We will be hosting in person worship services on Sunday mornings starting @ 10am 

An online edition will be available as soon as it can be recorded and uploaded. Alternatively, you can access the service in real time via your phone by calling in to the regular church service number. We are continuing to monitor and may adjust the process and protocols moving forward. 

At arrival: 

  1. Please park your vehicle and then exit and move to the building as a household.  Kindly refrain from dropping off your family members at the church entrance while you park. 

  1. Enter through the sanctuary doors (which will be propped open), being mindful to respectfully social distance (6 feet between households) as you queue up to enter the building.  Please follow the floor markings.   There will be greeters outside providing direction or answering questions that you may have.  There will also be people who will be recording your attendance and monitoring head count to ensure that we are not over permitted building capacity. 

  1. The ushers will move your household into a seating area. Please be certain to follow the direction of your usher, as we are working with limited seating options when operating at 30 percent of building capacity. 

  1. Seating will be by household, with seat groupings being a minimum of 6 feet apart. Social interactions inside the building and outside in the parking lot should be kept to a minimum- as much as it pains us to say that. Please refrain from shaking hands or hugging. 

  1. The library and Sunday school rooms will remain closed and locked. The drinking fountains will not be available.  The foyer will be used for overflow seating once we meet the seating capacity in the sanctuary and gym. 

  1. There will be no Sunday school. 

  1. There will be no offering collected – kindly continue to give using the existing three giving options, online, e-transfer, or cheque mailing.  There will also be an offering plate located by the exit door, if you prefer to bring your offering with you. 

  1. Restrooms will be available if needed with regular cleaning provided by an attendant. Children in need of a restroom must be accompanied by a parent.  

  1. The nursery will be available for mothers with infants. Please reserve the use of the nursery for this purpose only. 

  1. In order to comply with contact tracing requirements, once everyone is seated, we will be photographing the room so that we have a record of personal proximity and seating pattern in the event that there is a viral outbreak. These photographs are for our records only and are not shared outside Faith church. 

  1. In accordance with the by-laws of Waterloo Region, each person aged 5 years and older is asked to wear a mask or face-covering when entering the church facilities, and during the entire church service.  This mask / face-covering must cover both your nose and mouth.  Even if you have no viral symptoms, a face covering can help contain your own respiratory droplets when you talk, sing, cough, or sneeze.Continue to show kindness to those unable to wear a mask/face-covering. 

  1. Please keep all coats, sweaters etc. with you, there will be no hangers available for use.  

 

 

  1. At the end of the service, you will be ushered out, moving directly to the exit.  Reminder, please remember to limit your interactions in the building and in the parking lot.  If you are unable to maintain a 2 meter / 6-foot distance while conversing in the parking lot, we recommend that you continue to wear your mask / face covering until you get to your vehicle. We would encourage you, if you haven’t already, to visit your friends and family, maintaining appropriatsocial distance at each others homes.  Porch visits are a wonderful way to help with that sense of isolation. 

 

What to expect in the Service: 

  1. There will be music playing as you enter the gym.  Feel free to sing along with the recorded music as you feel led.   
     

Order of Service 

  1. Call to Worship 

  1. Congregational Singing – you are invited and encouraged to sing along with the pre-recorded music.  

  1. Children’s Time 

  1. Time of sharing and prayer requests 

  1. Devotional 

  1. Sermon 

  1. Song 

  1. Closing Prayer and Benediction. 

Much about church has changed - the God we serve is the same yesterday, today, and forever.  

 

Prior to attending: Out of respect to others, please refrain from attending if: 

  1. Have a fever, difficulty breathing, chills, cough, sore throat, runny nose, abnormal fatigue 

  1. If you are immunocompromised or dealing with other health conditions 

  1. Regularly going to a hospital or health care center for treatment 

  1. If you have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID 19 in the last 14 days 

 

If you are over 60, please consider the attached link to the document . 

If you have other questions about attending, please review the following two links in order to assist you with responsible decision making.  

 

Above all, we encourage you to prioritize being responsible for your own health and being responsible for the health of others.  

 

If your work puts you in high risk of contact, takes you out of the country, or puts you in regular contact with those who are working in high risk areas or who have travelled, we request that you are exceptionally vigilant in following all public health recommendations. 

Cleaning protocol: 

  1. Prop all doors open 

  1. Sanitizer at each side of entrances 

  1. Restroom attendants to disinfect faucets, toilet handles, seats between uses 

  1. Signs to be posted in restrooms about hand washing procedure/best practices 

  1. Air flow to be maximized by trustees 

  1. All toilets and sinks blocked off except for one in each rest room 

  1. Drinking fountains covered