Please read below a message from our council:
Please ensure you read and understand the protocols prior to attending church. It will be important to sign in each Sunday for purposes of contact tracing, and for that reason, we will be using the NORTH (rear) entrance of the sanctuary for entering and exiting. There will be a table set up to sign in and sanitizer is available. The second door to the sanctuary will remain closed. Remember to always physically distance, and keep moving into the sanctuary so that others behind you can enter as well.
The areas that are closed for seating have been roped off and marked with signage.
We look forward to being able to worship together again.
Capacity is limited to 30% (approx. 50 participants). Seating areas will be “roped off” to encourage physical distancing.
If you are not feeling well for any reason, please stay home.
All persons must maintain a distance of 2 metres from one another unless they are from the same household – maintain appropriate physical distance as you approach the building, as you enter, and while in the lobby. Keep moving into the sanctuary so that others can enter behind you.
Please use hand sanitizer when entering the building.
Please sign in at the table at the north entrance. By attending worship and signing in, you are confirming that:
- You are not experiencing any signs of Covid-19: cough, fever, shortness of breath, sore throat or difficulty swallowing, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, runny nose, or nasal congestion.
- You have not travelled internationally within the last 14 days.
- You have not had close contact with a confirmed or probable Covid-19 case within the last 14 days.
- You have not had close contact with a person with acute respiratory illness who has been outside Canada in the last 14 days.
Masks or face coverings are required to be worn. (Exceptions include people who cannot wear a mask for medical reasons, and children under the age of five). We encourage the use of washable, reusable masks or face coverings. A limited number of disposable masks will be available.
Practice good respiratory etiquette – cover mouth and nose with elbow when coughing or sneezing or use a tissue and discard in a waste bin; wash or sanitize hands after.
There will be no singing during the services. The use of wind instruments is prohibited. When using instrumental music (piano, organ, guitar), if more than one is being played, ensure physical distancing, unless players are from the same household. Do not share microphones.
Communion services will be suspended for the time being.
Children should remain with their parents; all children’s activities are suspended.
Avoid any physical contact; greet each other with a smile, bow, or wave.
If you must use the bathroom, please use hand sanitizer before entering. Only one person will be permitted in each bathroom at a time. After you wash your hands please use the hand sanitizer before entering the sanctuary.
Do not share items. All hymnals, Bibles and song books will be removed from the pews. Printed material or a projection will be available. You are welcome to bring your own Bible. Please bring your bulletin home with you.
Offering plates will not be passed around during the service; offerings can be left in the offering box on your way out of the sanctuary.
Congregation will exit the sanctuary row by row, starting at the back of the sanctuary when indicated by the Usher or Pastor, and exit by the north door only.
All social gatherings are suspended, including those that occur before or after the service. No coffee will be available after the service.
There will be no use of the Fellowship Hall, kitchen, or other meeting rooms.
Mailboxes will not be used at this time.
Maranatha CRC Council
We are currently searching for a new pastor, but we have regular worship services every Sunday morning.
You are welcome to join us for our worship and fellowship.
Nursery for young children
4561 Langstaff Rd.
Our church building is handicap accessible.
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