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When you enter the meeting, you will be in a “Waiting Room” . You will be admitted to the service at approximately 10:20 a.m. This process is a recommended best practice by Zoom for public meetings.
COVID-19 Statement March 31.
Gale Presbyterian Church is watching closely as the situation develops regarding the COVID-19 virus pandemic. We will make all reasonable precautions to minimize risk of exposure to people who attend events in our facility.
On Monday, March 16 the Session at Gale Church agreed to “suspend all public gatherings, meetings and worship until at least March 31.” This will include Sunday worship, Tuesday Table, Messy Church, choir and bell practices and all meetings.
The local and global situation regarding the pandemic has not improved to the point that we can return to normal activities at the church. Gale Presbyterian Church remains closed for the foreseeable future.
Rev. Sinclair is available at all times for pastoral concerns. He can be contacted by phone at 519-998-5323.
The Gale Sanctuary is a spiritual focus and home for us. It is a serene and meaningful space. We will continue to conduct Sunday worship services online from our sanctuary.
The Region of Waterloo Public Health Services provides updates as well as other health safety practices and resources at:
Please check this space for updates to Gale’s preparations.
TUESDAY APRIL 7th, 2020, 7:00 p.m.
Join us for an online Lenten communion service via Zoom.
Here is a link to the liturgy for you to download.
WE WILL NOT MEET AT THE CHURCH BUILDING
To join by Zoom on your computer: click on this link (or copy and paste into your browser)
For the next few Sundays our services will be joined online.
Check out the link above for information on connecting with us to join this online worship.
In June of 2018 the General Assembly referred the document On the Question of Unity and Diversity to the church. It deals with the issue of inclusion of the LGBTQ community in the Presbyterian Church. The referral asked for a response from our Session by January 31st, 2019. Gale Session considered the document through the autumn, first by a small subcommittee and then Session as a whole through November to January. The process of arriving at a response was also addressed from the pulpit in sermons. Session considered one written response from a member received in January.
At a special meeting of Session our response was adopted and forwarded to the General Assembly for their consideration. Our response included three recommendations which were adopted by Session as follows:
Recommendation 1: That Gale Presbyterian Church, Elmira will welcome all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, to participate fully as members of our congregation including the right to be ordained to office and married in our church.
Recommendation 2: That we acknowledge not all members of the Presbyterian Church in Canada will be comfortable with such a decision and may decide to leave the denomination. If this happens, we will show those who choose to leave love and respect for their choice.
Recommendation 3: That this be the response of Gale Presbyterian Church to the General Assembly concerning the document “On the Question of Unity and Diversity.”
A special committee of the General Assembly will consider our response along with many others from Sessions, Presbyteries and Synods of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. The question of inclusion will be addressed by future General Assembly meetings and Gale will be kept informed of the progress of this issue.