July 28, 2020 Re-Opening Update from Pastor Scott & What to Expect at our In-Person Services
July 21, 2020 Update from Pastor Scott
July 8, 2020 New Update on Reopening as Included in the July NewsletterAs you may know, as of June 12th, churches are permitted to reopen at 30% capacity, with safety measures in place. Much discussion and prayer has been taking place, and we are moving forward with a reopening plan that will ensure everyone's safety and comfort in worshiping together in-person. The plan involves a minimum of two pilot services where we will go through the process of a live Sunday Service while practicing the new measures and guidelines. Once those are successful, we will be opening up the in-person services to our church family - we are hopeful that will be happening in August. More details and information will be shared as the plans progress. For those who cannot attend in-person, we will be live streaming our Sunday services permanently. We look forward to gathering together again soon - even if it looks a little different!
June 27, 2020 Update on Reopening
Here is a short video message from Pastor Scott with an update about reopening ~ please continue to join us online for our Sunday Services.
June 12, 2020 Update
Although the province is allowing churches to start re-opening ~ OUR OFFICE AND ALL IN-PERSON SERVICES AND PROGRAMS REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE JOIN US FOR CHURCH & MINISTRY ONLINE ON OUR WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS. STAY TUNED FOR THE BAC REOPENING PLAN.
From www.ontario.ca/stopthespread "Effective Friday, June 12, 2020 at 12:01 a.m., the province will increase the limit on social gatherings from five to 10 people across the province, regardless of whether a region has moved to Stage 2. Additionally, all places of worship in Ontario will also be permitted to open with physical distancing in place and attendance limited to no more than 30 per cent of the building capacity to ensure the safety of worshippers."
Below you will find links to keep you connected with some of our ONLINE ministries. Effective March 15th all our in-person meetings, gatherings, events and services have been cancelled. Our church office has been closed since March 17th, but Pastors and staff continue to provide support and can be reached by phone or email.
We have been paying close attention to the guidelines and directions provided by the Government of Ontario and we are working on plans for Reopening once we are able to do so safely. It is our prayer that we can be together as a community again soon. We are committed to being the body of Christ whether online or in person.
Online Sunday Service
We can talk together on the premiere chat prior and during the service, but please keep your comments friendly. Also, join us on the Zoom "Lobby" chat following the service.
BAC Lobby Zoom!
Join us after the Sunday service stream for our online lobby.
Here is the Zoom meeting info:
Topic: BAC Lobby Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 742 819 330
Dial in for audio only: 647 558 0588 or 647-374-4685
Meeting ID: 742 819 330 (no participant id required)
Join the BAC Lobby Zoom where we can socialize, pray and enjoy each other's company following the online service.
Ways to give to Bramalea Alliance Church
Although we are not gathering in-person, you have an opportunity to bring your tithes and give your offerings – click here for options for online giving. Thank you so much for your continued faithfulness in this area.
March 24, 2020 Update
March 17, 2020 Update
I'd like to update you on what Bramalea Alliance Church is doing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that is creating legitimate health concerns, fear, and anxiety all over our world. Our elders and staff have been closely monitoring the Department of Health updates and instructions in addition to keeping up to date on what our world is doing to slow the spread of COVID-19. As a result, we have decided to suspend our church services and all gatherings until further notice.
Currently, we are making our Sunday worship service available online on YouTube – we will also publish it as soon as possible to our website and Facebook page (linked below). That means you can tune in to worship and hear Pastor Steve’s message on Sunday, March 22nd from the comfort and safety of your own home. Click here for the direct link.
Please stay tuned to this web page for ongoing updates.
Although we are not gathering in-person, you have an opportunity to bring your tithes and give your offerings – click here for options for online giving.
We have also taken this time to do some extra, over-the-top cleaning and sanitizing of our facility and added extra hand-sanitizers to our common areas. Please abide by the Canadian Health guidelines: Wash your hands frequently, stay at home if you are not feeling well, practice social distancing (stay at least 6 feet or 2 metres apart).
In the days to come if you know of someone who could use a call or may have a practical need – be the church – reach out to them, give them a call and encourage them to trust God, lean into His strength and assure them that they are not alone. In times like this we need to uphold one another in prayer, be the hands and feet of Jesus and trust that God is in control.
Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.