Is the COVID vaccine the mark of the beast?

Do you have questions about whether or not you should take the COVID-19 vaccine as a Christian? Concerned about social media posts that link the vaccine to the sign of the anti-Christ? To help you navigate these and other questions, we are sharing these short videos from a helpful website developed by several churches and Christian organizations, in partnership with the U.S. National Association of Evangelicals. 

While respecting that these are personal choices that no one can make for you, we encourage Cedar Grove members seeking Biblical guidance to use this resource in making their own informed and Scripture-based decisions about the vaccine and COVID.

The Bible vs. Science?

Common evangelical concerns addressed by Christian scientist and one of the world’s top experts on the COVID-19 vaccines, Dr. Francis Collins (8:42 mins.)

 

Ethics of rolling up your sleeve

Questions about the Biblical morality of taking the COVID vaccine, answered by Christian ethics expert Dr. Jim Denison (5:03 mins.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xMrCiTHu1E

 

Jesus and the vaccine

An evangelical pastor, Dr. Robert Jeffress, explains how the example of Jesus can help church members make decisions about the vaccines (6.52 mins.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZVALSc4ZA0

 

COVID, politics and the Bible

Bible teacher and former pastor Dr. Curtis Chang tackles issues such as whether the vaccine is a form of government control, how Christians should respond to COVID restrictions, and why taking the vaccine is a way to serve others (9:45 mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9Sq2gucR7o

 

Pro-life, pro-vaccine

Bible teacher and former pastor Dr. Curtis Chang looks into whether it’s Biblically consistent to be against abortion and still take the vaccine (12:58 mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBNptN9D9jU&t=1s

 

Discerning fake COVID information

Bible teacher and former pastor Dr. Curtis Chang explains how Christians can spot fake news about the vaccine. (8:07 mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toUkP-VE7R0&feature=emb_logo

 

Sign of the beast?

Bible teacher and former pastor Dr. Curtis Chang considers whether the vaccine is the mark of the beast described in the Book of Revelation (18:07)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CnFb62UIWY

Women's Bible Study
FAITH AND FIRE - Elijah
Starts May 1

REGISTER HERE for Saturday Mornings
Starting Saturday, May 1 at 9:00 am

REGISTER HERE for Tuesday Evenings
Starting Tuesday, May 4 at 7 pm

Every serious believer longs to summon up the kind of boldness and faith that can stand firm on Mount Carmel and pray down heaven into impossible situations. Yet few are willing to go through the process required to get them there. Strength of faith, character, and boldness can only be shaped in the hidden fires of silence, sameness, solitude, and adversity. Those who patiently wait on God in the darkness emerge with their holy loyalty cemented, their courage emblazoned, and their confident belief in Him set afire.

Join Priscilla Shirer on this 7-session journey through the life and times of the prophet Elijah to discover how the fire on Mount Carmel was forged in the valley of famine. And how the emboldened, fiery faith you desire is being fashioned by God in your life right now.

Cost is $20 for the workbook. After registering workbooks can be paid for and picked up at the Welcome Centre.

Questions? Email church@the-grove.net

REGISTER HERE for Saturday Mornings
Starting Saturday, May 1 at 9:00 am

REGISTER HERE for Tuesday Evenings
Starting Tuesday, May 4 at 7 pm

CONNECT WITH A PASTOR

This new initiative will make our pastors more available to you. Go ahead and sign up for a 30 minute connection time with a pastor at Cedar Grove ... time for questions, discussion, and prayer. Sometimes we just need time to talk!

30 MINUTE TIME SLOTS:

Tuesdays 2 - 4 pm  | Pastor Sam Tse  |  BOOK A TIME HERE
Wednesdays 3 - 5 pm  |  Pastor Kevin Cavanaugh  |  BOOK A TIME HERE
Sundays 3 - 4:30 pm  |  Pastor Michael Vuorensivu  | BOOK A TIME HERE



Cedar Grove Church is now an off-site Food Bank Depot for the residents in the Guilford/Whalley area, in partnership with the Surrey Food Bank. We are open to the community bi-weekly from 10 AM - 12 PM.

Anyone in this area that needs access to food bank services, please call: 604.581.5443 to register for an appointment. Any questions about this depot, please call and ask to speak with our Client Services Coordinator.

Covid safety measures will be in place.

#cedargrovechurch #biblebelieving #surreychurch


Income Tax Return Help - Here and Now

Questions?  
Please contact Robert Brown, Lead Volunteer at rnj2u@telus.net 

We can help individuals who have a modest income and a simple tax situation. Individuals helped through the program include:
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Newcomers and refugees
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Seniors
  • Youth and students
  • Homeless and housing insecure individuals
  • Individuals with a modest income
Modest income
To evaluate if an individual is eligible, use the following table as a guideline. However, you can increase the suggested total family income based on the local economic environment and the population you serve.

Please note that this chart is a suggestion only. If your resources are limited, you also have the ability to decrease the suggested family income amounts.

Remember: If you choose to modify the income thresholds for your organization, a note detailing any changes should be made when you post your clinic information on the canada.ca website.

Suggested income level

Family size                       Total family income is under…
1 person                                       $35,000
2 persons                                    $45,000
3 persons                                     $47,500
4 persons                                    $50,000
5 persons                                     $52,500
More than 5 persons                  $52,500 plus $2,500 for each additional person

Simple tax situation
Volunteers should not complete returns for individuals who:
  • are self-employed or have employment expenses *(see exception)
  • have business income and expenses
  • have rental income and expenses
  • have interest income over $1,000
  • have capital gains or losses
  • filed for bankruptcy in the tax year (or the year before, if that return has not yet been filed)
  • are completing a tax return for a deceased person
  • have foreign property (T1135)
*Exception:
  • Individuals who have a T4A slip, Statement of Pension, Retirement, Annuity, and Other Income, that shows self-employed or business in box 048 may be eligible to have their return completed through the CVITP if all of the following conditions are met:
  • the total income in box 048 is under $1,000
  • no expenses are claimed
  • the individual is not registered as a GST/HST registrant and is not required to be one
Questions?  
Please contact Robert Brown, Lead Volunteer at rnj2u@telus.net 

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This is a collaboration between participating community organizations and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).  Tax preparation clinics are  being organized as  a “virtual” clinics: Telephone or Video Conferencing and No in person or paper filing.

If you are interested in volunteering, please:

1. Go to canada.ca/taxes-volunteer to register as a CVITP volunteer
2. Go to canada.ca/efile to register for an EFILE number  
3. They will need to obtain a Criminal Record Check (which is free as a Volunteer)

For additional information about the program please refer to the following link www.canada.ca/cvitp-info-organization.



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