COVID-19 Response Status Update

COVID-19 Response Status Update

We are currently at LEVEL 3. (Crisis)

All church meetings are replaced with online meetings.

What is happening?

On 3/17, Ontario premier has issued “state of emergency”. It prohibits any meetings over 5 people.

What is our response?

Our church leadership teams have decided to set our response level to “Level 3”.

This means all on-site church meetings are cancelled and will be replaced with online meetings.

Here is our Plan

  1. Sunday service will stream live at 12:30pm. The link will be provided later.
  2. House Churches will meet online using video group chat (Google Meet). Your shepherds will send you a single-click link to participate.
    If the situation does not permit, feel free to have house church meeting with your own family members.

Let’s stay united

It may feel odd to participate in online service and house church meeting.
But I encourage everyone to dress just as you would on normal Sundays, and be ready to worship in spirit and in truth (John 4:23).
So, sing praise together, concentrate on the message and encourage one another online.
Early Christians did not compromise their worship and service even when their lives were threatened.
I am confident that The Seed members would show the same type of faith.

During these confusing times, I pray that you experience the peace that God provides. I am keeping all of you in prayer.

Pastor Caleb.

Three-Level Response Guide

LEVEL 1 (Watch)

  • Trigger: Confirmed cases of the virus in Toronto.
  • Responses
    • All church meetings run as normal.
    • Use hand-sanitizer upon entering the church building.
    • Avoid physical contact while greeting. (Replace it with fist-bump or nod)
    • Those who have a weak immune system, or show symptoms (fever or cough) are encouraged to worship at home.
    • Those who have travelled heavily affected countries are to self-quarantine themselves for 2 weeks.

LEVEL 2 (Warning)

  • Trigger: With increased confirmed cases, Government-issued warnings.
  • Responses
    • All church meetings (House Church, Life Bible Studies), except Sunday Service, are suspended for 3 weeks, until further notice.
    • Sunday Fellowship and Communion are cancelled.
    • Children and youth are asked to stay home.
    • Use hand-sanitizer upon entering the church building.
    • Avoid all physical contact while greeting.
    • Those who are elderly, have a weak immune system, or show symptoms (fever or cough) are encouraged to worship at home.
    • House Church meetings will happen online, using a video group chat platform. (Each house church will be provided with Online House Church Guide)
    • Those who travelled oversea (and their family members) are encouraged to self-quarantine themselves for 2 weeks.

LEVEL 3 (Crisis)

  • Trigger: Serious government issued warnings, confirmed cases among church members, building shut down.
  • Response
    • All church meetings will be suspended until further notice.
    • Sunday Service will happen “online”.
    • An online house church guide will be provided.

Prevention Guide

(Provided by the World Health Organization, WHO)

  1. Wash your hands frequently with Soap and Water.
  2. Maintain social distancing (at least 1 metre) between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
  3. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
  4. Practice respiratory hygiene (covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze).
  5. If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early.
  6. Stay informed and follow the advice given by your healthcare provider.