Mar26ThuMarch 26, 2020
"Go Home & Stay Home" was the message from our Prime Minister earlier this week and it continues to be communicated by our government and health officials. Why? To protect ourselves and others, the most vulnerable, and those on the front lines, the people who are sacrificing for all of us.
As the COVID-19 pandemic grows, our C&MA District Superintendent, Curtis Peters, is also encouraging each of us to isolate ourselves as much as possible and to avoid all unnecessary contact. In response to the closing of non-essential services including churches, he says, "We believe that this is a time for the church to shine, to be a powerful testimony of the love and hope of Christ. We recommend pre-recording or live-streaming your video content from your home."
Officially, as of 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, our church building is closed as non-essential workplaces and businesses help in the battle against COVID-19 reaches as it reaches a critical stage. This Sunday, as we gather together online, our gatherings team (those involved in the weekend service) will also be in their homes. Each in our own space, but together as one.
As we practice social distancing and are separated by space, let's care for each other and those around us. If you are feeling isolated, reach out to friends and family, to a pastor or a neighbour, connect with your life group or let us know, and we will help you get connected.
Let's celebrate all that God is doing in and through us during this season. If you haven't heard about THE TOGETHER PROJECT, click here to see how you and your family can participate in this church-wide initiative.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our staff and elders.
God loves all of us and we love all of you.
CAC Elders and Staff
Social Distancing = Physical Distancing
Not sure where to go or who to call?
Public Health Unit 1-866-888-4577, ext. 5020
Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000
NHH COVID-19 Assessment Centre 905-377-7783
If you have severe respiratory symptoms, call 911 and explain both your travel history and symptoms to arrange swift and safe transportation to the nearest Emergency Department.
If you think you have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, USE THIS SELF-ASSESSMENT to help determine how to seek further care.
During the COVID-19 outbreak, Northumberland family doctors’ offices are doing their best to provide virtual consults (by phone, or video call) to help the community. Some are opening windows of time to accept calls from local individuals who do not have a family doctor. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.
Cobourg OTN Walk-In Clinic – 52 King St W:
Phone consults - please stay home and call 289-677-0117 to speak to the nurse. Open 9-5, Monday to Friday