UPDATES DUE TO COVID-19

We’re under the state of emergency in Nova Scotia by the NS Government. Please click the here to see the details. The Government of Nova Scotia has also announced that Nova Scotia borders will tighten to travelers and all entry points (land, sea, air) will be closely managed starting Monday, March 23, at 6 a.m. Provinces that are more affected are closing down schools or daycare centers or stopping any gathering over 5 people.  Friends and families, be cautious to protect yourselves, watch out for your families and friends, but also not to be too fearful or panic about it.  Pray and seek the presence of our Lord who has overcome all powers. The NS government also encourage people that only one family member go essential grocery shopping.

The public gatherings of HCAC are still in relatively small numbers.  At this time, we will continue to have public worships on Sundays and fellowships and small groups during the week.  We will make changes accordingly should the situation changes. These are the measures we are implementing at HCAC now and some are in partnership with WEBC:

ACTIONS

1.

If anyone is ill, or has traveled outside of Nova Scotia, please stay home and contact your medical provider.  Please let Lisa Laine-Yip and your fellowship or small group contact person know, so that we can coordinate help and prayer for you.

3.

To avoid cross-contamination, avoid skin to skin contact (no handshakes),  cough to your elbows, dispose tissues properly, and keep practicing social distance of 1 meter or 3 feet. Common health hygiene as recommended by the Health Ministry.

5.

Purcell sanitizing machines are installed at various stations in the church.  Please wash your hands frequently.

7.

Please be vigilant to keep the church as clean as possible.

2.

At the beginning and ending of every children and youth church, and Teens Fellowship, teachers and leaders will take children and youth to wash their hands at washrooms.

4.

Live streaming and Sunday services will be cancelled till further notice.

6.

Please use gloves when handling food and drink in the kitchen.  WEBC has banned reusable cups in the church until the pandemic is over.


CHANGES

1.

The Jesus to the Nations from March 27 to 29 is now changed to an online conference.  It will not longer be held at Mount Saint Vincent University.  Please check their website for detail later next week.

3.

The CCIC Evangelistic Meeting on April 18 is now cancelled

2.

The Alliance gathering Converge on May 9 is still on schedule.  It is a free event at Truro Alliance Church and lunch is included.  Registration is required. C&MA President and our new District Superintendent are speaking. Please register online at 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2020converge-tickets-46042668862

4.

The Atlantic Chinese Christian Summer Conference is from June 26-28.  We are monitoring the situation.  A contract meeting with the venue staff is on Monday March 16 at Mount Allison University.  This may affect if we should continue with the planning of the summer conference given the uncertainties of the time and the constraints of a contract.  Please pray for discernment by the churches.

Address

West End United Baptist Church, 1986 Preston St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Email / Phone

hcac9024883838@gmail.com

902–488–3838

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