Sunday Service Schedule

Abundant Life Pentecostal Assembly will be holding TWO services each Sunday for the next little while until further restrictions are lifted.

SUNDAY, JUNE 14th – We will be holding services at 9:30 am till 11:00 am, and second service at 11:15 am till 12:45 pm.

PLEASE contact Pastor Ken via text, email, or call to let him know which service you plan on attending. We will only be able to hold 50 people maximum per service including the ministry teams, so people who have responded will be guaranteed spots. The remaining will go to first come, first serve.

Thank you, and looking forward to seeing you all!

Sunday Worship & Message – June 7, 2020 – Christ Crucified

Please join us online after the message at 11:45am. An email with a link has been sent out, so to join the meeting, simply click on the link at 11:45am, or just before it, and allow access to your computer. If you did not receive the email, or are having problems, contact Pastor Ken.

NOTE that today is THE FINAL Online Fellowship Time following the watching of the worship and message.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE: Starting next Sunday, June 14, 2020 – We will be returning to regular church service in our building with safety protocols in place, and limited meeting size. An email will be sent out containing information about what that looks like, and service time(s), as well as posted here on our website. As the number of our congregation members has to be limited, we NEED you to respond to that email indicating your intent to attend, and if multiple services are needed, at what time you intend to attend.

We will film and record the morning church service for the first little while for those who choose to, or cannot, return right away. The video will be recorded in the morning, edited in the afternoon, and posted here on the webpage by Sunday evening.

Thank you and God bless! We are looking forward to seeing everyone back once again in person.

Sunday Worship & Message – May 31, 2020 – Serving Together

Please join us online after the message at 11:45am. An email with a link has been sent out, so to join the meeting, simply click on the link at 11:45am, or just before it, and allow access to your computer. If you did not receive the email, or are having problems, contact Pastor Ken.

ALPA Live Church Services Restart Strategy

The Church Leadership Board has devised a framework strategy for the reopening of Abundant Life Pentecostal Assembly (ALPA), to be adjusted as needed with input received in response to the following survey sent out to our congregation members.

We want to hear from you! Please fill out this survey and return it no later than Monday, June 1st, 2020. Send it to office@abundantlifepa.com or if printed out, drop off at the church office.

Framework Strategy

Three factors are considered;

  • Safety for all of our congregation; especially those at higher risk
  • Peace of Mind, knowing appropriate precautions have been implemented to encourage willingness to return to church
  • Respect and Love for our community and neighbours by showing respect for provincial and federal regulations.

Pre-Requisites to Reopening Live Church Services

  • Survey of Church Membership
  • A well-defined Plan of Action for reopening
  • Establishment of trained Pre and Post Service Cleaning Crews
  • Establishment of trained Usher/Greeter Team to direct traffic, inform, and assist

Plan of Action

For the time being, Church will look different;

  • Services will be recorded, and posted online for those who are not comfortable returning yet
  • Depending on response, we may have to temporarily go to two services instead of one
  • Offering will be put in a drop box, rather than offering bags passed around
  • Communion will be set out on tables rather than passed around
  • There will be no communal coffee, tea, or water placed out (bring your own from home)
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be set up in various locations
  • If you are sick in any way, for the sake of others, please do not come to church that day. Stay home and watch service when it comes available (likely later Sunday evening).
  • The only two communal point of contacts difficult to avoid are the front door entry (which will be held open to reduce contact), and the washroom. We would ask that everyone try to use their washroom at home before coming, but if you have to use church facilities, cleaning supplies and instructions will be provided in the washroom to wipe down what you use.
  • For the time being, kids will remain with their families instead of nursery or going downstairs. We have talked of initiating a quarterly, or monthly, ‘Family Service’ to involve our children more in our services, so we will be fast-tracking that to be incorporated during this time.
  • To maintain the required distancing regulations in our facility,
    • Numbers will be limited to 35 (to a maximum 50 people) depending on demographics (families can sit together).
    • Flow of traffic will be established
    • Tables will be set up to facilitate spacing, communion, and offer children a place to draw or colour.
    • Fellowship afterwards is encouraged to happen in the parking lot (weather permitting)

If survey is completed, and cleaning and greeting teams established and trained; Proposed start date for live services is June 14, 2020

  • If multiple services are required, times TBD
  • If we do not have the volunteers for cleaning and greeting, we cannot open

SURVEY Please email reply back, or print and fill out and return to church office, by Monday, June 1, 2020

Question 1 – When would you feel comfortable attending church again?

  1. As soon as possible (you are okay with proposed start date of June 14)
  2. Wait a little longer to see effects of back to work order and lifted restrictions
  3. Not until an approved vaccine is available

Question 2 – If we had need to go to two services, circle both your preference, and which of the two times would you attend?

  1. Sunday Mornings (9:45 am and 11:15 am)
  2. Sunday Morning and Evening (10:30 am and 6:00 pm)
  3. Saturday Evening (6:00 pm) and Sunday Morning (10:30 am)

Question 3 – If you have young kids;

  1. Would you be willing to keep them with you for the length of service?
  2. Or, would you wait to come until kids’ programs fully reopen?

Question 4 – Have you been watching our service online?

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Occasionally

Question 5 – Would you be willing to volunteer for a rotating schedule as;

  1. Pre and Post Service Cleaning Crew
  2. Pre and Post Service Greeter/Usher to direct, instruct, help

Question 6 – Please tell us any other comments or concerns

Sunday Worship & Message – May 24, 2020 – Eyes on Christ

Please join us online after the message at 11:45am. An email with a link has been sent out, so to join the meeting, simply click on the link at 11:45am, or just before it, and allow access to your computer. If you did not receive the email, or are having problems, contact Pastor Ken.

Sunday Worship & Message – May 17, 2020 – Walking with God

Thank you to our worship team who has been working hard and learning new skills to be used for the kingdom! You are awesome!

Please note that there will NOT be online fellowship today.

COVID-19 Update Regarding Church Services

Dr. Bonnie Henry spoke directly about the regulations governing the reopening of church services starting next week. She starts speaking about small gatherings at the 6:10 mark of this video, and specifically about faith gatherings at the 11:00 minute mark.

The Church Leadership Team is already in conversation about what this will mean for us, but before we can look at reopening church services, the following will have to be considered;

  1. We will measure out the sanctuary to see how many can fit realistically while maintaining the distancing rules. We would need to poll the church to see how many intend on attending. This may reveal the need to consider having two services, instead of one. As Dr. Bonnie shared, fifty people is the maximum, but may not be practical or wise considering the facility and the needs of the congregation.
  2. Volunteers would have to be in place to sanitize doors, washrooms, and other commonly used functions both before and after service. Without these volunteers, live church services will not happen.
  3. Anyone with sickness would need to remain home, and even asked to leave if they show up sick.
  4. Hand sanitizer would have to be available throughout the building.
  5. After service fellowship would have to maintain the distancing regulations, and possibly be better outside, weather permitting. This would mean no communal coffee (BYOC – Bring Your Own Coffee), or snacks for the time being.

Once the information needed is gathered, and volunteers and supplies obtained, we can look at a start date to return to live services soon.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding this post, please comment on this post, or contact Pastor Ken.

Mother’s Day 2020 Worship and Message – Four Layers of Honour – May 10

Please join us online after the message at 11:45am. An email with a link has been sent out, so to join the meeting, simply click on the link at 11:45am, or just before it, and allow access to your computer. If you did not receive the email, or are having problems, contact Pastor Ken.

Sunday Worship & Message – May 3, 2020 – Humility & Surrender

Please join us online after the message at 11:45am. An email with a link has been sent out, so to join the meeting, simply click on the link at 11:45am, or just before it, and allow access to your computer. If you did not receive the email, or are having problems, contact Pastor Ken.