In this strange new season, Emmanuel is committed to holding the tensions of wanting to reach out and help the people around us as well as the responsibility to maintain distance and limit contact as much as possible. We’re hopeful that we can be creative in the ways we gather digitally in a season of social distancing and find meaningful ways to live out our faith even when we can’t meet face to face. Below are some ways we’ll be working in each department to connect until we can gather together again:

Click on the tiles below for information on each area and new ways of connecting at EBC.

 

 

 

As we are not able to gather for our regular Sunday morning service, we will be providing a weekly service by audio and text.  The audio will be uploaded to this site every Sunday morning around 10:00 am. Please click here to access it. An email with a link to the audio and the text of the sermon will be sent out Sunday morning as well.  If you do not currently receive emails regarding our Sunday morning service and would like to, please contact the office by email at info@ebap.ca.

In the absence of our regular Sunday evening community gathering we’ve created the connection liturgies.  A weekly liturgy will be posted every Sunday at 1 pm and can be accessed by clicking here.

For further information, please contact Kari Elliott at 306-477-1234 ext. 133 or kari@ebap.ca.

 

How do I get in touch with someone if I need help?

Even though the church staff is working from home we still have access to email and voicemail at the church and we’ll be checking them often. If you need to speak with someone on staff, please reach out by email or phone and we’ll chat as soon as we’re able. You can find staff contacts by clicking here.

 

If you are in need of practical supports like food, toilet paper, etc., please contact Kari at 306-477-1234 ext. 133 or kari@ebap.ca.

 

If you’re in need of some suggestions of mental health supports we’d encourage you to check out some of these options. And if you just need to talk with someone, we’d encourage you to reach out to a staff member you feel comfortable talking with.

 

How can I help in a more practical way than just staying home?

Staying home is not nothing! But if you’re looking for something practical to do with your time and resources, we could really use some freezer meals to send to households that are quarantined and to those who are still going through major life events with fewer family supports around than usual. Please seal and label any meals you make so that we can match them with dietary needs. Please contact Kari to arrange for deliveries as the church is closed.

 

Otherwise, we encourage you to check in with your neighbours by phone or email and organize multi-family grocery shopping to minimize the need for people to be in shops as much as possible. If you know of needs in your community, feel free to contact Kari to see if the church has the ability to help.

 

You can also check in with our community partners like The Bridge, Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre, and the Friendship Inn who are all posting their current needs for donations online. Please be sure to follow their protocols to limit contact and keep everyone safe and healthy.

 

Should I keep dropping my donations off for the Food Pantry?

If you feel comfortable tacking your regular item donation on to your own grocery shopping, we’d love to continue receiving donations as you’re able. To limit contact during drop off, we’re currently limiting drop offs to Wednesdays from 3pm-4pm. Please let Kari know if you’re planning to drop off so we can make sure someone is there to let you in.

 

All donations will be placed in isolated bins for a week long quarantine before they’re handed out to ensure that we minimize any transfer risk to the people we’re trying to help.

I would love to visit with your children while they are at home!  I am available to chat in the afternoons from 12pm – 5pm.  Email me (beverly@ebap.ca) or use my cell (306.713.3990) and let’s set it up.  Also, look for a weekly email with encouragement and resources if your child is registered at EBC.  If you would like to be included, and are not receiving them, please let me know.  

Ebap Youth has moved to an online format for the time being! We will continue to connect on Tuesday nights from 7-9 PM using Zoom. If you or your teen is not currently connected to this new online format, and would like to be, please contact me to be added to the group.

 

You can reach me at rachel@ebap.ca or by leaving a voicemail at (306) 477-1234. Ext. 132. Please include you and your teen’s email addresses, and let me know if you, as a parent, would like to be included in the parent emails. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook under Ebap Youth, where I’ll be posting weekly updates about our happenings at youth!

 

Rachel Bueckert – Director of Youth Ministries

rachel@ebap.ca

Instagram/Facebook: EbapYouth

Official C&C programming is wrapped up for the school year, but we’ll gather occasionally over the coming weeks via Zoom. For details, please email Kari at kari@ebap.ca.

EBC Senior Adult Ministries are considering new ways of connecting with older adults in our communities.  If you have some creative ideas, I sure would be interested in hearing them. Connecting especially with those who are shut-in, which is a large portion of the older community, is extremely important during this season of COVID-19.  

I have started to write on Emmanuel’s Senior Journal again, to help keep us connected and share interesting thoughts and ideas on how to stay healthy during this season.  My goal is to post two to three times a week, check out the blog at: https://emmanuelsenior.blogspot.com/  

If you have pastoral needs or simply would like to connect, I would enjoy having a conversation.   

Email: robin@ebap.ca

Cell: 306-281-5205

Blessings, 

Robin Sloboda – Pastor for Senior Adult Ministries

 

Smalls groups have entered a new space for meeting together.  The online platform ZOOM has allowed our community to continue to meet together virtually.  Most of our groups are starting to wrap-up the ministry year. However, if you are interested in starting a small group during this season to connect with others, I would love to hear your thoughts.  Please connect with me. 

Robin Sloboda:  Pastor for Adult Discipleship

Email: robin@ebap.ca

Cell: 306-281-5205

I have been thinking, wouldn’t it be great if women from EBC gathered online?  So women of all ages, if you would like to be with others, please join me on Thursday afternoons from 1 pm – 2 pm on the ZOOM platform, starting April 9th.  Bring your favourite beverage, encouraging thoughts to share or even a concern.  
 
Starting on Tuesday April 21 until May the 26, Robin will be hosting a Women’s Zoom Bible Study
from 7pm to 8:30pm. We will be working through a study on the topic of home and belonging. The
study, Keeping Place, is by Jen Pollock Michel and is on RightNow Media. If you are interested in being
part of an online bible study for six weeks, please connect with Robin for more information.
 
 
 

If you are interested in either of these opportunities to connect with other women, I look forward to hearing from you.

Robin Sloboda:  Pastor for Adult Discipleship

Email: robin@ebap.ca

Cell: 306-281-5205

Please join us for Daily Prayer, Monday-Friday, 7:15-7:45am, 12:15-12:45pm, 9:15-9:45pm. Pray on your own or with others via zoom for our local and global neighbours.

 

For directions to participate, please contact Brendon.

 
Trouble connecting? Call Brendon, 1-306-341-0195.

During these challenging times, Brendon will be regular updates which can be accessed by clicking here. If you would prefer to receive them by email, please email info@ebap.ca and we will add you to the list.
 

We want to continue encouraging one another and celebrating our stories of grace. To join in the conversation (which has moved online), click here.