Announcement on the Return to Services
At the May meetings of the Grace Worship Committee and the Official Board, it was decided that:
– Grace will continue to provide Worship Services online until at least early September, with no plans for any services, (including weddings and memorials) or programs until that time.
-The church building will continue to be closed to small group meetings as well, with only the recording of the weekly service approved, which requires social distancing and sanitizing of the area after each session.
– In mid-August the Board will consider the policies of Local, Provincial and Federal Health Agencies as well as recommendations from the leadership of the United Church of Canada and determine if it is appropriate for Grace to open in September.
– If, at that time, there continue to be requirements for social distancing and other restrictions, it is unlikely that Grace will open our doors for worship and will continue providing services online. At that time, we will also assess if small groups can meet in the building.
-It is the priority of the Official Board of Grace to consider the safety and health of the members of the Congregation, all ages and vulnerabilities, before risking group worship, even with social distancing and other procedures that may be acceptable to some organizations. We hope that all will share the Board’s concern and will continue to view and participate in our Online Worship services and support Grace with whatever resources you have until COVID-19 is no longer a viable threat.
If you have questions, please contact the church office.