COVID-19 Response 

First off, please accept this virtual hug/handshake/hi-five from us to you!  As a Grace family, we have loved to connect and spend time in community, and we know this is a tough season for so many of our loved friends/family.

 

It is not out of fear, but out of love for our church family and community that we adhere to the  health authorities on matters of interaction and social distancing.  Because we care so deeply, we strive to maintain necessary precautions to ensure everyone’s well-being.

 

We will continuously be adjusting future plans as we re-evaluate the situation. so please check back for any updates on our website or follow us on Facebook/Instagram or email.

 

Is the Church open?

  • Much of our jobs can be done at home, and to adhere to the Local Health Authority, we are reducing our hours.  If you would like to drop something off, or pick up, please contact the office beforehand to make those arrangements.  We have systems in place to abide by the social distancing policies.

  • Please contact us at 204-325-8884 or email office@gracechurchwinkler.com.

  • Our Church building will remain closed to the public for gatherings and group events.

 

Where can I see/listen to the Church service?

  • Join us LIVE on YouTube Sunday mornings at 10:45. A great way to feel a part of the Church is knowing others are watching this at the same time!

  • Check out gracechurchwinkler.com/messages to listen to audio, or see the latest YouTube stream.

 

How can I stay connected to Church while self-isolating?

  • To keep up-to-date with the current Church news, keep visiting gracechurchwinkler.com and check out the bulletin, latest newsletter, find us online on Facebook, Instagram, & YouTube

  • Using tools like Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp (and others) to have video calls with other members or your small group.

  • Check our Social Media pages which are updated frequently.

  • Email or Phone each other!  

  • “Snail mail” encouragement cards or letters to other people within the congregation, or missionaries we support.

 

What if I need Pastoral Care?

  • If you have pastoral care needs, please let us know at the office. For confidential prayer requests that will go directly to our Pastors and Soul Care Leader, please use gmcsoulcare@gmail.com

 

How do I give to the Church financially from home?

  • We encourage you to give electronically through PayPal or AccessCU, or drop off your donation at the office during regular hours.

  • To set up your AccessCU donation, contact the Church office.

 

How can I help?

  • There are opportunities for service within our community - Central Station needs volunteers for driving groceries to those in need, and many other opportunities.

  • The Province of Manitoba has created a neat tool called “Help Next Door MB” where you can either ask for help, or volunteer for help.  Details can be found at their website helpnextdoormb.ca

  • Check in with those who are shut-in. Make a meal or cookies for someone who has been on your heart today.

  • Pray.  Ask God to reveal to you people who need encouragement, prayer, love, and help in this time. 

 

 

In the meantime, we encourage you to follow the guidelines set out by our local health authority to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Wash your hands frequently, stay home if you can, keep your distance (6’) from those not in your household.  Stay away from those who are higher risk.  Always cover your mouth and nose with your elbow when you sneeze or cough.

 

Please pray with us for those who serve in health care and essential services, and for those personally affected by COVID-19. 

 

Knowing God is Good and Sovereign, rest in Him and lean into Him for encouragement, wisdom and love.  He’s got this.

 

::Hug::