We will meet in the big hall of the community centre and the congregation will be facing the north wall in a semi-circle. We will enter by the main doors and exit by the south fire exit doors.
* People must enter the building one household at a time and remain socially distanced. * Coats must be kept on or hung on the person’s chair and not hung up in the coat room. * Chairs will be set up in group settings. * Individuals from the same extended household must be seated together and remain in place once they are seated. * Children must stay seated with their household for the entire service. * Parents are encouraged to bring quiet activities for their children as we cannot hand these out. * Everyone must wear a mask while singing regardless of social distancing. * One microphone will be assigned to one person (service leader and worship leaders) and not shared. * Coffee or food will not be served. It is permissible to bring one’s own coffee or food and utensils as long as it is not shared. * The exiting will be row by row starting from the back. * If there are any symptoms of sickness within your household please remain at home and participate on-line. * The service will be video taped and uploaded for Sunday evening to the website. * How we respond to this pandemic is a witness to our community and a matter of consideration and care for others.
Where can I park? There is diagonal parking in front of the village hall and parallel parking across the street. How do I find the right place? Enter through the main doors on the right, the Senior’s Center entrance. We gather in the senior’s room, which is located on the right side, just after the cloak room, and just before the ladies washroom. When do people actually get there? We recognize that visitors want to blend in and not stand out. During regular hours, people come at about 10:45 and have coffee in the hall foyer. In summer (July and August), people come at 9:55 and come right into the seniors room where we gather. Put on hold during covid How will I be welcomed? Besides with people having coffee in the foyer, we have someone handing out bulletins in the seniors room. We usually have a time of shaking hands during the first part of the service. For many this may be the only time they see each other during the week, so it is a time for catching up as well as welcoming visitors. Put on hold in covid What kinds of songs do you sing? We sing a variety of choruses and hymns using powerpoint and a projector. We have a few different people leading the singing time and they each have a different style. What rituals do you have that I may be unfamiliar with? Besides the shaking hands and welcoming each other time, there shouldn’t be surprises where people are getting up and speaking and you are lost as to what to do. Is the dress casual or more formal? Dress is casual, though a few men come in ties and ladies come in a variety of pants and dresses. How long is the service? Our service is usually an hour long. Who can take communion if it is served? We welcome all those who know Jesus as Savior to join us in communion, regardless of Christian background.Put on hold in covid Will I be expected to give money? We do have an offering to help with local costs and to support our denomination, missionaries and other ministries. There is no obligation to give. Offering bucket will be placed at the back door where you can give as you leave if wishing to do so What about kids? We want to include kids in our regular service, as much as possible. Starting this fall of 2017 we will be offering a children's church time during the message /sermon time. we also have clip baords that the kids can color and use during the service . Children's church will be put on hold until such a time as we can hold it safely