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NEWS

Pastor’s Pen – November 18, 2020

Management Team – COVID-19 Response Eastminster to remain closed for the next four weeks. The Management Team at Eastminster met again on Sunday, 15th November, 2020.  They had a lengthy discussion on the sharply increasing incidence of the virus in Ontario and, to a lesser extent, in Belleville.  The ...

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From the Pastor’s Pen – September 9, 2020

As I write, the cooler weather suggests that summer days and warmth are ebbing away for the 2020 season.  Usually in the church, at this time of year, we are busy imagining what ministry will look like in the coming months and filling our calendars with a host of ...

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From the Pastor’s Pen – July 2, 2020

Greetings from my home office on a beautiful summer day. As you will know, the Ontario government surprised many church leaders earlier this month by giving permission for churches to open up with restrictions.  The permission granted seemed so disconnected from other COVID-19 guidelines that continued to urge isolation ...

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From the Pastor’s Pen – June 10, 2020

Permission vs Prudence: Eastminster to remain closed for the time being  Here we are some 13 weeks into the lockdown and I hope that you are all doing well.  With the Quinte Region about to enter Stage 2 of opening on Friday, we will find much more to do.  ...

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From the Pastor’s Pen – May 6, 2020

It is unbelievable that we have gone through seven weeks of shutdown now in Ontario as a result of COVID-19.  The long days and changes in social practice continue to be strange, but we seem to be getting by and can be thankful for the work of our governments ...

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From the Pastor’s Pen – March 25, 2020

From the Pastor’s Pen 25th March, 2020 We are now into the second week of the COVID-19 induced shut down. Many of you will be feeling the pace of the constant developments and added restrictions on work and movement.  Since I last wrote, various levels of government have imposed ...

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From the Pastor’s Pen – March 21, 2020

21 March, 2020 COVID-19 hits an Eastminster family. I have been given permission to share these words. It is frightening to see how this virus is spreading and how some folks don’t take it very seriously. To most folks it only seems to be happening to others, and not ...

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From the Pastor’s Pen – March 19, 2020

19th March, 2020 – “the building is closed but the church remains active,” Part 2 I am an immigrant.  My mother brought a young family to this country many moons ago and I was just old enough to somewhat appreciate how difficult the transition was.  The Canadian standard of ...

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From the Pastor’s Pen – March 18, 2020

18th March, 2020 – “the building is closed but the church remains active” The picture above was taken on a lovely, Spring, Sunday morning in May, 2018. The tree to the left came down a few months ago in a storm, a portent perhaps of things to come. The ...

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