1160 West Georgia Street Vancouver, BC, V6E 3H7
News & Updates
Remembering 215 Children
As the news story of the tragedy of precious children was announced and as this dark history has unfolded, our hearts compel us to a place of prayer. Although Coastal Church had yet to be birthed during the time of residential schools, as representatives of the faith community in our province we choose to listen. Listen and pray. Pray for those in our congregation who have had unthinkable memories resurface and expand this concern into our weekly corporate prayer meeting for healing of emotional, physical and mental torment of children, which may have manifested into adulthood. May God’s all sufficient grace and love through Jesus Christ override such insufficient care by humanity in the past and pray safety, with compassion, into our future generations in Jesus Name. Amen.
In-Person Gatherings & Re-Open Strategy
COVID-19 News & Updates
We are excited to finally be able to meet in person again. We will be re-opening over the summer months through 4 gradual phases as we follow the guidelines and precautions set out by our provincial government.
Please refer to the timeline below for our 4 Phase re-open plan.
Coastal Church will continue our live online services as well as prepare our downtown site and campuses to be ready with proper safety procedures in place for our congregation. Locations for this weekend are mentioned below, with online pre-registrations necessary. Phase 2 includes more locations opening on June 20, 2021.
1. Downtown Vancouver – 205-1166 Alberni Street: Sunday 9:00am & 11:00am
2. Commercial Campus – 1645 N Grandview Hwy, Vancouver: Sunday 11:00am
3. Pitt Meadows Education Center – #102-105 12099 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows: Sunday 9:00am & 11:00am
4. Richmond Campus – 14211 Entertainment Blvd, Richmond: 9:00am & 11:00am
We encourage our Coastal Family to follow the guidelines and precautions set out by our provincial government and if you feel ill, we ask that you continue to join a service online as well as receive prayer on our website or with an online chat host during the service.
Also, if Life Groups choose to meet in person, we recommend outdoor meetings while complying with physical distancing guidelines including (but not limited to) hand sanitizing, using your own blankets, chairs in groups of 10 people unless otherwise stated.
Coastal Church App
The Bible tells us how important it is to gather together, and while we can’t meet at full capacity right now, we’re grateful to have Church Online every weekend. This is a great opportunity to invite others to church who may have never considered it before. There are no walls, no barriers and people can watch from the comfort of home. If you know someone who needs to hear the message of God’s love in a time of crisis, please share the links below. One invite could change their life forever!
Saturday @ 5:00 PM
Sunday @ 9:00 AM
Sunday @ 11:00 AM
You can head to live.coastalchurch.org to experience worship, the message, and the community of your church family through live chat and prayer.
This same LIVE stream is also broadcasting on Facebook and YouTube:
Coastal Church is committed to creating an environment that meets government recommendations for safety. To make that possible, our weekend services have been redesigned to accommodate new safety procedures and physical distancing. This includes significantly reduced capacity and adjusted service times.
At this time, all event organizers are ordered by BC Health Authorities to limit all public gatherings to less than 50 people.
If you would like to register or learn more, please visit: coastalchurch.org/attend
Try Alpha Online:
Joining Alpha has never been easier! You can get started by visiting our Alpha Page, and learn how to participate with other guests in a simulated live environment.
Each week will start with an Alpha video, which will be live-streamed for everyone with an option to participate in real-time chat with other viewers. Our Alpha hosts will also help viewers join breakout groups (via video chat) for discussion immediately after the video is finished.
Whether you’re meeting online or 6 feet apart, Life Groups are how we build community and lasting relationships. You’ll find it helps you engage with God’s Word and grow in spiritual maturity through discipleship.
In-Person groups gather face-to-face in homes, coffee shops, office buildings, parks and other local spots! Whether you’re looking for a Men’s, Women’s, Couples, Singles or Workplace group, there is one that is just right for you!
E-Life Groups allow you to have face-to-face communication with your small group, from any location in the world! All you need is a computer or mobile device to get started.
Get Started with Life Groups
Join or lead a small group
Our kids team is working on creating resources for parents to help during this season of self-isolation. This includes weekly videos from our Children’s Pastor as well as recommended resources hand-picked from our team! The best way to get updates is by downloading the Coastal Church app or by visiting the Coastal Kids webpage.
Our youth leaders want to stay connected during this time and send out some free resources to watch or download. Just like Coastal Kids, the best way to get updates is by downloading the Coastal Church app or by visiting the Coastal Youth webpage.
We’re excited to share church-wide access to an extensive, new video library called RightNow Media! It’s like the “Netflix of Video Bible Studies” and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want — on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home on your TV.
As a church, we’re looking for ways to help you develop and strengthen your faith during this time of crisis. We believe that RightNow Media will be a tool to serve you as you live out your faith at home, at work and in your neighborhood.
To get unlimited free access, simply click the link below, sign up for an account, and you’re all set to explore more than 20,000 videos. We pray that RightNow Media will be a blessing for you and your family!
RightNow Media Access
Stay Healthy & Informed
In a crisis like this, it’s common for misinformation to spread, and it can be difficult to figure out who and what to trust. Here are some reliable resources that can connect you with accurate and helpful info.
Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
Get the most recent updates from public health authorities at all levels of government across the country.
BC Centre for Disease Control
Find information about COVID-19, how to protect yourself, your family and your community and what to do if you suspect you have the virus.
Help reduce your risk of infection:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Using soap and water is the single most effective way of reducing the spread of infection.
- If a sink is not available, alcohol based hand rubs (ABHR) can be used to clean your hands as long as they are not visibly soiled. If they are visibly soiled, use a wipe and then ABHR to effectively clean them.
- Do not touch your face, eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue or the crease of your elbow when you sneeze or cough.
- Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
- Do not share food, drinks, utensils, etc.
- Handwashing poster