As part of the Yellow Phase of New Brunswick’s Recovery Program, we have once again been given the privilege of meeting together in person as a church family.  As with everything in our world right now, it will not look the same as before Covid-19. 

In keeping with Public Health’s requirements of physical distancing we have set up the sanctuary with chairs 1 meter apart. Everyone attending the service must wear a face mask at all times.  There will continue to be a live-stream on Facebook of the service for all those who are unable to attend. 

Children’s Programs and Services

Junior Church will be offered at the service for children grades K-3. This children’s ministry takes place during the part of the service when the sermon is given.

There will also be a nursery available for infants and toddlers. The toys are divided and sanitized to guard as best we can against the spread of germs.

Sunday school for adults and children takes place from 10:00-10:45am.

Congregational Singing

We will worship together with a few songs during the service.  

As you enter the building

Please keep in mind that we have members of our congregation that fall into the vulnerable sector for Covid-19.  If you have a fever, a cough that is worsening, shortness of breath or have traveled outside the Atlantic bubble in the last 14 days we ask that you choose the Facebook live-stream option until these symptoms or the 14 day isolation period has passed. 

Upon arriving at the church, please read through the posted list of potential symptoms.  If you are uncertain as to whether or not you could pass on the virus, we would kindly ask you to choose the online option.

You will be asked to use the hand sanitizer provided upon entering and exiting the building.  To abide by government regulations, another greeter will collect your name and contact information upon entering the building.  In the unlikely event that someone who has attended a service has contracted Covid-19 this list would be provided to Public Health upon request for contact tracing purposes. This data is only kept for 1 month and then destroyed.

All persons who wish to participate in the sanctuary for worship must wear a face mask at all times. This is due to the fact the NB provinces mandatory order for public gatherings.

Please do not arrive until 15 minutes before the service. We ask that you depart from the building shortly after the service as well so that the cleaning crew can sanitize in an efficient manner.

Giving

E-transfers will continue to be accepted for offering. If this is not your preferred method there will be an offering plate placed inside the sanctuary door or offering can be placed through the slot by the office.  This will be sanitized between services.

Questions

While all these new procedures can seem overwhelming, please be assured that your Board of Directors and Board of Elders are doing everything we can to act in the church family’s best interests.  If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact any member of either of the two boards.