This COVID-19 crisis is difficult in so many ways, and it’s at times like this that God wants us to be certain of how much he loves us. That’s why we as a church family want to meaningfully express God’s love to those who are in need at this time. Though we may need to distance ourselves from each other, we want to find ways to support and care for each other – especially those who are vulnerable.
Some are scared. Some are confused. But we don’t want anyone who is struggling to feel alone at this time. The Bible says, “Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another” (1 John 4:11). God loves you, and we as a church want to make sure you know that as we seek to express God’s love in practical ways.
If you need help, please click the button that appears below on the left. Simply complete the form provided to let us know how we can serve you, and how we can contact you.
If you are a member of Gateway Church and want to help, please click the button that appears below on the right, and let us know how you can help. Though we appreciate all those who want to help, please do not offer if you are feeling unwell in any way. Please see the Manitoba Health guidelines that appear below at the bottom of this page.
Please note that all volunteers need to follow Manitoba Health guidelines for protecting themselves and others from COVID-19, including the following:
- Do NOT volunteer if you are showing any symptoms such as fever, sore throat, persistent coughing, sneezing, runny nose, headaches, nausea, or difficulty breathing. Transmission of COVID-19 occurs most commonly through close contact with an infected person who is coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid close contact with others – keep two metres or six feet apart, and do not touch others as you greet them (no handshakes, etc.).
- Wash your hands thoroughly, or use an alcohol-based hand cleanser if soap and water is not readily available, as you arrive and depart from each place you go.
- MB Health says: People are encouraged to take common prevention measures, including regular handwashing with soap and warm water for at least 15 seconds. Make sure to dry your hands thoroughly. You can also use an alcohol-based hand cleanser if your hands are not visibly dirty.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, or you can cough or sneeze into your sleeve. Throw used tissues in the garbage and immediately wash your hands, or use an alcohol-based hand cleanser.
- If possible and if practical for the job you’re helping with, wear gloves while touching things that others have touched or will touch.
- Avoid touching your face.
- If you are healthy, it is not clear that there is any significant benefit to wearing masks to prevent COVID-19 in the community setting, except that masks do prevent you from touching your face.
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