Join us for church online this weekend.

Due to COVID-19 and the recommendation of the Alberta government, we are canceling church at all of our physical locations. Join us online Saturday at 5:00pm and Sunday at 10:30AM and 5:00PM

Hi MyVictory family, 

I wanted to take a moment to further update you on our plans as a church through this unprecedented season surrounding COVID-19. Please read this email to learn about the changes that will be coming for each department.

As you have probably heard, the Alberta government has taken some extended measures to ensure the health and safety of our province. Schools have been closed and groups of over 50 people have been advised to cancel their events. Because of this, we will be taking all services and weekly gatherings online. This includes weekend services, MyVictory Kids, MyVictory Youth, and Connect Groups. 

We are excited to be able to connect through technology despite the circumstances! Here is how this will all look. 

Weekend Services

Our team is working on some amazingly creative ways to bring our weekly services to life online. You are not going to want to miss these experiences! Our service streams will be available on our Facebook page (fb.me/myvictory.ca) and our online platform (https://myvictory.online/) at the following times:

Saturdays at 5:00 pm
Sundays at 10:30 am and 5:00 pm

We encourage you to interact with us as the stream goes live! Hop into the comments and let us know your thoughts. Communicate with your friends and fellow church members as we watch church together. Let’s stay connected!

MyVictory Kids

Our family ministries team is hard at work putting together online resources and activities to help children and their families stay connected – not just at our weekend services but also during the week.  

We will be providing a link for an online kids experience with each of our weekend services that can be watched on a computer, tablet, or phone. Our website, family.myvictory.ca, is being thoroughly reworked to provide you with resources to keep the conversation going in your family during the week. We also plan to provide you with links to useful information to help you as a parent. 

Our cross-campus team is creating a weekly YouTube kids program that will include activities they can do at home while helping your family stay connected with our team. Each of our campuses has a MyVictory Families Facebook group in place. This is a great forum to discuss what is happening in your world with others and support each other as parents in this challenging time. As always, our team members will be here for any questions, comments, or prayer requests that you may have. 

MyVictory Youth

In this next season, MyVictory Youth will be meeting in groups online. Each youth attendee has been assigned to a youth leader and those leaders will be connecting weekly with their groups via Zoom or “House Party” which are both virtual hangouts providing not just a hub for relationship but for creativity and innovation as we navigate this next season of community.

Youth leaders will submit weekly reports in regard to the content and progress of their groups to ensure we remain on track with our invite and discipleship mission.

Church no longer has walls and we believe that in this era of technology, we will be able to reach and connect with even more youth and help them become everything they were destined to be.

Connect Groups

As everything transitions online, we are excited about how Connect Groups are going to be changing. Instead of meeting in person, we will now be hosting our groups through an app called Zoom. Zoom will allow us to still have the personal connection of meeting face-to-face, except now the conversations can be held in the comfort of your own home. Everything will become simpler and more streamlined.

Especially during this time when we are encouraged to isolate and separate, it’s extremely important to remain connected to each other. Connect Groups is how we do that.

To join a group, contact Carson via [email protected] and he’ll set you up! 

I’d like to encourage everyone to reach out and join a group during this season. As well, if you know of someone restricted by this virus, pass this information along so we can get them connected into a group.

MyCityCare

At this time, MyCityCare is working around the clock to connect with local officials and agencies to develop a response plan during this evolving crisis. We are working to find solutions to needs as they occur in our communities surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. As you know, the situation keeps evolving, and we are remaining flexible to resource and provide what each of our cities and communities need at this time. We have had to make the tough decision to suspend all programs that are non-essential until further notice for the safety and well being of all involved. 

As MyCityCare teams, we are preparing to help with our most essential services such as emergency hampers, food initiatives, and household supplies. We are meeting daily and having ongoing communication with local officials and agencies to strategize the best course forward. 

To partner with us, we welcome donations of non-perishable food items as well as monetary contributions through our website, https://myvictory.ca/mycitycare/. If you are healthy and able, we are also looking for volunteers. Please contact Carol at [email protected] if you would like to participate. 

Social Media

With the world rapidly changing around us, our need to connect is more important than ever. In light of this, we are changing our online community to help you engage with your church family better than ever. 

Over the next few days, you may notice that our campus pages will shift and merge into one MyVictory Church page. This is your go-to place for inspiration, message links, devotionals and resources. (Please note: You don’t need to have a Facebook account to access this page.) 

To stay connected within our campuses, we are creating campus-specific groups; a safe place to discuss the real issues we’re facing, ask for prayer requests, encourage one another, and share the awesome things God’s doing in our lives. Because we all have something to contribute, we’ve opened up posting to everyone in the group. We can’t wait to get to know you more! 

Here are some important links to keep an eye on as we begin the shift.

Church, let’s refrain from isolation and embrace participation. I urge you to join a virtual Connect Group, tune in to our weekend services, connect your kids to our show and website, and continue to be generous in this time of need. Our mission as a church is to connect people to the hope that is Jesus and that certainly doesn’t change with the circumstances of this virus. Now is our time to bring the hope!  

I love you all and am praying for you, your families, and your businesses. 

God bless, 

Pastor Kelly

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