volunteers in place to facilitate worship services in addition to assuring we are still able to follow AHS guidelines.  Stay tuned for more info following our meetings. 

 

March 27th @ 3:00pm

For the latest Announcements and this week's Sabbath Schedule click here.

 

March 18th @ 11:00am

Zoom Meetings:

Sabbath School @ 10am

Sabbath Worship Service @ 11am

Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting @ 7pm

Join us by Computer or Tablet by clicking here:

https://zoom.us/j/6349130513

Or join us by phone by dialling:

587-328-1099 then when prompted, entering the Meeting Id: 634 913 0513 followed by the # key.

You may also join us on Zoom, following the same instructions above, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturday Nights @ 7pm for a brief season of prayer. Where we will simply pray for any prayer requests people may have.

 

March 18th, 2020 at 10:55am

At Church Office Hours have been suspended.

 

March 17th @ 10:35pm

How to use Zoom:

 

 

March 17th @ 10:30pm

  • Effective immediately, the Beiseker SDA Church Board has has decided to cancel all in-person meetings that are held at the church. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • sabbath school,
    • worship service, and
    • prayer meeting.
  • Weekly meetings held at the church will be moved to an online platform, Zoom, which can be download for free at  https://zoom.us
    • For those who prefer, or those without access to a computer, meetings can also be attended via telephone.
  • Zoom meetings will be held at the following times:
    • Sabbath School - Saturday @ 10:00 am
    • Children's Sabbath School Short @ 10:45
    • Worship Service - Saturday @ 11:00 am
    • Prayer Meeting - Wednesday @ 7:00 pm
    • Children's Prayer Time Wednesday @ 6:30 (beginning Wednesday March, 25th)
    • Season of Prayer - Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday @ 7:00 pm (beginning on Tuesday, March 24)