We know that the growing concern around COVID-19 has everyone feeling uneasy, especially as we face more changes to our daily routines and future plans. We wanted to reach out directly to say that Chalmers-Wesley is ready to help you.

We know that your main priorities are keeping your family safe, and ensuring that you have the essentials. Like everyone, we have been taking further precautions, such as enhanced cleaning in our sanctuary, offering hand sanitizers and facemasks (if you forget or lose yours) as you enter the church, and encouraging strong hygiene practices among our employees.

Here's a blessing for yourself and others:

May you anchor yourself to a peace that surpasses all understanding. May you choose to walk by faith with hopeful expectation. May you seize this opportunity to reflect on life, find rest for your soul, and experience peace when everything around you is screaming the opposite.

May you be confident in the One who is in control. May you have confidence that as you pass through these circumstances, He will be with you. May you believe that when these current events try to overwhelm you, you will not be taken out.

May you pray for a new perspective to see what He desires you to see. May you realize that as believers, we have work to do. To love well. To be there for your neighbour, encourage a sister or brother, show support for a family, and to advocate for a friend.

May you listen to the "nudges" of the Holy Spirit to show compassion, be kind and gentle to others and thus help one another. May you find hope, peace, and joy to help you through this storm.   Amen