Thanks to everyone who helped out this morning! Loving the community!
Friday, July 3, 2020
Come ready to share your sentence testimony of how Light has broke through the darkness! We all have moments of revelation over the past few months. God is always good! Maybe your family reconnected. Maybe you found the blessing of rediscovering the word. Whatever reminded you of hope...we want to share together of how incredible God can be even when the world around is dark!
Monday, June 29, 2020
Sunday, June 28, 2020
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Sunday, June 21, 2020
Friday, June 19, 2020
WE ARE OPENING!!!!!!! PLEASE READ!!!!!!!!
DWC Opening Guidelines:
Services will resume the week of July 5th. You are required to book a seat and service time. Two services: 9 am & 11 am.
Please do not book a seat if you are feeling ill (Cough, running nose, etc). You can only book each week at a time.
Booking a Seat:
You must call and reserve a seat (902 245 4634). Confirmation will be given. Please do not show up unless you have a confirmation that your seats are saved. Thus, if leaving a message…please leave a call back number.
-We will have 75 chairs set up (half our regular seating) but we will only be taking reservations for 50 so that we can practice safe distancing according to the provincial guidelines.
-Washrooms will not be open for use. So please do your best to address this…of course…if you need facilities…we will be sensitive to that. But the understanding is that washrooms should be closed unless an emergency.
-Coffee and Water will not be provided. You must bring your own and take containers with you.
-The stage is off limits.
-The nursery is off limits.
- Be sensitive to others.
Parking Lot Changes:
Households can travel together in Vehicles. Please follow the new procedures in the ‘parking lot’.
-You must park 6 feet from another vehicle.
-Come in one family at a time. If there are those walking in…give them a minute.
-No visiting in the parking lot.
Inside the Door:
-Everyone must sanitize their hands inside the door. Station will be available for you.
-Must sit with your family inside. Must have three empty seats between households. If you are first in a row…go to the end.
-No ‘greeters’ or ‘welcome time’ as before. (Changed until further notice).
-No passing of objects. (Changed until further notice).
-We encourage people to wear a mask during service. Masks are optional. We recognize that some find it hard to breathe with certain conditions and leave that to your discretion.
-Households must leave together.
-No visiting in the parking lot.
I know its not ‘church’ as we are used too but we feel that this rigid format will allow us to move forward while we wait for ‘normal’ to return!
We also want to be clear that our podcast will be available each week. There is no pressure to attend. We understand that some will be nervous for some time to come. We want church to always be a positive experience for all. So only come back when you are ready.
*Additional services could be added depending upon need.
THER ARE A FEW THAT ARE NOT ONLINE...HELP US GET THE WORD OUT!
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Sunday, June 14, 2020
Sunday, June 7, 2020
Felt blessed today with memories. Dave Cook stopped in to share a carving done by a mutual friend who has gone on to glory several years ago. Victor Freeman impacted my life. He was a great encouragement to me and crucial to the history of DWC. So neat to think of the Saints who have gone before us.
Saturday, June 6, 2020
1. Financial update -- We appreciate your prayer and financial partnership! Our faith promise total is now at 68%. Thankfully we have some new partnerships every week! God willing, we are praying that we can go back to Japan late this summer, but before that we need 100%.
Please pray for God to provide the rest of the partners we need, and let us know if you'd like to become one yourself.
2. Partnership Development -- In May, we worked at home and had various chances to do Partnership Development -- making videos, doing interviews and taking part in online meetings with GP, etc. Some churches will start gathering again soon, but we will need to continue partnership development mainly online.
Please pray for God to give us abundant wisdom and chances for building better partnerships.
3. Japan -- The number of patients was going down, but for the past week, some areas are having a second wave. From March till the end of May, many churches stopped gathering and now many of them have restarted. Most of them have small rooms for Sunday worship, so a lot of challenges continue.
Please pray for God to encourage church leaders.
Thank you so much for your continuous and faithful prayer!!! Please let us know how we can pray for you!
- Yoko (& Robin) White
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Celebrating Doris Thomas: Doris Thomas
This link takes you to the recording that took place last night. You can also listen to service on the podcast. It will be a little better quality of sound without the image. Do that bay clicking on the Podcast tab on the left and it'll take you there.
Sunday, May 31, 2020
Monday, May 25, 2020
Thanks to the generosity of some faithful believers and the 700 Club, we got a package this week with books to pass along as part of our Grief Share group. We feel honoured to be chosen to be stewards of this timely gift. Yesterday, two books went out to grieving families. With all the pain that has taken place in our province of late, we are seeing many seeking truth. We are so glad to be able to share a book & make a connection even in isolation. If you are experiencing a time of sorrow and would promise to read Shirley Thiessen's story of grief...we'd love to share one with you. Any Churches in NS who are seeing a rise in pain with all that our province has gone through...let me know and I can share how you can get some copies as well.
Sunday, May 24, 2020
Don't forget for those who do not have a Facebook account or, if your internet is slow- You can listen to this weeks celebration by clicking on the Podcast tab on the left. Join in each week and also go back and choose from a selection of archived messages.
Sunday, May 17, 2020
Sunday, May 10, 2020
Sunday, May 3, 2020
Sunday, April 26, 2020
Monday, April 20, 2020
Sunday, April 19, 2020
Sunday, April 12, 2020
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Sunday, April 5, 2020
NOTICE: The Podcast Provider is having issues. There will be no podcast until they can fix it on their end. We may be looking into a new provider... Stay tuned for updates. You can watch the worship and service from Palm Sunday April 5, 2020 through Facebook on the link below.
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Sunday, March 22, 2020
What Can You Do?
-Each Sunday you can find a message and worship recording on our website and Facebook page.
-As the days continue we may consider putting up additional resources for you to enjoy.
-Be in the Word of God on your own. This is a unique opportunity to reconnect with God and practice the discipline of ‘sabbath’ and ‘listening’.
-Spend quality time with the family. Movies, board games, and communication. Make it happen!
-Check on neighbours and loved ones. Especially those who are at greater risk.
-Ministry can happen by letting your light shine. If you are well and are going out for supplies…ask someone who may not be as able, if they need anything.
-Keep washing your hands…especially when you have been out. Something simple is so important.
-Practice keeping your distance but keep being social. The phone can help.
-Giving can happen at our website and we will have a few times in which you can drop off tithes if that is your wish. We understand that some are being laid off…please be wise with your finances…the church is also limited due to the crisis so be wise while being generous.
-Counselling has been on going through email and Messenger. Calls have taken place for counselling sessions as well. Feel free to leave a message and we will get back to you in order of call.
-Check the phone, Facebook, and our website for details as this continues.
Phone: 902 245 4634
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Hey Guys...trying to be sensitive to Health Nova Scotia about what they are asking us to do. All activities are going to be postponed until we get further notice from the government officials. You can join us online Sunday. It will be on our "Podcast". We may try to stream live on Facebook. We will have something each week for you through the internet. You can now give online as well. We will have updates on our Facebook page...for the latest....click on the following link: Latest Video Update...Click here.
Monday, March 16, 2020
Please note: After careful reflection on current events regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, Grace United Church is canceling our St. Patrick's Irish Stew Supper and Singalong. We thank you for your continued support and encouragement as we regroup after the tragic hall fire. Let's keep each other, our community, our country, and world in our prayers as we move forward together...
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Monday, March 9, 2020
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Monday, February 24, 2020
Sunday, February 23, 2020
Friday, February 21, 2020
What's better than the bouncy castle? The bouncy castle with some home turned ice-cream on the side! Making memories every Wednesday night at 6 pm!
More pics on our Facebook page. Just follow the link on left called "Facebook". Click on the "Church" page or the "Youth" page!
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
The most wonderful time of year....what is better than Pie? Chilli along side of that Pie!! This Sunday at 6 pm we will be enjoying at time of fellowship. Come on out and bring a pie and/or Chilli and we will enjoy a night that will require a walk on Monday!