Living under the current circumstances with COVID-19 has been challenging for many of us, and we have repeatedly said that we miss seeing you and worshipping alongside you in an in-person gathering. The watch parties have been great and the fellowship and connection at the watch parties (with proper social distancing) have been precious opportunities. However, we have not been able to gather for live worship for several months now, and I know many of you miss live worship. Our church has been keeping the provincial health authorities' guidelines since the isolation measures came into effect in March. We have operated safely and responsibly under these guidelines, and we will continue to do so.
Having said that, we are excited to announce our plans to offer a live outdoor service in the church courtyard on August 30th. We will set up a stage in the main courtyard and spread out chairs according to the normal social distancing measures. We will be observing all the safety protocols for gatherings at our church including a maximum of fifty people per event. On Sunday, August 30th, we will be gathering at the courtyard for live services at 9AM and 11AM. You will be required to pre-register for these services, and we will add services as needed to accommodate everyone. In order for us to plan well, please help us by registering early for the outdoor service. Registration is now open and you can register online here or calling the church office during office hours (M-TH, 9AM-4PM; 604-943-8244).
If you're not available to join us for live worship on this date, or if you are not comfortable coming out to a live service yet, please join us via livestream on our usual Church Online platform at 11AM on August 30th. Please note the change of time for the livestream service just for this one particular Sunday. We look forward to worshipping with you whether in-person or online. For those of you who are able to join us at the church, we look forward to seeing you!