March 10th, 2020
Dear brothers & sisters, You may have already heard that the Ontario provincial government has ordered the closure of all non-essential businesses for COVID-19 pandemic measures and you probably noticed too that churches were not listed as 'essential'. As we know the purpose of this measure is to avoid all possible contact with anyone other than our immediate loved ones and keep our communities safe, we should follow our government and health authority's instructions to close down the church in order to show the love and hope of Christ through our testimonies.
Under the direction of Eastern Canadian District of C&MA, therefore, Markham Chinese Alliance Church is now closed with the following arrangements:
We don't gather to livestream a service in our church sanctuary until further notice; however, streaming online services is still ON every Sunday by going to http://www.mcac-cma.com/ and clicking the 'Sunday Online Service ' link in the respective service hour as we do pre-recording services instead: English Worship @ 9:15 am, Cantonese Worship @11:00 am & Mandarin Worship @ 1:00 pm
You are encouraged to take proactive action to care for each other as we are continuing to pray, to care, to support and to connect with brothers & sisters via online media in the midst of extraordinary times to experience the bond of love in Christ.
Offering can be continually mailed in cheques only to our church address (1 Chatelaine Drive, Markham, ON L3S 3S9). We are now accepting e-Transfer please forward your offering to firstname.lastname@example.org with your account number & funds allocation.
親愛的麥宣弟兄姊妹，相信你已經得悉安省政府立例關閉非必要業務的安排，這是為防止冠狀病毒 (COVID-19) 繼續蔓延的措施；並且你也可能知道教會並不列在必要業務的名單上。我們知道這防疫措施的提升目的，是要避免與摯愛家人以外的任何人士有非必要的接觸，以確保社區的安全。我們作為基督的教會，有必要遵守和配合政府的指引，好讓基督的愛與盼望藉教會見證表明出來。
我們暫停在教會內進行崇拜直播安排直至另行通告，但每主日的網上崇拜仍然維持, 我們會以預先錄影再放上網的形式進行。弟兄姊妹請於每主日在以下崇拜聚會時間到教會網址 http://www.mcac-cma.com/ 點擊 '網上主日崇拜' 按鈕參與崇拜聚會: 英語崇拜：上午9時15分 - 上午10時30分, 粵語崇拜：上午11時 - 中午12時30分, 國語崇拜：下午1時 - 下午2時30分
奉獻安排方面，弟兄姊妹可以仍然郵寄支票到教會地址 (1 Chatelaine Drive, Markham, ON L3S 3S9)。教會現在接受電子轉賬 e-Transfer，請將您的奉獻連同您的教會帳號和奉獻分配發至 email@example.com。