The following information is just the start of what is being put in place to connect and equip you during this time! Our website and social media are being updated daily with new opportunities for your and your family. We look forward to partnering with you through this unusual season of ministry!
To be clear, in light of the recommendations to practice social distancing, all on-site gatherings are suspended and we are strongly recommending that groups do not meet in person during this time.
You can expect facilitators of the groups and programs you are involved with to be in contact about how this impacts your involvement and what it could look like going forward. If you are not already part of a group, you can connect to online groups using the links below.
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES
See you online at 9, 11, and 6! Choose the platform you prefer:
YouTube: To link from the YouTube app on your TV, search for @efreelethbridge.
Facebook: A moderator is available during the livestream of each service. Join us for chat and community time as we worship together!
We are doing everything we can to meet needs and minister well during this time of uncertainty. We are excited about the opportunities this chapter of ministry presents and we are prayerfully expectant that God will provide for the church’s needs. If you’ve never given to the church before, this is a great time to start! If you are already a financial contributor to the church, we humbly ask that you continue your regular giving as you are able.
We are committed to loving our neighbors and building bridges with our community. Our congregation is represented in every corner of the city and we know that there will be significant needs we can each be ready to respond to.
Intercultural Ministries: Intercultural Ministries leadership will be connecting with all new Canadians on our contact list, ensuring they have a primary contact with our church so that we can provide support as needed.
Responding to Emergency Needs: We will be working with churches, agencies, and government in the Lethbridge region to support relief efforts. In particular, we are supporting a partnership between MyCityCare, the Lethbridge Foodbank, and the Interfaith Foodbank to address emergency food needs in our city. In addition, we are committed to supporting City of Lethbridge initiatives.
Help Now: My City Care is working with the food bank to deliver food hampers. To join the delivery team, sign up here.
Caring for our Neighbors: It’s is a bit tricky to know how to connect with the people on your street while social distancing but please be attuned to the needs of those around you. Pray for your neighbors, send them a text or an e-mail, put up an encouraging sign in your front window, or follow your neighborhood association website. This is the time to be creative!
SMALL GROUPS & COMMUNITY GROUPS
We are looking to add a number of online community groups to ensure everyone is being cared for, prayed for, and remains connected. If you are interested in facilitating an online group, please email Jeremy Light.
Marriage Matters Facebook Group: In lieu of the conference that had been planned for this week, join us for connecting and discussion on the Marriage Matters Facebook group. Please request to join the group.
Family Matters Facebook Group: An open group for sharing resources, encouragement and parents support. Discuss and share life together as people raising children. This group will have resources for parents of children of all ages, including how to be awesome aunts and uncles or grandparents!
Kids Club is cancelled for the remainder of the semester.
Sign up for Right Now Media: This streaming video collection contains tons of great videos and resources for your kids, as well as amazing content for all ages, and it’s our gift to you! Matt and Rosie will be pointing parents and caregivers to helpful content for kids.
ParentCue Resources: Free access to our preschool curriculum including Bible story videos and memory verses, as well as a podcast and blog to help give you ideas to keep the lessons going at home.
Small group leaders will be in touch with their students.
Bible Reading Plan: We’ll be starting a reading plan together and sharing prayer requests starting next week.
Check out our new Spotify playlist!
Our primary communication with parents will be through Facebook and email. Primary Communication with our youth will be through Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.
Meeting online on Thursday evenings starting next week. Stay tuned for details or contact your small group leader!
If you would like to get involved in our online community but are not already part of a YA small group, email Joel or Luke and we will connect you with a small group leader.
Mom Collective, IF Tables, Women’s Bible Study: Your group leader will contact you with details for meeting online.
New Online Bible Studies starting soon!
Online IF Tables will connect once per week face to face via apps and messaging, plus a way to chat with one another throughout the week. We will send you questions to talk about and share creative ideas to connect with and care for one another.
If you would like to host an online IF Table, email Glenda.
Already host an IF Table? Email Glenda to find out more and receive the weekly questions.