Happenings Bulletins


In response to the advisories, bans, and now, BC’s Restart Plan surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Resonance Church is continuing to monitor the pandemic situation closely and adapt accordingly. Until further notice, we are continuing to hold our Sunday worship services online. However, fellowship and LifeGroup meetings may choose to meet outdoors within public health guidance. Stay informed through our COVID-19 updates and emails as we eagerly start preparations for resuming in-person worship services, while continuing to monitor new developments from provincial health and government agencies.


Dear Resonance Community,

Mark your calendars!  The Resonance leadership team of elders, staff, and deacons is excited to announce, with joy and anticipation, that Resonance Church will be officially relaunching to meet in-person for Sunday Worship on Sunday, October 3, 2021!

That’s not all – we’ll be meeting at our new location: at the Trinity Western University - Richmond (Lansdowne) location. Not only will we be in a new facility, but we’ll also have a new worship service start time of 9:30 am. All this, of course, assumes that BC’s Restart Plan continues to move forward into Step 4 as planned.

We are working hard to prepare a safe and welcoming environment for you and your families to worship, including plans for a soft launch starting mid-September for our leadership and volunteers.

Stay tuned as we continue to share more updates in the coming weeks. In the meantime, please continue to join us for our Sunday Worship service online. We look forward to seeing you and your families (in-person!) at our relaunch!

The Resonance Leadership Team

JULY 21, 2021

Dear Resonance Community,

We want to update you on the reopening plans at Resonance Church, especially for those of you who might have missed the Town Hall meeting on July 18, 2021.

As you are aware, on July 1, 2021, British Columbia entered Step 3 of BC's Restart Plan. As we anticipate moving towards the final Step 4, earliest on September 7, 2021, we are thankful that the number of COVID-19 cases continues to trend downward as the number of British Columbians being fully vaccinated continues to rise. As a church, we are excited to start preparations for resuming in-person worship services, while continuing to monitor the pandemic situation closely.

For the rest of the summer, we will continue our Sunday worship services together online. For the fall, we are actively working towards having in-person Sunday worship services at Trinity Western University Lansdowne as we work out some of the logistics. This, of course, assumes that the pandemic in British Columbia continues to trend positively and that we can provide a safe environment to worship together in person. Meanwhile, some of our fellowships and LifeGroups have been meeting outdoors within public health guidance and will continue to do so.

Stay tuned for more detailed updates as we progress in our planning. We are hopeful and excited that we will be able to meet together face-to-face soon!

Peace and grace,

Pastor Sam

JUNE 16, 2021

As you’re likely aware, on May 25, the B.C. government announced a four-step restart plan to safely bring people back together. This is welcome news, as this plan allows us to look forward in our planning. Your most pressing question concerning Resonance Church at this time is likely, "What does this mean for us in terms of returning to in-person worship services?"

Our primary goal is to continue the ministry of Resonance Church, while ensuring the health and safety of our congregation by continuing to align our decisions with public health orders and guidance. For now, we will continue to conduct our worship services online. Fellowships and LifeGroups may choose to consider meeting outdoors in accordance with public health guidance. As further restrictions are expected to be lifted in July, you can expect more details at that time.

We thank God that COVID-19 cases are decreasing in our community and we count down to the day we can worship our Lord Jesus Christ together in-person ... soon!


Pastor Sam

OCTOBER 30, 2020

Hello Resonance Church family!

Can you believe it? It has been 33 Sundays since we've last met together in person for church! Though this is a trying time, we rest in the faithfulness of our Lord and Savior.

Our church's elders and staff continue to closely monitor the current COVID-19 pandemic situation and its implications on our ministry going forward.

With the latest numbers provided by our Provincial Health Officer indicating an upward trend in cases within our local community, we have made the obvious choice to continue suspending all in-person gatherings (including all Sunday services, LifeGroups, and fellowships) at least for the remainder of the year.

Again, thank you for your patience as we continue to find ways to connect with one another and serve our community in the name of Christ.

Grace and peace,

Pastor Sam


Hello Resonance Church family!

I can't believe that it's September already.  I trust you have experienced the faithfulness and hope of our Lord Jesus!  As we're getting ready for the fall, I would like to give you some updates concerning our plans as a church for in-person gatherings.

As mentioned in previous communications, our elders and staff team have been monitoring the current COVID-19 pandemic situation and reviewing public health recommendations on a regular basis.

After careful evaluation, prayer, and review of your feedback from our recent pulse check survey, we have made the decision to continue holding all church gatherings virtually until further notice (including all Sunday services, LifeGroups, and fellowships).  We will continue to monitor the situation closely to ensure the safety of every member of our church community when we do meet again in-person.  Thank you for your patience as we continue to find ways to connect, encourage, and pray for one another until such time.

If there are ways in which I can support you through prayer, do reach out to me.  I also welcome any hellos just to keep in touch.  Miss you all!

Grace and peace,

Pastor Sam

MAY 9, 2020

The B.C. government has announced BC’s Restart Plan  – a phased approach for reopening B.C. businesses.  At Resonance Church, we want to assure you that while we miss our in-person gatherings and services, we are committed to a safe and cautious approach that is aligned to the guidelines and phases of BC’s Restart Plan.  

 Based on the phases described, we are not anticipating resuming in-person gatherings any sooner than September.  We will continue to closely follow the progress and keep you informed.  In the meantime, we will continue to worship and fellowship online.  We are working towards a plan to restart our church’s in-person meetings that will demonstrate and ensure the safety of all Resonance members and guests.

MARCH 20, 2020

Further to our update last week, and in response to the rapidly changing news, advisories and bans around the growing spread of COVID-19 around the globe, Resonance Church is temporarily suspending our regular, face-to-face church gatherings including Sunday Services, LifeGroup and fellowship meetings until further notice. 

This also includes the cancellation of the Res Retreat this year.

 Instead, we’ll continue to provide alternative ways for us to worship together and stay connected: 

  • Tune in together this Sunday, March 22 for an online streaming of this week’s video sermon.  Join us at 10:15 a.m. to quiet down your spirit for worship, and the message will start at 10:30 a.m.  Pastor Sam will be preaching on the Parable of The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37).
  • You should have received today in your Inbox another edition of the ResKids Newsletter – ResKids: Church At Home (Vol 1), with uplifting words and excellent resources for you and your kids.
  • ResKids will be checking up on each other over a video conference call this Sunday, March 22 at 4:30 p.m.
  • Ignite and Crossroads fellowships are trying out their first virtual meetings tonight!
  • We encourage you to continue connecting with your LifeGroup online.
  • Online giving is available for those who wish to continue their giving.
  • Be sure to check out our website and e-bulletin for the latest updates and happenings, as we continue to closely monitor new developments and updates from provincial health and government bodies. 

We understand that this is a time of uncertainty and crisis in the world, and it’s so important that we draw near to God, especially now, to seek his wisdom, comfort and strength, and to rest in His protection and sovereign will.  Resonance Church wants to provide you the support you need.  If you would like us to pray for you, don’t hesitate to send us your prayer request.

MARCH 14, 2020

As you know, the ongoing response to COVID-19 has been quickly evolving.  In light of growing concerns around the spread of COVID-19, Resonance Church is temporarily suspending our church gatherings including Sunday Service on March 15 and 22, LifeGroup and fellowship meetings.  Although we are not meeting together, we encourage you to worship at home with your family with songs, prayers, devotions and listening to this week’s sermon.  We will reassess the situation around the outbreak as it continues to unfold.  Please know that your families will continue to be in our prayers as we navigate these circumstances together.

In the meantime, we’re providing alternative ways for you to grow closer to God and stay connected:

  • You can still tune in to this Sunday’s sermon and notes online.  Elder Matthew will be preaching on the Parable of The Talents (Mathew 25:14-30).
  • Look for a special edition of the ResKids newsletter from Kat early next week, where she has curated some resources for family devotions, which we encourage you to use.
  • We encourage you to continue connecting with your LifeGroup online.
  • Online giving is available for those who wish to continue their giving.
  • Be sure to check out our website and e-bulletin for updates and happenings. 

We will keep you informed through our website and emails as we continue to closely monitor new developments and updates from the provincial health authorities and Government of Canada.

While the uncertainty of this outbreak is creating anxiety in our world, we are reminded in Psalm 46 that “God is our refuge and strength, and our ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, let us not fear,” but with confidence and faith, pray for those who are affected by this illness and those who are working around the clock to minimize the impact of this virus.