Mike and Rene discuss the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic with doctors who are on the frontlines of the pandemic here in Canada. These are informative, faith-building messages that we want to encourage you to share with your friends, family and church family during this pandemic.
To help you navigate COVID-19 and its impacts on daily life, we have compiled helpful documents and resources, as well as Ontario Conference guidelines.
Please visit this website frequently for updates.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I go to church for regular service?
Updated: January 2021
In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, the Ontario government has declared a second provincial state of emergency, effective Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 12:01 a.m.
In accordance with this recent stay-at-home order, a strict indoor gathering limitation of 10 persons is now in effect, and churches are currently closed for in-person public congegational gatherings.
Please reach out to your local Pastor or church leadership if you have any questions about the status of your local church services and how to access various online resources.
For more information on the Provincial COVID-19 response framework, please click here
What options are available during Sabbath?
Updated: January 2021
Due to the new lockdown and stay-at-home procedures, churches are currently closed for in-person public congegational gatherings.
Many churches are live streaming their Sabbath morning service using a variety of technologies to continue having a unified Sabbath service in the spirit of worship. If you are looking for a church to connect to, we have compiled a list of all churches offering a Sabbath digital worship experience.
We also encourage you to reach out to others using any mediums available: a phone call to a shut-in or elderly person, a video call to another member to have worship, a Zoom session with the local youth to discuss the Sabbath School lesson, even a Facebook message to a co-worker or friend with an uplifting quote for inspiration during this distressing time.
We implore you to be creative and to actively use as many digital tools as possible to keep continuing to spread the Gospel!
How can I return my tithe?
You can still return your tithe by using Adventist Giving, an online system that many Ontario Conference churches are signed up for. You can find a full list of churches available on Adventist Giving by clicking here. Alternatively, you can either visit https://adventistgiving.ca/ or download the app to your mobile device from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
How do I use Adventist Giving online?
If this is your first time using Adventist Giving and you need some information about the process and how it all works, then please click here to watch two videos on how to submit your tithe from either from a computer or a smartphone.
My church wants to start streaming. How do we start?
We have compiled a list of resources, advisories, and instructional media that can help you stay safe during this time. You can access the Health Guidelines either by using the menu or by clicking here.
Featured Video Devotional
"Hope and Assurance" Series
In these difficult times, we could all use a reminder that God is our present help in times of need. Tune in for message of hope and assurance from Ontario Conference leaders.