WE are excited to share
our plan for Reopening in September. Here it is.
Starting on Sunday, Sept
13, 2020, we are planning to have two identical 50 minute services,
one at 10 am in the gym, and the other at 11:10 am in the Sanctuary.
We will employ these different spaces to keep the possibility
of spreading germs to a minimum.
Each service will include:
announcements, a song, a time of celebration around the Lord's
Table, a song of transition, a 20 minute sermon and a closing
prayer. The content of the services will be
exactly the same, but based on the spaces we are using the service
in the sanctuary will have more of a full band feel.
We are also planning to stream the 11:10 service to post
online for those who cannot be here.
In terms of attendance,
both services will have capacities of 60 people, and each group will
be static in terms of no trading back and forth.
That means that, when you sign up for one of the services, we would
ask you (and your family) to attend that service for the foreseeable
future; unless of course there is some unforeseen circumstances.
The sign up for those services will be on a first come first
serve basis, and will start on Aug 16. You can sign up by contacting
the office via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or by phone at (519) 828-3076 and giving your choice of service
and how many will be in your group. We would also
ask that you let the office know if you are going to be away.
We are also planning to
restart our church prayer meeting in September, but for the time
being Sunday School and Nursery will not be provided.
We realize that this could
be perceived as dividing the church, but we want to remind you that
we are one church, united by the person and work of Jesus, brought
together as a family, and whether you are attending one of the
services or remaining at home for the time being, you belong and are
loved. We long for the day when we will all be
together again, but until that day, we need to stay connected in the
ways afforded to us, and remain open to opportunities to encourage
each other in the Lord.
If you have any questions
about this plan, or future plans, please do not hesitate to ask one
of the elders.