COVID Regulations -Updated March 2022

As we gather together in person, in the context of lessening restrictions effective March 11, 2022, the regional council strongly encourages these three points:

  • Ongoing use of masks for worship
  • Careful sharing of food / coffee / social time – having someone serve or individual portions is preferred
  • That Congregation members continue to be masked for singing.
  • It is best if choirs are also masked, but if choirs choose to be unmasked, please ensure that there is good distance between themselves and the congregation.

Church Opening for In-Person Worship


 
Church Service Protocols:

Up-Front
“Health” Filter
Stay home if you’re not feeling well. Fully vaccinated recommended
Arrival Hand-sanitizer available at the entrance.
MasksCongregants will be asked to wear masks.
We will have extras available
SingingMusic ministry team at the front (all fully vaccinated); wearing masks. They are allowed to sing without masks, provided that there are enough space between them and the congregation
Congregants can also sing (since they are masked).
CommunionSafely allowed
OfferingsWill be taken, though not in the conventional manner (passing of offering bags).
There will be a repository near the exit & available at the end of the service only (folks contribute as they leave the sanctuary). 
ContactMaintain safe distance, avoid handshaking & hugs (“elbow bumps”, etc. OK).
BulletinsPaper copies of the bulletin will not be provided.  If a bulletin is felt to be necessary, it will be displayed electronically (monitors at front of sanctuary).
VentilationVentilation will be optimized to the extent practicable (i.e. doors / windows left open on the upper level – sanctuary, back door, front door / narthex).
We will have a system in place to sanitize the sanctuary and have cleaned prior to gathering again. 
Post-Service Sanitation Careful sharing of food / coffee / social time – having someone serve or individual portions is preferred

If you have questions on our current program offerings, building utilization and status, please contact the church office.

So much joy, opening our doors again since March 2020!