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A few words about COVID-19
As much of the world—and Toronto, specifically—prepares for the possibility of outbreaks of the virus, the leadership of our congregation has begun to consider what steps our community can take to support everyone’s health and well-being.
Though the current risk in our city is very low, for the foreseeable future, when at First we encourage you to refrain from direct physical contact to the degree possible; that means we’ll endeavour to replace handshakes and hugs with bows and nods. And, of course, if you’re experiencing active symptoms that include a fever or cough, we ask that you participate in the service via our YouTube live-stream rather than attending Sunday service in person.
Should the situation eventually grow more severe in Toronto, we will consider other ways to support and sustain the life of our congregation while allowing for the social distancing that public health authorities may tell us is necessary to curb the spread of infections. In the meantime, let us wash our hands thoroughly and often—as a spiritual practice.
Read Shawn Newton's March 8, 2020 sermon Love in a Time of Covid-19.