CDN Re-opening LetterCôte des Neiges Presbyterian Church
3435 Côte Sainte Catherine Road
Montreal, QC H3T 1C7
June 21st, 2020
Dear members and friends,
It has been encouraging to hear the provincial health authorities talk about the gradual re-opening of places of worship. We are really looking forward to worshipping together again, but we want to proceed cautiously, respecting the guidelines to keep each one of you safe.
With masks on, and no congregational singing or fellowship around food, up to 50 people are permitted, but staying six feet apart in our small sanctuary limits us to far fewer people. The limited space around the entrance that quickly becomes congested and the very narrow staircase that leads downstairs bring added concerns. Our congregation also includes seniors, families with small children and individuals with health concerns that we do not want to expose to risks of contagion, so we need to proceed slowly and cautiously.
In the coming weeks, the elders and the board of managers will be preparing the building, including upgrading the audio and video system to feed the service to an overflow in the basement, and online. Dividing the congregation between the sanctuary and the basement and allowing those at higher risk to watch from home are wise precautions. We are also planning multiple smaller services that will welcome smaller groups.
Our hope is for a gradual, incremental re-opening in August to test the adjustments to the building and the services, and an official re-start on September 6th, after concerns of a second wave are past and coinciding with the reopening of schools as a natural return to our community life.
In the interim, we will continue to post the Sunday services online each week and maintain the Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study that you can join by Zoom on your computer, or by phone.
As always, if you have any questions, any concerns or any needs with which we can help, please do not hesitate to call or to email. Your prayers for safety are appreciated as we continue to care for individuals in need in our community, as is your ongoing financial support as we find ourselves reaching and helping more people than ever before.
He is Risen! – Easter Sunday updates from CDN
Brothers and sisters,
The dark long wait is over, it is Easter Sunday and He is risen … He is risen indeed!
In a little more than an hour, at 11am, our Easter Sunday presentation will be available on the Cote des Neiges Facebook page. Join us as we affirm our faith together, pray together and look to the Lord’s comfort in the words of Psalm 30. “Sorrow may tarry for the night, but joy comes in the morning.” (Please note that you don’t have to watch at 11am …it is recorded, not live, and it will be available to watch after that,… Read more
Dear members and friends of Côte des Neiges Presbyterian Church,
Like many of you, we have watched closely the latest developments over these last 48 hours and have in particular heard the requests to limit our group activities and points of contact. Taking these measures to limit the spread of the virus will be particularly important until the end of March. Read More
Palm Sunday today begins Holy Week, seven strange days of mixed emotions. On this day the crowds hailed Jesus with their “hosannas,” just warming their voices to cry out for His crucifixion less than a week later…Read more
If you are looking for a church that is solidly based on the Bible, proclaims Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord, and has a warm, loving, multi-ethnic fellowship, Cote des Neiges Presbyterian Church may be able to meet your needs.We hope you enjoy browsing our site, and would be happy to see you at one of our services.
We are an Evangelical, Reformed congregation of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, located in the Cote des Neiges area of Montreal, serving the entire island and beyond. Our concern is to worship God and bear witness to Jesus Christ in the inner city. Our people come from about 25 different ethnic groups and speak many languages (English, French, Tagalog, Twi, Arabic, German, Dutch, Tamil, etc). Members also come from a variety of denominational backgrounds.
The services aim at worshiping the Lord with simplicity, reverence and dignity, combining traditional and contemporary styles of praise and prayer. The sermons seek to expound the Word of God and show how it applies to our lives daily.
We adhere to the Westminster Confession of Faith, an outstanding statement of Reformed Faith.
Sunday Worship Services (11:00 a.m & 7:00 p.m)
Our choir, in preparation for the upcoming concert of the Montreal West Presbyterian Church! Come celebrate their 127th anniversary with us this Saturday, October 27th, at 5PM!
Posted by Cote des Neiges Presbyterian Church on Thursday, October 25, 2018