Parkview United Church has made the very difficult decision to postpone all gatherings and events until at least Sunday, April 5, 2020 due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Please continue to pray for those most vulnerable to this virus. The first case of this viral infection in this area is now at the Stratford General Hospital.
Parkview may be closed for services and multi-person events, but the church is still operating as follows:
Judy will be manning the church office Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm as normal.
Rev. Mary will be in her church office Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from noon to 4:00 pm. Mary will be doing pastoral care and keeping in touch with people by phone. If you would like to see her in person, feel free to call her and she will happily meet you for a one-on-one appointment. Please make sure you are healthy if you do come into the church.
We’ll be publishing something every day (seven days a week) on Facebook and by email newsletter for as long as Parkview is closed. We can also produce paper copies if anyone requests them. Please keep in touch with your fellow congregation members who may not have email or Facebook, as well.
As you may know, the decision to close the church temporarily was made in order to keep everyone safe. We also know that the church finances are a concern due to lack of offering income while the Sunday services are not running. If you have a chance, please feel free to bring offerings by the church on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays between 9:00 and 4:00 and give to Judy or Mary. If you are using an envelope, please use a sponge to stick the envelope shut (rather than licking it).
Thank you to everyone who is already donating via Pre-Authorized Remittance (PAR) from your bank account. If you wish to sign up for this PAR service, please ask Judy for a form. Also, donations can be made anytime on the Parkview Church website (with a credit card and email address). Every little bit will help in this trying time and thank you all for your generosity!!
Parkview United Church Office: 519-271-1609 or firstname.lastname@example.org (Judy Braby)
Rev. Mary Fletcher: 519-271-1609 (church)
226-584-0909 (cell #)
May we all stay healthy and safe in the weeks to come.