Christian Fellowship is important as we gather and enjoy the company of fellow believers in Christ. If you are looking for a Christian community, these events are good introduction to the wonderful folks who make up our church family. You are always welcome to contact the church office for more information. Each week we publish The Messenger, a newsletter full of coming events, community activities and special requests for our church community.
Although we cannot yet gather inside the church building for worship, we are permitted to gather outside. Our live-streamed worship service will continue to be our primary focus as most people will still be worshipping from home for some time yet. However, we realize that not everyone has access to the on-line service, and others are missing the experience of worshipping in community. Therefore we are now broadcasting the online service on a large screen TV in the covered area outside the front doors of the church. This area will provide shade and protection from wind and rain for about 20 worshippers. We will be giving priority seating under cover to those who cannot access the online service at home. All others are welcome to attend and sit nearby in the parking lot. Please bring your own chair. We will be offering Holy Communion outdoors on the first and third Sundays of the month immediately following the online broadcast. We are limited to a maximum of 50 people outdoors, and we must keep a record for contact tracing purposes, so please register to attend by contacting the church office by email or phone, and also indicate how many from your household will be taking communion if it is a Communion Sunday.
From Mother’s Day to Father’s Day we will be raising funds in support of BC Mission Boat Society and the families it serves in isolated BC coastal communities. During this campaign you may dedicate a gift in memory of a parent or someone who impacted you on your faith journey. When you send (or etransfer) your gift to the church, please include a note about who this is in memory of. After Father’s Day we will publish a list of all the contributors with their memorial dedication.
Here at St. Paul's, we have continuous Servant Events to remind us about the importance of blessing others as we have been blessed by God. Cyrus Center, the youth shelter and outreach program in Chilliwack, is our local project. To help with this mission, we are collecting socks and individually wrapped snacks such as granola bars. Your gifts may be brought to the church anytime during office hours. You may also support this project by making a donation to our Local Relief fund.
These are financially challenging times for many individual and organizations, including churches. We have appreciated all those who have continued to support the work of this congregation through difficult times. There are several ways to contribute:
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