In-person Services

The current situation in Manitoba has prompted the government to implement Code Orange restrictions in our region. As a church we wish to honor and respect the authorities and will be making a few minor changes to how we’ve been doing things for the past couple of months.
 

Registration

  • We ask that you pre-register by calling or emailing the office before Thursday at midnight each week.  If you would like to be placed on the 'regular list' of attendees, please let the office know.  

  • Regarding registration and seat assignments. The reasoning behind this is twofold.

    • First, registration is recommended for contract tracing in the event someone from our congregation were to be tested positive.

    • Second, Wendy can be strategic in seating people in the sanctuary to maximize the number of people per row while maintaining 6ft between family groups. She’s calculated that she can put an additional 50 people in the sanctuary by being careful where placing people. She does her best to put people in their “usual” spots.

    • If you have concerns over where you’ve been seated, please let her know and she’ll do her best to accommodate your preferences. This is not always possible and we ask for your grace and understanding when you are seated in an area other than your usual seat.

  • If you have not registered for the service in advance you are still welcome to attend but you will be seated in one of our overflow areas (Genesis Room or Fellowship Hall).

 

ENTRY AND EXIT

  • You may enter via either entrance.  There will be no dividers between fellowship hall or sanctuary.  Doors will open 15 minutes before the service (10:30) and we are asking that you sanitize your hands and proceed directly to your reserved seat, wearing a mask until seated. We will be starting the service promptly at 10:45. Also please try to keep your distance when entering and exiting the building.

 


Sunday Services

  • Masks are now required in public indoor spaces. Wear masks in the foyer until seated when entering and until outdoors when exiting. Wear masks when physical distancing is not possible. Masks will be available if you don't have one. Physical distancing and hand sanitizing requirements remain as before.

  • We encourage care when there is congregational singing. Consider wearing a mask, or sing softly.

  • We will be asking that you self screen with the provided screening assessment, and we recommend that those of you who would be most vulnerable to serious illness from the virus, consider staying home for a while longer.You should also know that your children will have to remain seated with you throughout the service, so please bear that in mind.

 


Coffee Hour 

  • Coffee hour will continue as usual. Coffee and snacks will be served. We request no more than 4 people per table. And please remember to physically distance while waiting to be served.

 


Sunday School

  • Children aged 5 and over will be asked to wear a mask when not seated or are not able to physically distance.

FOYER AND WASHROOMS

  • Both bathrooms are accessible for use.  We ask that visiting happens outside or in the sanctuary and not in the foyer.

OFFERING

  • There will be an offering box on the tables in the foyer if you wish to give in person. We encourage continued electronic giving if you are already doing so.

END OF SERVICE & FELLOWSHIP

  • When the service ends, please make sure to wear your mask as you leave the building using the door that you entered through. Please fellowship outside if you wish to chat with someone, or in the sanctuary with distancing in place to keep the foyer clear. 

 
May we exemplify Romans 12:8 “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” 

 

If you don’t feel comfortable adhering to these restrictions, we encourage you to wait until we are able to loosen them.