Clocks and Coronavirus

By March 7, 2020 No Comments

Sometimes things just sneak up on us.

Like birthdays, tax time and work deadlines. Or like a snowstorm in March. We know they are coming but we are rarely ready for them.

Daylight Savings Time

Tomorrow is the dreaded daylight savings time.

Since 1971 Albertans have been “springing forward” around this time each year. Accidents will increase as sleep decreases. You may want to tuck in a bit early tonight!

So remember to set your clock ahead before you go to bed. If your mobile phone is your alarm it will do it for you…but beware, when you wake up you may be confused when your microwave and oven read an hour behind!

This is a public service announcement to ensure you make it to church for the 9:30 service on time, not at 10:30!


Also, I want to give you an update on the steps North Pointe is taking to provide a safe environment in the shadow of coronavirus. We take your health seriously and as a result, we have sanitizer stations at all three main entrances. We also have sanitizer in all of our classrooms and children’s areas.

We encourage people to wash their hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds after using the washroom and to avoid excessive touching. We have instructed our greeters to smile and wave (we want to be friendly!), and our hosts to avoid asking people to high five or shake hands with the person next to them.

Obviously, touch is an important part of human connection. We know the power of touch to bring comfort. We also want to keep our people safe. If you are experiencing symptoms of sickness, please consider watching the service on our live stream at our web page (www.np.church), or on our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/NorthPointeYEG/) or YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/NorthPointeCommunity) page.

If you are well, don’t let an hour less sleep, a snowstorm or fears keep you from gathering together. We are better together, and we need one another! 

I hope to see you at North Pointe tomorrow.

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