Coronavirus Update

(Updated June 24, 2020)

Coronavirus Impact on Hope CRC

COVID–19 and Reopening Worship Update.

COVID-19 and re-opening: We are now permitted to gather for worship – with certain limitations. Praise God for new opportunities to minister to each other and our community!

We intend to start small: since attendance must be limited to 30% of the building’s capacity, we hope to manage numbers by inviting only certain districts to come to worship each Sunday, plus anyone who does not have access to livestreaming options at home. If you plan to attend, you’ll need to register your intention in advance.

On June 28, Districts 1 & 2 (and the families of Grade 4 Sunday School graduates);

on July 5, Districts 3-8;

on July 12, Districts 9-17 will be invited.

If you aren’t sure which district you’re in, don’t worry – you will be emailed or telephoned with an invitation and further instructions when it’s your week.

Things will be different:

  • no coffee before or after the service;
  • no nursery or Sunday School;
  • masks must be worn while inside the building;
  • bulletins, Bibles, and hymnals will not be available (you may bring your own);
  • entering and exiting will be done in a way to ensure suitable distancing and sanitization.

While some of us are eager to gather again, even under these conditions, others have reason to stay home. Many will continue to join worship via livestream. While worshipping together is very important, so is the care we show to our most vulnerable members. We pray that these plans will enable our congregation to safely and joyfully worship and grow, even in these challenging times.