Our Response to COVID-19

COVID-19 Response // Updated: April 24, 2020

(Keep checking back for regular updates)

Hi friends, our leadership continues to discuss what is a prudent and godly response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.  We have also been dialoguing about a return date to regular services, when that may happen and what changes we may need to be implemented as we move forward. We are walking in unique days and as the virus spreads throughout Toronto, there is a possibility that some of our members may contract the virus. If that happens to you, I remind you and all of us that we don't walk alone; God is with us and your pastors are walking with you and we stand together as a church & community.  Adhering to the requirements of the GOV of ONT and our Toronto Public Health, we continue the following precautionary steps:

For the Foreseeable Future

We have suspended all weekly in-person events ... We will be live streaming our services with 5 or less people (pastor & board members) at the church during this time; and we continue to practice social distancing during these sessions. If you have our church app, you will be able to interact with your pastors during the service ... and as always, we encourage everyone to post your 511s. 

Stay Connected

We will be doing regular updating of our APP, website, and social media feeds.  Your pastors are hosting a daily devotional; join us each morning. 

We also have Alpha on Tuesday nights at 7pm and Youth and Young Adult events throughout the week and one of our Life Groups ... all of these are through video / phone conferencing events.

If you have Qs about COVID-19, check out the following sources https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

We Are Here To Help!

As we watch what's happening across our world, it's hard not to get discouraged and gripped with fear.  I'm not sure where you turn when things are unsettling, I turn to God and His Words in the Bible to find comfort and stir my courage to press on; one such verse is this one: 

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” ~ Isaiah 41:10

Neighbours and friends, though we are not in the office at this time of social distancing, we are just a phone call or email away.  If you find yourself in trouble or needing help or fear is getting the best of you, call our help hotline: 416.203.7117 or email us at help@churchinthecity.ca. We really are in this together, so let's stay together. 

Ted Leck, pastor of CITC.

Safe Grocery Shopping Practices

Hi friends, as we are all experiencing, there many areas of our lives right now that are being impacted by COVID-19. From practicing social distancing to doing our part to check in on family and neighbours through social media to being more mindful of the everyday practice of just washing our hands. 

On growing area of concern for some people is the act of buying and handling groceries during this pandemic. Watch the video created by a physician ... good information. Hopefully it will provide you with some ideas. 

Click here to watch the video.

Proper Hand Washing Practices

Friends, one of the ways you can protect yourself, your families and those around you is by regularly washing your hands. See the picture on the left for best practices.  Ideally, if you wash your hands for 20 sec each time you leave and return home and a few times between, you will help protect yourself and the ones you love. PT

CITC is Here to Help