COVID-19 Statement update June 20, 2022
This week the Session has updated Gale’s COVID-19 policy to include the following guidelines.
Effective Sunday, June 26
Masks are encouraged: COVID-19 continues to spread in our community and Ontario’s COVID-19 Wastewater Signals are trending up. The advice of the Ontario Science panel continues to wear a mask when in a public indoor setting. The more people wearing masks, the lower the risk of transmitting COVID-19. Therefore, the Session continues to encourage worshippers to wear a well-fitted mask for the protection of all.
Passive Screening: If you are not feeling well or you have any COVID-19 Symptoms, you are invited to worship online with us using the livestream.
Seated & Social Distanced Food or Drink: Gale will continue with outside food and drink during the summer for Fellowship Hour, weather permitting.
Shared Items: Hymnals will be back in the pews. There will be no printed bulletins and the offering plate will remain at the back of the church.
Session will continue to monitor all COVID-19 recommendations by health officials and the science table on a monthly basis.
Gale Presbyterian is located on the traditional territory of the Neutral (Attawandaron),
Anishnaabe (pronounced Ah-nish-naw-bay) and Haudenosaunee (pronounced Ho-den-noh-show-nee) peoples.
This is part of the Haldimand Tract, which encompasses six miles on either side of the Grand River.
We acknowledge this territory’s significance for the Indigenous peoples who lived, and continue to live, upon it and whose practices and spiritualities were tied to the land and continue to develop in relationship to the territory and its other inhabitants today.
We acknowledge that The Presbyterian Church in Canada has been a part of the residential school system.
And together we seek a new relationship with the First Nations of this land, one based in honour and deep respect.