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COVID-19 Ministry Status

Walk Right In Ministries is actively monitoring the incidence of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in our region. We have been asked how COVID-19 is impacting our ministry and upcoming events such as our annual Jammin’ Pie Fest. We are closely following guidance from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding large gatherings, including CDC recommendations on preventing the spread of COVID-19. We’re asking hard questions about the near future of Jammin’ Pie Fest, our speaking ministry at live events and WRIM’s in-person consulting services.

We know that COVID-19 will be impacting the community for some time. We just don’t know to what extent. Our foremost concern is the health and safety of the families and individuals that we serve, our volunteers, the ministry team and the WRIM Board of Directors. Because of this, and with tremendous regret, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel Jammin Pie Fest for 2021.

In the meantime, Walk Right In Ministries continues to offer several virtual options including pastoral counselling, caregiver coaching and various community-building services. For example, we launched Real Talk Multiply, a new biblically-based discussion group on Zoom every Tuesday afternoon at 2 pm CDT. We enjoyed a virtual Community Meal in June. Lisa has also written several articles including some related to coping during the pandemic. These can be found at the WRIM blog and Key Ministry blog.

We understand that the decision to cancel Jammin’ Pie Fest is very disappointing to many and may seem to reflect extreme concern. We want to assure you that our hopes remain high about the future of such gatherings.

We expect to be back together on October 2nd, 2022 — stronger and more appreciative than ever.

Will you join us in asking God to use this pandemic experience for great good? We believe that He is already working in public awareness about the kind of isolation that many families impacted by disability and mental health challenges commonly face. The consequences, at times, are very grave. We are trusting God to use this season to grow compassion and creativity in how people do life together — especially as the church. We are believing that the world will emerge from this season with deeper appreciation for the value of community as well as with improved attitudes and tools for engaging together in ways that foster belonging for all.

We are praying for you too! Friends of this ministry — past, present and future — are precious to us. We hope you are well and ask that you reach out to us if there is any way we can be of help to you or someone you care about. Please fill out an Interest Form or contact us via email.

Grateful to walk in faith with you,
Your Walk Right In Ministries Team