The leadership of Novas de Alegria – The City Church International has been closely following the COVID-19 pandemic which has been progressing both in Canada as well as the rest of the world. In keeping with the advice of health professionals, the church leadership has decided to CANCEL all activities and celebrations (including the fundraising dinner) effective immediately.
Given the fact that many of our congregants are seniors, who are at greatest risk to contract the virus, the church board decided this was the most prudent and socially responsible action to take given the circumstances.
The services will all be broadcast online. We will be present on Youtube, Facebook and the church’s website www.novasdealegria.ca
Counselling sessions and visitations will be conducted via telephone.
Dedicate this time to your family, and to praying for all those affected by this situation, including our government and workers in the healthcare profession.
We as the church recommend following the directions of Health Canada as well as the World Health Organization and other similar institutions.
In the midst of all this, our trust remains in God. As the Psalmist said “God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in time of trouble” Psalm 46.
God is in control of all things, including this situation that has developed around the world. We reject any fear or panic. We are a people who have a hope that only the gospel of Christ can provide.
The church leadership will continue to closely monitor this situation as it develops and will be providing regular updates.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid”John 14:27
The leadership of Novas de Alegria Church
Pastor Rui Nunes – Presidente