Our church is cautiously re-opening on August 2!
Sunday worship does not look the same as it did before the COVID-19 shutdown, but God is not limited by the pandemic. We continue to worship in the hope and knowledge that God, who began a good work within us, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. (Philippians 1:6 – NLT)
With the prescribed social distancing of 2m (6 feet) between family groups, our church capacity is now about 36 people, depending on the size of the groups. This includes Pastor Ryan, the worship team, and the sound booth person. You will need to register in advance so we can keep track of who is there in case someone gets sick and we need to contact you.
- You can register for a single service, for a block of services, or to be put on a list of people who come every week.
- Registrations will be taken in first-come, first-served order.
- Those who come every week may be asked to stay home once in a while to accommodate people who come less regularly. Requests will be made on a rotating basis.
- If a Sunday service is already full and there is no one to give you a spot, you will be placed at the top of the list for the next service you wish to go to.
- You can register on the form on this page, or you can phone or email the office. Since the church secretary is working from home, you can also phone her there.
- You will be emailed or phoned to confirm your registration.
- If you are unable to attend a service you registered for, please let us know by Thursday of that week if possible so someone else can take your spot.
- Our online worship services and Sunday Zoom Connections Cafe will continue.
To register for a Sunday Worship Service, please fill out the form below. You will be emailed (or phoned if you prefer) to confirm your registration.
Here is what we are doing to conform to the provincial guidelines for worship services:
- Only the main (north) door will be used for entrances and exits. The south door will remain accessible from the inside only, in case of emergency.
- There will be lines on the sidewalk to help maintain the prescribed 2-metre distance between families outside the church.
- Someone will greet you at the door to spray your hands with sanitizer.
- Please bring a mask if you have one. We have a small number of masks available if you don’t have your own. Masks are required for singing.
- An usher will show you to your seat, and once you are seated, you will need to remain in your place except for emergencies.
- On Communion Sundays, you will be given a pre-packaged, disposable communion cup and wafer at the door.
- The cup contains grape juice preserved with potassium sorbate and a wafer made of bleached flour, water and salt. If you have dietary restrictions and cannot use these, please bring your own.
- Please take the cup and lids with you and put them in the garbage when you leave. Thank you!
- Depending on who is coming, there may be a worship team or we may use videos. You may sing if you are wearing a mask.
- There will be a drop-box at the door for donations.
- There is no children’s programming at this time, and we are not allowed to hand out clipboards or other activities. The children will have to remain with you in the pew, and you will have to provide activities for them to do.
- After the service, the pews will be emptied from front to back and there will be no visiting in the sanctuary. You may visit outside if you maintain the appropriate social distancing of 2 m between people in different households.
- All areas of the church except the sanctuary and the area around the front door will be blocked off.
- Volunteers will be needed:
- to greet people at the door, spray sanitizer on their hands, and hand out masks and communion elements as needed.
- to usher people to their seats.
- to sanitize the pews, door handles and so on after the service.
Pastor Ryan or a member of the Property Committee will meet with volunteers before the service to give instructions.
We will adapt to changes in guidelines as they come, and post updates on this page.
We know we are always safe in God’s love, and we want to keep everyone safe in body as well! Thank you to everyone for your flexibility and willingness to adapt and try new things during this unsettled time.