Gale Presbyterian

Reopening of Gale

Greetings friends of Gale Presbyterian Church,

The Session and Board of Managers invite you to join us as we resume public worship services in our sanctuary on Sunday, September 12th at 10:30 am.

We are excited about this and we hope you are as well. We will also continue with our YouTube live streaming of our services.  You can participate in worship with us either in person or online.

All necessary protocols and limitations will be in place in order to keep everyone safe and healthy.  Although the province of Ontario has not mandated vaccination requirements to attend religious services, for the safety and comfort of all those attending in person, our Presbytery is strongly recommending that all be fully vaccinated.

We ask you to follow these practices when you join us for worship:

  1. Maintain a 2 meter distance from people who are not in your family bubble.
  2. Always wear a suitable face covering.
  3. Enter and exit only by the main portico doors.
  4. As you enter the building a greeter will ensure you have answered the screening questions and that you have a suitable face mask. If you have forgotten to bring your own mask, we will have disposable masks available for you. Masks must be worn while you are in the building.
  5. There will be hand sanitizer available. Please use this.
  6. As you enter the sanctuary a greeter will direct you to suitable seating. The seating has been arranged to satisfy our need of physical distancing. Members of family bubbles will sit as a group, of course.
  7. Children will be asked to stay with their family for the whole service. There will not be a special gathering of the children nor any children’s programming. The nursery will not be open.  Session is hoping to begin Sunday School on October 3.
  8. We will not be able to hold our beloved after-service coffee fellowship at this time. 
  9. Only the upstairs section will be open.
  10. We ask that only one person be in the washrooms at any time. A signal system is set up to indicate if the washroom is currently occupied. There is spray sanitizer by the sinks. Please give the sinks and taps a spray before you leave.
  11. The library will be open but not staffed.
  12. There will be an offering basket at the back of the church for donations instead of our usual manner of taking up the offering.

Of course worship will not be as we remember. It will still be worship, just different for the time being. Please join us at the church if you wish. Please follow us on YouTube if you prefer. In either format, you will be blessed to have participated in worship.


We will see you soon!
                                                                 

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