Every need is a moment we can create opportunities for people to experience God in a life-changing way. At Canvas Church, we are responding to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis, by finding places to serve those who are vulnerable and need our help in our communities.
These are unprecedented times, which calls for us to respond in unprecedented ways. Canvas Church is committed to RELENTLESS COMPASSION to our communities.
No matter how frustrating, confusing, or scary this crisis gets, fear doesn’t have the final say. 1 John 4:18 says, “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.” Our hope is built on the perfect love of Jesus, so we’ve been called to share that love with the world. And that’s exactly what we’ll be doing in the weeks and months to come, as more and more people in our communities are in need.
One of the tangible ways we can continue to trust God in this uncertain season is through our giving. When you give to Canvas, your giving goes to help support our community through our local community partners. Here are three ways you can continue giving generously during this time:
– Online through our Canvas Church App or website.
– Text “CANVAS GIVE” to 51400
– Mail to: Canvas Church, 255 Summit Ridge Dr, Kalispell, MT 59901
CHURCH ONLINE GATHERING TIMES
9:00am | 10:30am | 11:50am | 7:00pm
We first want to say that we see you and we care about you! We have teams from Canvas Church that are mobilized to serve in a variety of areas. Our goal during this season is to serve you however you need. Click below for more info.
There are multiple ways you can serve people in our communities who are vulnerable. To become woven into the fabric of our communities is an amazing opportunity for people to experience God in a life changing way. Click below to learn how you can help.
We are teaming with various community partners and sending recources to them to help our community. They help with things such as: food distribution, clothing, and supplies. Click below for some of these resources.
Are you in need of something more?
– I need prayer.
– I need help with a grocery pickup. –When you order your groceries and pay for them online through a local grocery store, we can send drivers to pick up for you and deliver to your door.
– I need tech support. (Have someone walk you through getting connected to watch Canvas online, order groceries, etc.)
One of the most valuable gifts you can give is your time. We’re in need of volunteers for three important roles:
Chat on the phone with people who have been affected by the virus, give them encouragement, and learn what kind of supplies they need.
Community Partner Helpers
Work with community partners to prepare items for those in need.
Community Partner Drivers
Deliver to the doorsteps of individuals and families in the community that are unable to leave their home.
SERVE SERVE SERVE
Watch our conversations with leaders of the community, in which we discuss important health updates, as well as other news important to Flathead Valley.
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KIDS & YTH
Be sure to follow our KIDS and YTH social media pages to stay up to date with all the fun things they will be doing!
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING
PRAY PRAY PRAY
Prayer is a powerful tool that God has given us to seek peace, wisdom, and courage in the face of fear and confusion. Here are some ideas for prayers you can pray today and throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
PRAY AGAINST FEAR.
God, you spoke the universe into existence. You laid the earth’s foundation. Because of you, Lord, the sun rises and the sun sets each day. You are in control over all things. You are my comfort. I pray that your perfect peace, which is beyond understanding, overcomes all fear in this time of uncertainty. Jesus, there is power in your name, so I confidently declare victory over worry, doubt, and anxiety. I look to you and you alone as my source of hope. Amen.
“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” – Romans 15:13
PRAY FOR THE SICK AND VULNERABLE.
Mighty God, you are more powerful than any pandemic. There is no virus, no sickness, and no pain that you cannot overcome. You are our Healer and Protector. Jesus, we know through your Holy Spirit you have given sight to the blind, made the paralyzed walk, healed the sick, and resurrected the dead. You have conquered the grave. So Lord, it is with bold faith that I pray for miraculous healing and protection over all who have contracted COVID-19 and those who are most susceptible to infection. Father, even when it is difficult to make sense of the current circumstances our world faces, I will put my trust in you and praise your name. Amen.
“O Lord, if you heal me, I will be truly healed; if you save me, I will be truly saved. My praises are for you alone!” – Jeremiah 17:14
PRAY FOR THOSE WHO ARE SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS OR SEEKING GOD.
Heavenly Father, you work all things for good. You do not waste a single pain or sorrow. Your light outshines the darkness of disease. Lord, in times of trouble, people fall to their knees looking for answers. Empty and broken hearts are searching for you right now. Reveal yourself, Lord. I pray that your glory and your goodness would be put on display for the world to see in the midst of this global health crisis so that more people will come to know Jesus. Amen.
“For God, who said, ‘Let there be light in the darkness,’ has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ.” – 2 Corinthians 4:6
PRAY FOR PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS, GOVERNMENTS, AND HEALTHCARE WORKERS
Holy Spirit, you are the One who gives us strength and knowledge. Lord, you guide the hearts and the minds of your children. You uniquely position people according to the gifts and abilities you give them. I pray that you point public health officials to a vaccine for COVID-19, guide government officials locally and around the world as they make tough decisions, and help healthcare workers as they tend to the sick. God, I pray that those who are leading the charge against this pandemic would look to you for direction. Bless and protect them, Father. Amen.
Pray for people first. We can ask God to help them, protect them, give them wisdom, and pray on their behalf for decisions they need to make. Give thanks for the many people in our communities who are first responders, doctors, nurses, political leaders, teachers, administrators, and those who impact our community in every way. Pray for peace and joy to overcome them.
“And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him.” – I John 5:14
Pray that we’re driven by faith and not fear.
Pray for people who have been impacted by this virus around the world.
Pray for our missionary family and global partners.
Pray for the church to seize ministry opportunities.
Pray Romans 15:13, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”