COVID-19 update – November 2020

According to recent news, Canada and other parts of the world are now experiencing “the second wave” of COVID-19. There may be new restrictions in your area to stop the spread of the virus.

“Recalibrate” seems to be the buzz word this month to describe the way that churches and non-profit organizations are navigating the challenges of the pandemic.

Thank you for your support and prayers for WICC as we transition to online events and programs. Most of our team is currently working from home with full phone and email availability. Nancy, our Administrator, goes to the office each day but we are not open for visitors due to strict COVID-19 protocols to keep everyone safe.

Prayer is a key part of the WICC mission and culture. I really appreciate the Facebook Live prayer times with Rev. Shirley DeMerchant (WICC Facebook at 1 pm EST on the first and third Friday of each month for 15 minutes). Hopefully, you can join us. During her most recent prayer time (video available to watch at, Shirley talked about prayer during COVID-19 and offered a different perspective.

“May we who are merely inconvenienced, remember those whose lives are at stake.

May we who have no risk factors, remember those most vulnerable.

May we who have the luxury of working from home, remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.

May we who have the flexibility to care for children when their school is closed, remember those who have no options.

May we who have to cancel our trips, remember those who have no safe place to go.

May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market, remember those who have no margin at all.

May we who settle in for a quarantine at home, remember those who have no home at all.

As fear grips our country, let us choose love. At this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other, let us find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbours.”

Amen (Author unknown)

Report by Cath MacKeil, WICC Executive Director

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