(posted: 3:15 pm, March 13, 2020)
Here at Saanich Baptist Church we value gathering together as the body of Christ and worshipping together. We value community and believe we are stronger together than apart.
However, in light of the growing spread of COVID-19 we have decided to take precautions and move our services online. We will not be physically gathering together as a community this Sunday, but invite you to join us online.
We do not make this decision out of fear, but with the understanding that we live in a wider community and know that we can do our part to help slow the spread of this virus by not gathering large groups. We deeply value our helpcare workers who are on the frontlines caring for the sick and wish to do our part to "flatten the curve" so they aren't inundated with a wave of sick people.
That being said, the church is more than a building and it doesn't cease to exist because we won't be gathering this Sunday. The church is the people and we've been called to serve those who are vulnerable.
In the coming days we are putting together a plan on how we can continue to be the church serving our community while still being mindful of how quickly this virus can spread. Stay tuned! We will be updating this page in the next few days.
For more information on COVID-19 we've posted some links giving the lastest updates, information from reputable sources, and suggestions on what you can be doing.
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." -Philippians 4:6-7