OFFICE CLOSURE

As per the Government of Ontario's measures, our offices are now closed. We are still working, albeit remotely, to minister to our GTC Family and our community at large during this time.

CHURCH ONLINE

As a church we recognize that staying connected and encouraged is vital during this time. In order to keep us all as connected as possible during these difficult times we encourage you to check back here often for the most up-to-date information on online church services, Facebook and YouTube Live events, GT Kids programming, online giving as well as any other information we need to get out to you, the Church.



Below you'll find a Schedule of online programming for the week of March 23 - March 29, as well as links to our YouTube Channel and Facebook Page so you can connect quickly and easily. If you have a Facebook account we invite you to like our page and if you have a Gmail account subscribe to our YouTube Channel.


For information on how you can GIVE online, click HERE or visit our giving page from our header options above.




Links


Facebook - Click HERE to visit and like our Facebook Page or copy and paste this link to your browser - www.facebook.com/gtcarnprior


YouTube - Click HERE to visit and subscribe to our YouTube Channel or copy and paste this link to your browser - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHBP_waUALHwiGKIDS-x6mQ/featured



Weekly Schedule April 6 – April 12




Monday April 6

9am Devotional with Pastors Rachel and Yeshua– Facebook Live

11am Ladies Virtual Coffee with Barb Cowal – ZOOM Video Call https://zoom.us/j/831068473?pwd=ckxpQ1cva2MvVk9uY1JtNUd1TTkyQT09 Meeting ID: 831 068 473 Password: 768713

7pm GT Kids Online Party – ZOOM Video EMAIL rachel@gtcarnprior.ca for link

 

Tuesday April 7

9am Devotional with Pastor Clark – Facebook Live

6:30pm KAEYAK Youth – ZOOM

 

Wednesday April 8

9am Devotional with Pastor Yeshua – Facebook Live

1pm Ladies Virtual Coffee with Bonnie Sperry – ZOOM Video Call  https://zoom.us/j/490237619?pwd=U0kwLy9VOXRzS0FXUDRtbmlBYkFSdz09  Meeting ID: 490 237 619  Password: 177904

7pm Prayer Summit – ZOOM MEETING

 

Thursday April 9

9am Devotional with Pastor Clark and Keri-Lyn- Facebook Live

9:30am Music & Mingle - Facebook LIVE

12noon Jr.High lunch party - ZOOM

7pm Evening of Worship – Facebook LIVE

 

Friday April 10

10am Good Friday Zoom Experience

 

Sunday April 11

       10am Sunday Service - Facebook Live/YouTube Live (replay available)



Previous Week's Schedule March 30-April 4



Monday March 30


Tuesday March 31

  • 9am Devotional with Pastor Rachel – Facebook Live
  • 6:30pm KAEYAK Youth – ZOOM Video Call https://zoom.us/j/486222976   Meeting ID: 486 222 976


Wednesday April 1


Thursday April 2

  • 9am Devotional with Pastor Clark - Facebook Live
  • 9:30am Music & Mingle - Facebook LIVE
  • 7pm Evening of Worship – Facebook LIVE


Friday April 3

  • 9am Devotional with Pastors Rachel and Yeshua- Facebook Live

Sunday April 5

  • 10am Sunday Service - Facebook Live/YouTube Live (replay available)


NOTE: all info current as of Tuesday March 31, 11:15pm EDT





Giving Options

We have had some questions from those who want to continue to give during this time that we are no longer meeting physically. Many of you already give online. For those of you who would like to begin that avenue of giving, you can do that by clicking the "GIVE ONLINE" button below.


You can also send an e-transfer from any Canadian financial institution to finance@gtcarnprior.ca If you're using this option, please use the password gtcgive - all in one word, all lower-case letters.


If you are not able to give online, we ask that you send a cheque in by mail. If you choose this option, know that it will be held securely at the local post office. Once a week a staff member from the church will pick up the mail at the post office. Additionally, if you choose this option, PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH; the safest way for your donation to reach us by mail is to send a cheque.


NOTE: As per the Government of Ontario's mandate to close all non-essential offices we are no longer able to offer OFFICE DROP-OFF for your tithes. We are still working to minister to the GTC family and our community at large, however, we are doing it remotely.


Letter from Pastor Clark Re: COVID-19


In the past few weeks the normal patterns of life for much of the world have been disrupted. A month ago it would have been difficult to imagine how quickly change was coming and how that change would affect our daily lives. In the mist of this upheaval, we continue to trust in the steadfast faithfulness of God. We have a firm foundation. We have placed our trust in God and that trust is well placed! He has promised his presence and provision. We continue to set our hearts and our minds steadfastly on the truths of God’s promises.

 

Isaiah 26:3,4 contains a powerful promise. “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.” When we put our trust in God, the result is a steadfast mind and a perfect peace. Allow this truth to strengthen you today!

 

As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to unfold, our response as a church has adjusted. Ontario is currently under a state of emergency. As such many public spaces, including churches, have been asked to close during this time in order to prevent the spread of the virus. Situations such as the one Italy is facing, have highlighted the importance of acting quickly and decisively. We will stand in solidarity with the efforts being taken by our provincial government and community and do our part to mitigate the possibility of widespread and rapid transmission of the virus. To that end we will be taking the following steps for the duration of the state of emergency.  

 

  1. Sunday services will continue in a simpler format, but will be Live Streamed. Our church building WILL NOT BE OPEN. Instead of gathering physically, we will gather on-line. You will receive a link in the next few days with instruction as to how you can view the Livestream on Sunday morning at 10AM. We hope you are able to join us online!
  2. All church-related activities and ministries are postponed until further notice.
  3. Giving on-line continues to be an available option. We are working on a plan to facilitate giving for those of you who don’t have the option to give on-line. We will be in touch with details about that plan in the next few days.

 

We recognize that staying connected and encouraged is vital during this time. It is so easy to feel disconnected. Plan to join us online for our daily devotional and prayer time at 9am. Join us on Facebook Live and view the replay on Facebook and YouTube later. Don’t miss the opportunity to tune in! Join us!

 

Finally, I want to encourage you to find opportunities to BE the church. For many years we had a banner over the exit doors of our church building that said “The Church is now Leaving the Building.” Now, more than ever, we need to carry that thought with us and live it out. Pick up the phone. Write that encouraging e-mail. Pray with someone. Pray for our community and nation. Check in on friends and neighbours to see how they are doing. In appropriate ways, find opportunities to help with practical needs. Church family, let’s rise to the occasion! We have much to offer!

 

Blessings!

 

Pastor Clark


Wednesday March 18, 2020

Focused on Jesus
Grounded in the Word
Dependent on the Spirit