It is with a great deal of thought and discussion that the Kilbride United Church Board has decided to defer, to a later date, our scheduled March 15 potluck and Annual Meeting. In addition, we will be cancelling the March 15 and March 22 9:30 am services.

Health Canada has said that the public health risk associated with COVID-19 is low for the general population in Canada but as we have seen in other countries this could change rapidly. Limiting the number of social connections over the next two weeks is a good way of reducing the exposure to someone who may unknowingly pass on the virus.

The United Church of Canada has provided a statement on COVID-19. The virus comes with concern, fear, panic, and for us to be mindful of the need to change and adapt to information as it becomes available.

If there is a need in our community for help with groceries, essential household goods, a friendly check in or just a call to comfort, please email mtrenkler@cogeco.ca. The church and wider community will make sure the need is answered.

Maureen Trenkler on behalf of Kilbride United Church