Dear BPGC Family,
In light of the Provincial Government’s recent directive banning all public gatherings over 50 people as of Monday, March 16, we have suspended all activities at BPGC until further notice. The suspension includes all Sunday worship services, Sunday schools, fellowships, AWANA, and all other events that operate inside the church. The annual MB joint Good Friday service on April 10, as well our own joint Easter Worship on April 12 will be cancelled. The baptism on Easter Sunday will be postponed to October while our AGM set for April 19 will also be rescheduled to a later date.
The youth leadership camp scheduled for this week (March 16-21) will continue with modifications.
With the changes, we are transitioning the contents of our worship services and Sunday schools online. Please go to our website (www.bpgc.org) with further details and instructions in the coming days on how to access these contents.
The health and safety of everyone, both inside and outside of our community, is of great importance to us. We strongly urge you to practise the guidelines established by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control for self-isolation, sanitization, social distancing, and international travel. (www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19)
As the situation is changing rapidly, we will release new updates and our responses to them as needed. For the latest updates, please check our website and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/bpgc.org), as well as the means of communication in your fellowships. If you’re experiencing anxiety and would like prayer support or have other needs or concerns, please contact the pastoral staff team.
During this time of pause to our regular patterns, we are provided with an opportunity to innovate new ideas of how we are to gather as a family. We are given new space to establish new rhythms of prayer, silence, sabbath, hospitality, and service, all while placing our ultimate faith and hope in Jesus our Saviour.
As a church, we are entering into new and unprecedented territory. This certainly changes the way we are used to practicing our church life, but it does not stop us from being the church. Church is about more than a building or an event. Church is about a people. This is particularly important at this time for us to be the church and make use of all the gifts God has given to us in serving each other and our world.
Faith, hope, and love,
BPGC Pastors and Deacons