What relaunching at Huron Chapel will look like...
What phase 3 of Covid-19 recovery looks like at Huron Chapel...
This past week our province moved into Phase 3 of Covid recovery and our leadership has come up with a plan to begin to bring us back together again. There are a few things you need to know as we relaunch Sunday Services.
Whether you are at the chapel, watching with a Life group, or watching from home, we will all be watching the same service together.
If you are joining us in person on Sunday morning, pre-registration is required. Click this link to register for July 26, 2020. This link will change every week so you will need to register for each Sunday you wish to attend.
As it is everywhere else, face masks will be required. If you have children under the age of 2 they do not require a mask.
We ask you to follow the instruction of those who have been and are being trained to keep us safe and to follow provincial guidelines. If you would like to know more about their training procedure and protocols, check out this video
If you are feverish, having difficulty breathing or have a new or existing cough, stay home.
If you have travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days, stay home
If you have had close contact with a confirmed or probable case of Covid 19, stay home.
Location: Worship will take place in the sanctuary, every other row of seats has been blocked off to help maintain 2m physical distancing (at least 3 chairs between household units within a row).
Time: Doors open at 10:00 a.m. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m.
Doors: The only door that will be open is the main one at the carport entrance. We ask that you keep a 2-meter distance between yourself and others.
Screening: Every person entering the church building must be screened. The screening questions will be posted on the welcome post at the door. Those who are unable to pass the screening process are not to enter the building.
Seating: When entering the sanctuary, everyone is asked to move directly to a chair and not linger in the aisles. We will be filling from the front of the church to the back. A Seating Assistant will direct you to your seat. Ministry guidelines limit the seating to 30% of normal capacity. Please sit at least 3 chairs away from another household unit in the same row. Please keep from touching surfaces to minimize the spread of germs.
Children: Children must remain with the people who brought them. No nursery or children’s programs will be available. Feel free to bring your own colouring pages and crayons but remember to take the home with you.
Sanitizers: Hand sanitizer will be available and required upon entering. 1 squirt is enough.
Bathrooms: Only the bathroom at the rear of the sanctuary (by the mailboxes) will be open. A Disinfectant Specialist who is trained will clean the facilities between each use. Follow their instructions.
Singing: Huron Perth Health Unit prohibits singing during church services; you are welcome to hum along, mouth the words, clap your hands to the music, raise hands in worship, etc.
Communion: Communion will not take place during this stage of re-opening. We look forward to the day when we can participate in this together.
Offering: An offering plate can be found inside the entrance door on the right under the TV monitor for anyone who wishes to use it as well as on the table beside the exit door. We highly recommend switching to electronic forms of giving (Automatic Funds Transfer, e-transfer, PayPal, etc.).
Leaving: At the close of worship, everyone is asked to leave the sanctuary in orderly fashion as per the Seating Assistant instructions. You will be exiting through the Northeast ‘emergency’ exit. Please maintain 2-meter distancing between household groups at all times; do not linger in the aisles or in the building. According to provincial guidelines, groups of 10 can gather outside if social distancing is maintained both within groups and between groups.
Thank you for your continued support and encouragement. As we work through this next stage of relaunching there will be changes coming. Please continue to uphold our leadership in prayer as we seek God for His direction, and follow the opportunities that He brings along. Church is going to look different but we know that we serve an amazing God who is in control and who loves us and the communities in which we live. He has called every one of us to bless others and invite them to follow Jesus. As we move forward may our main focus and may we strive to glorify God in all we say and do.