Easter 2021 Letter

Dear Members and Friends of Bayview United Church,

We are entering the second year of the pandemic and have all made sacrifices to care for ourselves, our loved ones, and our neighbours by staying home, wearing masks, and practicing social distancing. Recently vaccination clinics have opened and the supply of the vaccine is increasing each week. We are all looking forward to getting our shot and being able to safely resume gathering at church and with family and friends. In the meantime, we will continue to join virtual worship services from our homes online and by telephone.
You are invited to join with the Bayview United community of faith in our special Holy Week services to hear Rev Cindy Cooper’s messages of hope, love and the Good News of the resurrection.

March 28 – 11:00am – Palm Sunday, with Holy Communion. We invite you when you call in, to have a piece of bread or cracker and a beverage, and together we will share the Lord’s Supper.
Friday April 2 – 11:00am – Good Friday, to remember the last day of Jesus’ life.
Sunday April 4 – 11:00am – Easter Sunday, to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.

Our Lenten Offering this year will go to support the Rohingya Crisis in Cox’s Bazaar, through Save the Children. Since 2017, when violence escalated in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, more than 720,000 children and adults from the ethnic Rohingya minority have sought refuge in Bangladesh, fearing for their lives. Many are exhausted, sick and hungry. Save the Children is providing vital food, shelter, health, nutrition, hygiene and emotional care to the children. You are invited to send a donation to BUC anytime in Lent or at Easter. If you wish to make a donation, please specify “Lent, Save the Children” Thank you.
We are grateful for your ongoing support of our ministry at BUC. May you and your family feel the blessing of God’s love this Easter as we celebrate Christ is risen. Hallelujah!

Carol MacLean,
Chair of Council