A letter from Pastor Mike regarding COVID-19
A message to our Church 180 family:
First of all, we want to thank you all for your faithfulness and steadfastness during this season of uncertainty. Our 2020 theme (2020 Vision) has never been more key than it is now. It is now more than ever that we must maintain "clarity in chaos”.
In a recent statement, Premier Doug Ford has declared our province of Ontario to be in a state of emergency and has called for the cessation of large gatherings for at least the next two weeks to help curb the spread of COVID-19.
Due to this, we will be focusing on live-streaming our services for the time being. We encourage, in particular, mothers with young children, senior citizens, and those who are sick or immune-compromised to stay home and participate in our livestream services ( Sunday 11 a.m. EST, Sunday 6:30 p.m. EST, and Wednesday 7:30 p.m. EST). There will be no nursery or children’s activities available. However, there are children’s Christian educational videos available through the Faithlife TV app. We will be sending to all of our regular church members a link to Faithlife where recordings of worship and sermons will be available as well as the FaithLife TV access.
We are working on streaming services via YouTube and will send updates as soon as possible on the progress of this. As a backup, tonight (Wednesday March 18) services will also be streamed live via our Instagram (@ch180mississauga). (*Update: For the sake of clarification: We will be limiting the attendance at our building to just the worship team and a skeleton crew needed for running sound and video. All other church members are welcome to join in online. Apologies for any confusion.)
Since our church continues to function and our goal of local and worldwide evangelism remains unchanged, your giving is now as important as ever. You can easily continue making contributions through our e-Transfer option: or you can mail cheques to Church 180, 6915 Dixie Road, Mississauga, L5T-2G2.
The church building will be open for prayer from 8AM - 10AM Monday through Friday and 11AM – 1PM on Saturdays. You are welcome to come and pray in our sanctuary. Prayer is especially important in these uncertain times.
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We realize there is much debate on where the church should stand during these times and we take inspiration from our fellowship leader Pastor Greg Mitchell in his following statement:
"Historically, when faced with persecution, or laws that attempt to limit or stop our ability to witness or have church, we refuse to comply, or fight against such regulations legally (making a stand), but health issues are not something to 'make a stand' on. It is clear that the regulations are absolutely worldwide, and apply to everyone; They are not aimed specifically to harm churches. Even if there is an element of overreaction and fear- they still make common sense in dealing with an epidemic. This being the case, we are doing what we can in the hope of hastening the lessening of the virus threat, so we can get back to our regular schedule. Above all else, we need to cry out to God for a miraculous intervention in the stop of this pandemic. I feel in the aftermath, God will use this to shake people's complacency and make them open to the Gospel.”
We look forward to gathering as a congregation again soon. Let us continue in love for one another and in prayer. In the meantime, tune into our social media channels on Facebook and Instagram (@ch180mississauga). Also follow us by downloading the FaithLife app and searching for Church 180.
In His Service,
Pastor Mike Webb
If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 416-679-0325.