After considering the reopening guidelines from the Ontario and Toronto Governments, the practice of other churches, the survey results from our church family, the pastors and vice-chairs of each ministry committee, the Elder Board resolved for the church building to remain closed for in person services for the month of July even though the government allows in person worship of up to 30% capacity. We will continue our preparation for reopening by:

a) Praying and Reflecting Together: While keeping physical distance, we will gather together in ministry teams to lift up the building and the body of Christ in prayer. We will also discern what we have learned and reflected during this time of physical distance before the Lord. How are we to move on as a church family with the New Normal?

b) Establishing Health and Safety Infrastructure: We will compile a set of health and safety guidelines for ministry teams to follow. Ministry teams will need to recruit volunteers, who may need to renew their commitments with new responsibilities to fulfill the guideline before reopening.

c) Live streaming Sunday Worship Services: There will be an ongoing need for some in our church family to join Sunday Worship Services virtually even after reopening. We will increase the capacity for Audio Visual equipment and volunteers during these 2 months of preparation.

Please join us in prayer and in renewing your commitment to serving your Jaffray church family as we prepare for reopening for in person services.

1. Guest Speaker
Thank you to Rev. Alan Goh for coming to preach God’s word to us today and for offering to speak at our retreat that was canceled. We hope to have an opportunity to have a retreat with him in the future.

2. Communion & Benediction
Right after announcements, we will be having communion together live over zoom. Please have your elements ready. And immediately following will be the benediction to close the service.

3. 2019 Annual Report, Pre-AGM, AGM
The e-version of Annual Report was sent in the same email with the bulletin on June 26
– The AGM minutes were posted on the church website and sent out in this email on June 26
– The Pre-AGM and AGM will be held in Zoom on the following days:
a. Pre-AGM will be on July 12th, 12:30pm-1:00pm
● Pre-AGM Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89620052164
Meeting ID: 896 2005 2164
Password: Please contact Pastor Ken via email or WhatsApp for the password
b. AGM will be on July 19, 12:30pm-1:00pm
● AGM Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89706236716
Meeting ID: 897 0623 6716
Password: Please contact Pastor Ken via email or WhatsApp for the password
These two links were on the bulletin and the email address as well
Note: To attend or to assign a Proxy to vote for you please register at:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc_4LSTrLYPyS5YmY-FHX05b8yTTPRa3p5Qq6BLdyiMfOkRWQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

3. Summer Missions Sharing
We will have 4 Sunday’s during July and August where people in our congregation will share how they are living as missionaries right here in our city. I believe this will be a time to be inspired and encouraged. Here are the dates:

July 12 – Holly & Caleb Chau
July 19 – Bonnie Wong
Aug 9 – David Wong
Aug 16 – Elder Vincent Ho

5. Trail Mix VBS
Trail Mix VBS will take place online this summer! Abigail Chinn, Jaimee Sit, Olivia Ting, and Samuel Prima will be leading our kids in a time of learning and fun.

6. Offering
Currently, there are two options to make weekly offerings:
i. E-transfer with on-line form detailing accompanying breakdown and account number to the church found at www.tjcac.org
ii. Post mailing cheque with accompanying breakdown and account number to the church.
Additional options are being explored and will be announced as they become available.