In consultation with the Hope Church Safety Committee, and on the advice of religious and public health officials, Moderator Ann Jinkins and Pastor Gary Brinn are announcing the suspension of public worship and all church programming beginning after worship on Sunday, March 15th. We are encouraging outside building users to wind down their programming this week. We will continue to assess the situation with the aim of re-opening on April 5th if possible. During the closure, staff will continue to work, coordinating with lay leaders and developing online worship and pastoral care resources. Lay leaders are currently planning outreach to members of our church family who do not have internet access.
Let us hold one another and our leaders in prayer as we move through this crisis and discover new and creative ways of being community with one another.
Ann & Gary