This may not mean YOU are ready to come back and that is just fine! You must be comfortable to do what is right for you personally.
We will be taking every precaution, requiring all entering to use hand sanitizer and asking you to come with a face mask that must be worn in the building. There will be no coffee hour or lingering inside the building. Seating will be marked for the proper spacing.
- THERE WILL BE NO SUNDAY SCHOOL YET-
But families/couples can sit together. There will be signs to keep things organized for everyone’s safety. I have been thinking this week about how things that have changed have become routine now. It reminds me of singing a new hymn at church. At first we all say, “I don’t like the new ones as much as the old ones” and before we know it the new one in a new favourite. It is natural for us to resist change, it is unknown and some would say, “better the devil you know than the devil you don’t know”! But honestly, I don’t think we need to be fearful of many of the changes. Remember when you first had to wear your seat belt? Now it is automatic! Remember the first meeting of the In-Laws? Now, well maybe that is a bad example! I think you get my point, change is hard but the uncomfortable feeling dissipates as we learn that the change doesn’t really hurt us.
Think about the things you would LIKE to change in this time of self-reflection and implement them slowly until you are comfortable with them.
Yes, Church is going to feel and look different but keep an open mind if you do return right away. Nothing is forever, but Jesus did teach us all about Life, Death and Resurrection so we could live without the fear that “THIS” END IS NOT “THE” END. Resurrection assures us new opportunities for new ways of being. Let’s focus on that for now because in a little while it will all change again!
Stay well, be safe and remember,
“You have not BEEN to church, you ARE the church!”
“We the people of Tecumseh United Church believe that we are called to be a circle of ministry that welcomes and includes all, honours the gifts of each, recognizes the need of all for forgiveness and grace, and nourishes all in the faith walk to which we are called. As such, we are committed to creating a community where all people are welcome to participate in every aspect of the life and ministry at TUC, regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, differing abilities, ethnic background or economic circumstance.”
An Affirming Church
333 Lacasse Blvd.
Minister: Rev. Robin Sherman
Organist & Music Director: Henry Boon
Secretary & Custodian: Heather Davidson
Office Hours :
*SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
(SUMMER HOURS COMING SOON!
10am-3pm Wed. & Thurs.)
Affirm United Ensemble is an organization of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities within The United Church of Canada. Affirm United works to promote the full inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in the church and in society.
The Affirming Ministries Program was launched by Affirm United and Friends of Affirm in the summer of 1992 (at that time, it was called “Affirming Congregations”). Each United Church organization that is an Affirming Ministry declares itself to be fully inclusive of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities—and they back up their words with action.
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