There used to be a a saying "What a difference a day makes". In the world in which we are currently living and in particular having to deal with the rapidly evolving COVID19 things are changing not by the day, but sometimes by the hour.
During this past week many people have been working very hard on behalf of our Marshall community. I would like to publicly recognize and thank those people.
First of all a huge thank you goes to Rev. Kevin for his ongoing leadership, compassion and spiritual guidance.
Thanks to Richard Hamilton's initiative and direction we were able to establish an Emergency Preparedness Committee (consisting of Rev. Kevin, Dave Putnam, Kerry Radigan, Linda Craig, Suzanne Gunby and myself) which quickly put in place some safety measures following the guidelines of the United Church of Canada's Emergency Plan. Even though our original goal was to proceed with both of our services on March 15th it became evident late Saturday evening that it was no longer feasible to do so.
Thanks to Kerry Radigan, Henrietta Vandriel, Patty Cheshire and Sue Lane and other members of the Pastoral Care Committee we were able to get the message out to our Congregation that our services had been cancelled.
Our Emergency Preparedness Committee met again on Thursday, March 19 to make further plans for upcoming weeks.
We will continue live streaming of one service each Sunday. This service will offer both traditional and contemporary music, scripture, prayers and a message from Rev. Kevin. The service can be accessed via our website
There is a plan in place to continue study groups through online sessions.
We realize that some of our members may be feeling worried, lonely and perhaps isolated. Rev. Kevin would like you to know that he is available to chat and pray with you by phone anytime during his office hours( Monday - Thursday 9- 12).
If anyone is in need of groceries or other items please call the church office (905-648-4631) and Henrietta will pass on the message to Linda Craig who is the Chairperson of the Outreach Committee.
Please be assured that our Prayer Partners will continue to pray for our Marshall family and friends during this stressful and frightening time.
May God bless you and keep you safe.