cANVAS uPDATES

9/9/20 UPDATE

Canvas Family,

It seems like it has been forever and a day since we were all together as the body of Christ. Since the middle of March, which seems like an eternity, we have created good habits as well as bad habits. I would like for this Sunday, 9/13,  as we move to Step 2, which opens our children's ministry and youth ministry, to be a "Back to Church" Sunday. I would ask all of you, as the body of Christ, to begin coming back and attending in person.

We have been evaluating every statistic that we could get our hands on, including the number trends in our state and county, as well as our school system. We feel very comfortable, with the numbers declining and the schools having great success, to re-open our children, youth, and worship. We will continue to maintain our safety policies and procedures that are currently in place to make it as safe of an environment as possible for you and your family.

What I just shared with you is our part, and now I am asking for you to do your part. First, and this won't surprise you, due to the fact I don't know how to "sugar coat" things- "get back in church!" Second, if you will please wear your mask coming in and going out, and continue to keep social distancing as much as possible. Third, temperatures will be taken in the children's ministry and youth ministry, so please comply with this safety policy.

As we encourage people to return to in person services, you will need to determine on your own based on your health status and age, if it is wise for you to return at this time. I am only asking those without underlying conditions to return in person.

I do want to take the opportunity to thank you very much for being committed with your tithes to the church. It truly is a blessing to all of us as we continue doing ministry throughout these uncertain times. Please remain faithful in your giving, as God commands us to.

The last thing I want to share with you, as we move to Step 2, is that this Sunday we begin our "Unshakeable Hope" series. This would be a great time for you to become a part of a D Group, if you are not already part of one. The majority of our D Groups have continued to meet throughout this pandemic, and were able to grow and participate in ministry. For those who are not involved in a D Group, they are missing these blessings. So, I encourage you to be a part of a group, continue to grow together, and be involved in ministry. It is truly a blessing, especially in these times. If you are not yet in a D Group, you can still purchase an "Unshakeable Hope" study guide on Amazon on your own.

As your Pastor, I am extremely thankful for a church that has stuck together, that has loved together, and that has served together. You really don't know how strong you are until you live in the valley. We have produced much fruit, and ministry has not stopped, and I personally want to thank each and every one of you for making that happen. I love you, and I am proud of you.

I have HOPE, as we start our "Unshakeable Hope" series this Sunday, that I will see YOU at Canvas at 9:30 or 11:00.

Stan Percival
Lead Pastor
Canvas Christian Church

8/19/20 UPDATE

Dear Canvas Family,

This Sunday, August 23rd, we will be moving to back to Step 1 of our Back to Church plan.

Please note that we have added a couple of extra precautions to ensure the safety of our Canvas Family. These precautions include MASKS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED and TEMPERATURE CHECKS AT THE DOOR.

We can't wait to welcome you all back to our Church for in person services again! God bless!

8/15/20 UPDATE 

Dear Canvas Family,

We wanted to inform you that we will be LIVE STREAMING our services ONLY again this Sunday, August 16th. There will be NO IN PERSON services. Please watch us live on Facebook, YouTube, our app or website at 9:30 or 11:00.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to put the health and safety of our Canvas Family first.

8/6/20 UPDATE

Dear Canvas Family,
Due to a rise in COVID-19 cases, we will be LIVE STREAMING our services ONLY this Sunday, August 9th. There will be NO IN PERSON services. Please watch us live on Facebook, YouTube, our app or website at 9:30 or 11:00.

7/27/20 UPDATE

Canvas Family,

We want to continue to update you on what our leadership is praying about and deciding to provide a safe environment for all of you to worship throughout this pandemic. 

As of now, we are following the Forsyth County School guidelines in policies and procedures. What does that mean? 

1- We plan to move to Step 2 of our Back to Church Plan on Sunday, August 16th, which will be the Sunday after the kids return to school. 
2- All ministries will be offering face to face as well as virtual options, so you can make the choice that you feel is best for your family. 
3- If the schools close for all students and teachers once again, we will evaluate going back to Step 1 or live stream only and will notify all of you. 
4- IF we have someone attend Canvas on a Sunday, and they test positive for COVID-19 the week following, people that were exposed will be notified, but will not need to quarantine or self isolate. They will be encouraged to monitor symptoms for 2 weeks, and if any Covid symptoms begin, they are to isolate at that point. This is following the essential business guidelines issued by the school. 
5- We will continue to disinfect and clean high touch areas on Sundays with our new cleaning team. Deep cleans will be performed if anyone that was in the building tests positive to ensure everything is disinfected. 

As always, we will keep you informed and updated as things evolve and change. If you have any questions, the staff and leadership are here to receive them. Thank you for your love, support, Patience, and understanding!

7/17/20 UPDATE

Canvas Family,
Due to the current rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in our area, and the Governor's decision to continue mandates in our state, we have decided to move back to Step 1 of our Back to Church Plan this Sunday, July 19th.
Thank you for loving, trusting, and praying for your leadership. We are so thankful for a church that has been so supportive throughout these trying times. Circumstances may change as we endure this, but God never does, and God is still good.
We love you. Stay safe. 
Canvas Christian Church Leadership and Staff