Before signing up for an in-person service, please take the time to read through the details below.
While we are making every effort to minimize risk, we realize that we cannot remove risk entirely. Please note that if you choose to attend an in-person service, you do so at your own risk.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to the church office.
If you would like to print a handout of this week's sermon for your children to fill in the blanks and colour, you can do so by clicking here.
Please visit our 2021 Fall Ministry page for details on what our weekly programming will look like in the months ahead in light of the ongoing pandemic.
Our leadership team has been working closely with Waterloo's Public Health Department to ensure that we are taking the necessary steps and precautions to keep our congregants and community safe as we begin to reopen our church. While we have outlined the specifics of what we are planning to do below, we encourage you to read through the COVID-19 Guidance for Reopening Places of Worship document, as well.
At this time, we are legally required to limit our in-person gatherings to a subset of our church's capacity. If a service is full, we encourage you to join our live stream, and to sign up for a later service instead. Walk-ins will not be accepted; you must register in advance to attend.
Below is a summary of what you can expect as part of our in-person services. Please also take the time to read the COVID-19 Guidance for Reopening Places of Worship document.
Unfortunately, no. We are legally required to limit our attendance in order to maintain social distancing. If there is no space left for a particular service, we invite you to sign up for the next one, or to consider signing up for one of our Sunday evening services!
Yes. A by-law came into effect in Waterloo Region on July 13, 2020 that requires all attendees to wear a mask the entire time that you are in the church building. Children under the age of five, as well as those with a medical condition making them unable to safely wear a mask, are exempt from this requirement.
If you are taking drugs to suppress immunity for diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis
If you have any concerns about joining in person, we would encourage you to consult with your doctor.
Restrooms will be available, but we ask that they only be used in emergencies. If you do need to use the restroom, please ensure proper physical distancing within the bathroom facilities.
Based on the guidelines provided by Public Health, congregational singing is only permitted by those who are wearing a mask.
To limit touching of shared surfaces, the offering plate will not be passed around at this time. Instead, you may place your offering into the church office mail slot, or into an offering box that will be available in the foyer. We also continue to offer e-transfer as a giving method, as well as pre-authorized giving.
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