COVID-19 Update

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LAST UPDATED: JUNE 27, 2020 9:30PM EDT

Re-opening Plan

In response to the Ontario government's decision to allow churches to meet together at up to 30% capacity, we are moving ahead with a combination of partial-capacity in-person services, as well as our live online stream and radio broadcast. At this time, the building remains closed for all other purposes. To take part in an in-person service, registration is required.

Please be sure to read the full details of our reopening guidelines.

All Events Cancelled

At this time, except for our partial-capacity services (more information can be found here), the church closure is still ongoing until further notice. This means that all ministries, events, mid-week activities, and rental bookings at FBC Waterloo are cancelled and our in-person services require advance registration, in an effort to protect the most vulnerable in our congregation and community.

The church building itself remains closed until further notice and all pastors & staff will be working from home. If you need to contact the church during this time, please call the office at (519) 886-6530 and follow the instructions provided to contact Jenn Zehr, our office administrator during normal office hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm).

Our leadership team is keeping a close eye on the situation as it continues to develop, and will be meeting regularly to reassess the situation and decide how to proceed.

Sunday Morning Service Stream/Broadcast

We will continue to be providing a live video stream of our full morning service on our website and social media channels, as well as a live audio broadcast over the radio.

Planned Events

  • All planned events are cancelled/postponed. Please reach out to event coordinators for further details.

Ministries

  • Online Sunday School classes are available for all age groups on Sundays.
  • Our Ladies Ministry, College & Career, and APEX youth group are continuing to meet online each week, as well. Please reach out to your ministry coordinator or the church office for more information.

Weekly Giving/Offerings

  • Weekly giving/offerings can be done through e-transfer to our giving@fbcwaterloo.com address, or by mailing a cheque to the church at 306 Erb St W, Waterloo, ON N2L 1W3. For full details, visit the Give page.
  • If you have registered for one of our in-person services, there will also be an offering box in the church foyer.

Assistance Available for Seniors/Shut-Ins

Our Caring Committee is available for those who are at-risk, including our seniors and shut-ins, for assistance with things like getting groceries or running needed errands during this time. Please contact the church office if you need assistance.

Further Updates

We are taking communication seriously during this time, and will ensure that all updates to the situation are shared in a timely manner on our website, and across our social media channels.