covid -19 update
The health and safety of each and every member, visitor, staff, and neighbour is a top priority at this time.
We are mindful that this is a time of great concern for all of us physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.
We have been prayerfully considering how we are to respond to this pandemic, and how we are to be a source of encouragement, hope, and faith within this community of faith.
We believe the Church is not a building (that is. a brick and mortar facility). We believe that the Church is a people, finding their identity, faith, hope, and relationships in the Lord Jesus Christ.
However, we do believe that the Church is a community of Christ-followers who gather to congregate for the purposes of worship, prayer, edification, learning, serving, and growing as witnesses of God's love and truth.
Our Latest Decision
Under the directives of Federal, Provincial, and Municipal medical officials,
and their recommendations, we have re-opened since June 2021
with our Sunday Morning Worship Service,
which now requires passive screening for Contact Tracing purposes.
As of April 24th, we have resumed all in-person ministries,
which include the Sunday Morning Worship Service,
a few Fellowship Groups, along with our Sunday
Children's Ministries, and Youth Gathering.
For more information regarding
Public Health and Workplace measures,
please visit websites of both
the City of Toronto and the Province of Ontario.
At this time, wearing a mask is optional.
However, we encourage you to respect everyone,
whether or not they choose to wear a mask,
along with anyone's request to maintain physical distance.
Notwithstanding, in meeting together,
whether in homes, in public squares,
places of essential services,
or within our own neighbourhoods,
we are respectful of the the following practices.
Please respect a 2-metre distance
between individuals wherever people make such a request.
We continue to encourage this practice whenever you find yourself among others outside of your immediate household or social bubble.
Greeting and Social Contact
While some really enjoy greeting with hugs and handshakes, we strongly recommend you first ask permission or exercise restraint.
Hand Sanitizers and Cleaning
We will still provide a limited number of dispensers,
and will have them available
in all our normally high traffic areas
such as the Sanctuary, the Fellowship Hall,
the Main Office, and by our front and rear entrances.
If you are at higher risk of vulnerability (i.e. people who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, lung disease), or a compromised immune system due to medication, we encourage you to consider staying home.
If you are willing to be present, please express your desire for physical distancing should you require it.
Toronto Public Health Recommendations
Toronto Public Health recommends the following preventative measures:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, ear canal, and mouth
- Avoid close contact with people who are ill
- Avoid contact with people who are more vulnerable to this virus
(eg. elderly, individuals with a compromised immune system)
- Stay home when you are ill
- If you are ill, and displaying any of the symptoms, contact your doctor for screening
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the garbage and wash your hands
- If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve or arm
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
For more information, please visit the City of Toronto’s website.