Norwood Wesleyan Church in Edmonton is closed for the duration of the COVID-19 lockdown, but the members have chosen to send a message to the community in the meantime. In fact, they sent several messages and put them on the main doors.
The first thing I noticed was that there were several coloured paper hearts all around the door. They drew my attention in and then I started to read some of the many notices and tidings.
Among the formal notices about the closure there were: an email address to enable people in need to reach the pastor; invitations to check out the church’s Youtube and Facebook pages; and a suggestion to join an online Bible study.
I particularly enjoyed some of the pithy one-liners that also filled out space on the door-turned-notice-board.
- Acting perfect in church is like dressing up for an x-ray.
- Be the kind of person your pet thinks you are.
- Don’t give up! Even Moses was a basket case.
Even the front steps joined the effort to connect with people through chalk messages:
- Apart, but not alone
- God loves you
I appreciated the thought that a closed door could provide a start to an open communication.
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