In light of the most recent Government guidance, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel activity at many of our regular community projects. However, we realise that in a time where things are uncertain and we need to be physically distant from each other, this is exactly the time where we need community, where we need to connect with people and find some hope, some chink of light in unsettling times.
So we’re not going away; we think that instead of social distancing we should be practising physical distancing – we’ll be staying in touch via social media, WhatsApp (including a new group sharing church-specific info – join by going to oasiswaterloo.org/community) and soon we’re going to launch some online initiatives offering a range of practical ways in which we can continue to stay in touch, keep healthy, and look after our wellbeing.
We’ll continue to run some essential services, supporting our school communities, and providing emergency food where it’s needed.
We’re also changing the way our church services will run; we won’t be physically meeting together on Sundays for a while, but we will be gathering together virtually on Facebook Live (facebook.com/oasiswaterloo) at 11am on Sundays for Oasis Church Waterloo’s Global Gathering! We’ll be offering time to breathe, space to reflect, maybe some poetry, music, and a short story of hope. Our Senior Minister, Steve Chalke, has made a short video explaining this – see below.
So, whether you’re a church regular or you’ve never darkened the door, whether you live in Waterloo (London, UK) or Waterloo (Ontario, Canada), whether you’re gay, straight, male, female, old, young… whoever you are, we’d love you to join us, at 11am this Sunday, and every Sunday until we return to business as usual.