For various legitimate reasons (weather, virus pandemics, etc.), a Sunday church gathering may cancel leaving the people of that congregation left without the encouragement, fellowship, and giftings of the local church that Sunday..
The key at these times is to not waste that Sunday. Rather, use it as you normal would to further your spiritual growth and be an encouragement to other believers. Be active that your spiritual life is being cared for.
To help in this, here are some suggestions on what to do when church is canceled:
- Do family devotion time with singing, prayer, and a Bible study.
- Listen to a past sermon from your pastor.
- Listen/watch an online sermon from a faithful preacher.
- Attend another faithful church physically or online who is still meeting.
- Write encouraging letters to various people in your church that you can send through text, email, or to put in the mail later than week. You could even do this as a “Sunday School” project with your kids.
- Make phone calls to various folks in your church to see how they are doing (esp. senior saints) and pray with them. If you know how to sing or play an instrument, call some folks and ask if they want to hear you play a song/hymn.
I am sure there are many more suggestions, but this should be a helpful start.