COVID-19 Update

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads and affects everyday life throughout Extraordinary Church and the rest of the world, we want to let you know how EC is responding. This page will serve as the primary, most up-to-date place for you to get answers to commonly asked questions in this season. Please know we are committed to doing everything we can to create a safe environment for our church family and the surrounding community.

Is Extraordinary Church gathering at all of our locations this Sunday?

NO. EXTRAORDINARY CHURCH WILL NOT MEET AT OUR CAMPUS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

We are cancelling worship gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect the vulnerable in our community. We do not cancel worship experiences lightly. We believe that our God moves in power through the gathering of His people as they worship together and hear the preaching of His Word. However, we believe that in the short-term, this is the wisest and kindest path for our church.

While we are not gathering for community worship, we encourage you to set aside time to worship through song, prayer, and engaging God’s Word. To aid you, we will publish digital resources to lead you in worship through reflection, song, and preaching. They will be available and can be found on this page, the Extraordinary Church APP and YouTube. You can also see the section below for a list of resources and links.

 

 

Where can I access digital resources for the cancelled services?

While we believe that listening to or watching sermons online is not a substitute for God’s grace experienced in worshipping with the gathered church, we hope these resources serve you well in these unique circumstances.

We will host digital worship experiences every Sunday at 3 PM, Midweek Bible Connections every Wednesday at 7:30 PM, prayer journeys (the 2nd and 4th Fridays at 7:30 PM), various eGroup meetings, and will provide weekly resources for your kids, students, and eGroups.

You can access all digital worship resources by clicking the button below.

 

How will this affect other events and facilities of Extraordinary Church?

All previously scheduled events and meetings at the leased campus of EC have been cancelled in accordance with our landlord’s instructions and the provincial government’s orders and bans on large gatherings. We will continue monitoring the situation and will communicate any updates here and on our social media channels.

If you have a question about a specific gathering, please contact your ministry leader. Please refer to web.mississauga.ca/city-of-mississauga-news/covid-19/ if you have further questions about coronavirus (COVID-19) and steps the city has taken to slow the spread of the virus.

How can I continue to give to Extraordinary Church while we are not gathering for worship experiences?

Your giving continues to be an important act of worship. You can continue to faithfully give financially online, in the Extraordinary Church APP, or by mail so that the ministry of Extraordinary Church may continue to thrive even in the midst of difficult days.

You can give online via the Extraordinary Church APP or online. 

If you prefer to give by mail, you can send cheques to:

Post Office Box 12036, 4040 Creditview Road, Mississauga ON L5C 4E3

How should I respond spiritually to the coronavirus (COVID-19)?

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is yet one more reminder that we live in a fallen world. Ultimately, none of us is immune to this reality. But God has not left us alone. He came to heal the sick and set the captives free. He has conquered sin and death and is coming again with a new heaven and a new earth, where there will be no suffering, no sickness, and no death. Our God sits on His throne and because we have hope in Him we can have peace in even the most challenging circumstances.

While you’re trusting Jesus in this situation, here are some other ways you can respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19):

  • Pray for mercy and healing for the sick, strength and endurance for medical professionals, insight for researchers, and wisdom for city and government officials.
  • Look for opportunities to love and care for others with the love that Christ has shown to us.
  • Reject every instance of prejudice or racism. The church should be grieved with God by the rise in racist incidents and language against the Asian community as the world responds in sin to the origination of this virus in Asia. God desires people from every tongue, tribe, and nation to experience and know the love of Christ. So let us be people who fight injustice, the wickedness of racism, and prejudice in all circumstances, making sure to also examine and guard our own thoughts, words, and actions.
  • Even as we’re unable to gather as a full church body, stay connected to the church family through calls, texts, or other digital platforms. Continue to grow as a follower of Jesus by engaging with online content. Pray for and encourage one another without ceasing.