Vintage Church & COVID-19
To our community,
With the constantly shifting landscape of the local response to COVID-19, we would like to outline Vintage Church’s current preparedness and position as we prioritize the health of our members and guests.
Vintage Church is following the lead and suggestions of the Canadian and British Columbian public health authorities. The daily nature of their analysis means that we too will be holding a fluid approach as we continue to build a community around what the Lord has called us to do as a church.
Where do we stand as a province?
While the odds of contracting COVID-19 in BC are listed as ‘Low’ by the BC CDC the decision as of March 16th is to bar gatherings of 50 or more people. Travel outside of Canada, including the US, is not recommended and will result in mandatory two-week isolation before returning to work or school. Schools within the province have also been closed until further notice.
What about Vintage Church?
As a church, the very nature of our ministry is the sharing of the gospel, growth, mentoring, and investment in our people via small mid-week gatherings such as one-on-ones, CityGroups, internships, and Freedom Session. As of this week, our church calendar has found ourselves with a natural break of CityGroups for the next two weeks, and Freedom Session for the next week.
Sunday Services are no longer being held until further notice and are streaming live on Facebook @ourvintage.church at 10am. We will continue ministry in several areas and making direct connections with those in our community and seeking to serve wherever possible.
Our dedication to care - We believe in living life in the community and caring for one another. The precursor to caring is making needs known. Whether COVID-19 related sickness or fear or any other concern or need, we are here to demonstrate in tangible ways the love of Jesus that is for you. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us through the Central Hub or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT WE ARE ALL ABOUT
We have a crazy thought that life should be simple and amazing. We're not reinventing the wheel and we are not saying that we have it all figured out. What we are about is relationships with others. Our lives are best lived when living right alongside others in our community.This is how we go about it:
It is easy to get comfortable in any given area of life and to settle into the 'norm'. We know that life is lived to its fullest on the edge of our comfort zone as we interact with people in our community. This guarantees that there are really cool moments lost in lines at the coffee shops and as we move along just trying to get through the day.
Let's be honest, most of our younger years are used up being taught about how to get ready for our careers. Prepared for life; not so much. Relationships, not at all. Amazingly, there has always has been a hope, another shot, another view on the life that you are living. A life with a strong and constant foundation.
Personal reflection should never be confused with comparing our reflection to someone else's and yet that is what we spend most of our life doing. What do you believe - like, really believe? Having a unified view of life and our world versus blurting out what you are for or against in the middle of social media post is very different. Here's a chance to work through those beliefs.
Yes ! Why is it so easy to measure life through lack and observation of what the have? We need to learn to stop and take stock of the abundance of great things in our lives and to give credit where credit is due. While we are at it grab those amazing so that you can celebrate together.
SEE OUR CAPTURED MOMENTS
We are so excited about everything that God is doing at Vintage. Here is a bit in the life of our church.
Have Questions. Demand Answers.
It is so natural to move through life giving the immediate needs of the day all of our time and energy. Most major questions and themes in life only get a thought when interacting with a social media post.
We firmly believe that it is beneficial to identify the big questions in life and then to push to gain further, more concrete understanding in those areas.
We keep it pretty straight forward
WHAT WE DO
Life is full of constant interaction and yet we seem to operate our daily lives as if we are on some sort of mission. Our errands, schooling, child shuttling, and work reduce our interaction with others to transactions with pleasantries acting as the glue holding us from moment to moment.
We get together in what we do by being present in the moment with others.
For most people, smaller gatherings are a natural, easy and common way to interact and unwind. There is even space for introverts to hide out. These meet-ups are where stories are told, relationships and grown and care for others is best walked out.
CityGroups are formed around interests, serving the city and so much more.
These special weekly gatherings are unique and so much fun! Great for singles, young families, and on. Large gatherings are an amazing way to check us out and bring some friends with you if you like traveling in packs.
Join us Sundays at 10 AM at the Landmark Encore Theatre