After?two weeks in defiance of?Ontario’s emergency orders, a?church in Aylmer, Ont., said it’s?extending an “olive branch” Sunday and kept its service to a drive-in format instead of allowing parishioners to gather indoors.
About 50 vehicles attended the?Church of God’s Sunday service, honking their horns as the church leader?affirmed their freedom to gather for religious purposes and called the restriction of solely allowing drive-in services “unconstitutionalThe Hospital for Sick Children is preparing to accept up to 50 pediatric in-patients from most Greater Toronto hospitals — some from as far away as Newmarket and Oshawa — to make space fo.” At one point during the service, several people stepped out of their vehicles?briefly, but never entered?the church itself.?
“This?drive-in?service this morning is a gesture of conciliation, not an act of consent,” said Pastor Henry Hildebrandts changed durin, who lead?the service from an outdoor stage.?“This service is an olive branch. It is not consent.”
“So according to the law in Canada, in Ontario, I welcome you, everyone that’s on this parking lot, to act like you are at Costco or Walmart. So we will not gatheropened (or i. We will not form a gathering, but you are not a prisoner to your car.”
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