November Update: COVID-19

Update August 20, 2021

The church board voted to reopen in-person worship on September 4, 2021. Click here more for details. Please note that pre-registration is mandatory. Click here to register.

Update November 11, 2020

The church board voted to shut down in-person worship. Click here for more details.

Update November 9, 2020

Due to continuing COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions, the Willowdale Seventh-day Adventist Church and Church Office remain closed. However, our Virtual Church Office is opened from 9 am – 3 pm; Monday – Thursday. Phone and email messages will be monitored during these times.

Limited in-person attendance at our Saturday Worship Services is available on a registration-only basis. Our Saturday Worship Service will continue to be
live-streamed each week at 11:30 am.

Interactive programs available via Zoom include:
* Saturday Morning Sabbath School Bible Study Classes for children, youth, and adults
* Saturday GPS Bible Study ~ Monday Family Chat ~ Wednesday Prayer Meeting

Our Foodbank and the Helping Hands Community Store remain closed until further notice.
Our apologies for any inconvenience resulting from these closures

Update October 2, 2020

The church is planning to re-open on November 7, 2020.

Update June 26, 2020

The reopening survey is now available.

Update June 19, 2020

The Willowdale Seventh-day Adventist Church is working toward reopening the church. Find out more.

Update June 12, 2020

The Willowdale Seventh-day Adventist Church remains closed until further notice. Despite new government guidelines, the Ontario Conference is asking churches to stay closed. Our leaders are monitoring the situation and Willowdale is working on plans to reopen safely and protect our members and visitors. We will continue to publish updates on the website and recommend that you check it regularly.

Original Text: April 1st, 2020

In accordance with provincial protocols, we closed our church office and suspended our services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Virtual Office Hours are between 9 AM to 3 PM; Monday to Thursday. Please contact Janet, our efficient and energetic Secretary (416-636-2471 ext. 14 or [email protected]) if you have any questions or requests. She will be happy to help you.

Online Giving is the easiest way to give your tithes and offerings. However, you may also arrange a time to drop off your donation. Please contact Maria, our resourceful Treasurer (416-636-2471 ext. 15 or [email protected]). She will certainly guide you.

Our pastoral team is also here to support you and Pastor Godsoe is reachable at (416) 636-2471 ext. 10.

Sabbath Day

Saturday Morning Interactive Sabbath School Bible Study Classes are available via Zoom and we will live stream the Saturday Morning Worship Service (see home page). Please continue to check this website for the most up-to-date information.

Other Programs

Our Foodbank and the Helping Hands Community Store are closed until further notice.

ESL Classes have been canceled until further notice.

Thank you for your much-needed continued financial support.  The best and safest way to give is through the secure online donation service – AdventistGiving – which you can access from the “Online Giving” tab at the top right corner of this website.

Resources During Confinement

Finally, a couple of points to keep in mind during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Willowdale subscribes to the vast Christian video resource of RightNow Media.  If you haven’t yet signed up to get access, send your email address with a request for access to RightNow Media to the church office ([email protected]) so that an e-vite can be sent your way.
  • If you haven’t done so yet – get in the loop and sign up to join the Willowdale email newsletter.

As has often recently been said – these are unprecedented times.  But remember that there is nothing that has happened in all of this which has overwhelmed God.  His continued care for us is not panicked but confidently controlled.  Let’s keep our faith in him so that we can remain alert, careful, calm, and useful.  We apologize for the inconvenience these disruptions have caused, and thank you for your understanding.  May God bless you with His presence and peace,

Pastor Darren R. Godsoe,
Senior Pastor of the Willowdale Seventh-day Adventist Church


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