If you are interested, please join in a meditation at 11 a.m. on Sunday mornings from wherever you are.
For the Online Service for September 20th, please see the Inspired Writings page. (Also, please read Rev. Patricia Gunn's Message below.)
September 19, 2020
A Message from Rev. Patricia Gunn
Hello to Our Members and Supporters
We have missed being with you all in person during this difficult time of COVID-19, but you have not been forgotten. It has been a challenge for everyone.
We want to assure you that we will open again when it is safe to do so. We can't tell you when, but we are constantly monitoring what is happening.
Some churches are open already, but they mostly are those that have their own premises and can hold services with small, regulated groups. We have to pay rent each time we meet, and with such a small space, we can't have many people and be spaced safely. Also we would need many volunteers to make sure the regulations were followed.
These regulations include:
- Sanitizing both before and after the service
- Wearing a mask
- Pre-registration. You would have to let us know if you are coming and once the limit is met, the door would be closed to latecomers.
- Your contact information.
- No hugs, handshakes or touching of any kind
- No singing
- Only one person at a time in the washrooms, and you would each have to wipe the seat and handle of the toilet and wash your hands and wipe the taps or anything you handle after you are finished.
- No coffee or goodies before or after the service.
Right now, with the numbers of people who have COVID-19 going up daily, it would not be wise for us to hold services, especially as many of our members are seniors or are vulnerable due to health issues.
We have been posting a weekly written church service on Facebook and on our website since April.
If you are feeling the need to talk to someone, I am happy to connect with you.
(See the Contact Us page) We are keeping the healing book going so please let Janine or me know if you want healing sent to anyone. We can't do hands on healing because of COVID restrictions, but healing prayers are powerful and effective.
September is the start of our MEMBERSHIP year. If you would like to renew your membership or become a member you can pay the $20 annual membership fee by e-transfer. We have set up a church email account for payments of memberships and donations.
If you prefer, cheques can be mailed to: 5934 Deuchars Dr. Duncan, BC V9L 1L4.
Please provide details with your payments. Donations of $10 or more are eligible for tax receipts.
The church has on-going expenses, so we really appreciate your support.
We plan to hold our Annual General Meeting on Zoom (or etc.) on November 22 (details to follow). We may do some other things by Zoom, but are still working on that. If you are good with technology and would like to help, we could use some help with the website and Zoom!
In the meantime stay safe and well, and remember, we will open again when it is safe.
Rev. Patricia Gunn
Virtual Church services from May 3 to date are on the Inspired Writings page.
Spiritualism is a way of life. It combines philosophy, science and religion. Spiritualists agree on seven principles:
1. A Divine Intelligence recognized as God.
2. The unity of all life.
3. Divine guidance and inspiration available to every soul.
4. The continuous existence of every soul.
5. Personal responsibility for all thoughts, words and deeds.
6. All of our actions create our environment in this world and the next.
7. Eternal progress is open to every soul.
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Membership is optional. The cost is only $20 annually in September or any time. Lorna Walton is the membership secretary.
Our Church mediums offer private readings by appointment.
See the Contact Us page for names and contact information.
Your membership and donations help support the Church and those in need in the community. Tax receipts are issued for donations of $10 or more that are identified.
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Some people are sensitive to chemicals, so please use fragrances sparingly if at all.
The opinions expressed by visiting mediums are not necessarily the opinions of the Cowichan Spiritualist Church of Healing and Light.
The Board welcomes written suggestions and comments from Church members.
This page was updated September 20, 2020 at 9:49 p.m.