COVID-19 Update

Coronavirus Impact on Hope CRC


Hope CRC, Brantford Covid-19 Policy

Hope CRC, Brantford is committed to following Covid-19 guidelines as established by federal, provincial and municipal authorities and as informed by health officials. The health and well-being of our members is important, as is the desire to demonstrate to the broader community that we are committed to loving our neighbors by showing care for the safety of all. While respecting the civil guidelines, it is our desire to maximize our opportunities to worship together and to advance the ministries of the church.

(In effect September 9th, 2021)

COVID–19 Worship Service Update


REGISTRATION - IN PERSON SERVICES

Under Ontario's Roadmap to Reopen, the province is currently in Step 3. Indoor/Outdoor religious services are permitted with capacity limited to permit physical distancing of 2 meters. Now that summer is at a close, invitations for in person worship services will now be extended to HALF DISTRICTS.

Please note for Sunday services:

10AM Need to pre-register to attend (click here https://hopebrantford.churchcenter.com/registrations)

5PM No pre-registration necessary (attendance taken on arrival)


*Note all links for worship service registrations will now be made available on each Thursday before. REGISTRATION LINKS AVAILABLE HERE These links will be sent out via the Thursday email from Nancy and posted on Hope’s Facebook group.

If you need assistance to register, call Nancy at the church office or email Kelly at ministry.coordinator@hopecrc.ca.


Psalm 71:14 - "As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more."


We give thanks to God for providing ways that we can continue to worship 'together' over livestream and in person.

WHAT TO EXPECT WITH IN-PERSON WORSHIP:

-To attend, you must PRE-REGISTER

-When pre-registering, you must acknowledge the WAIVER presented prior to attending (see below)

-MASKS MUST BE WORN while inside the building (If you do not have one, one will be provided for each member of your household those age 2 and up)

-HAND SANITIZER must be used upon entry; will be available at the table

-Please CHECK IN at the table and a volunteer will sign you in.

-Please keep 2 meters between you and other attendees and follow the arrows

-Bulletins and children's bulletins will be provided. These will be posted by Friday at www.hopecrc.ca/worship.

-Washrooms will be available; 1 household at a time.

-Gloves will also be provided for those who wish to wear them

-Sunday school is offered to those JK-Grade 6 on Sunday mornings during services by advanced registration. Nursery will re-open by registration starting in January 2022 (after renovations)

-2 offering boxes will be available at the front table upon exiting the sanctuary

*** PRIOR TO ENTERING THE BUILDING - WAIVER: ***

Prior to entering the building, I hereby certify that I, as well as those I am signing up for to attend, have NOT:

  1. Displayed any symptoms of COVID-19 (fever and/or chills, cough or barking cough (croup), shortness of breath, decrease or loss of taste or smell, muscle aches/joint pain, extreme tiredness

  2. Travelled outside of Canada and been told to quarantine (per the federal quarantine requirements)

  3. Had a doctor, health care provider, or public health unit told me to self isolate (stay at home)

  4. In the last 10 days, tested positive on a rapid antigen test or home-based self-testing kit

I, as well as those I am signing up, also acknowledge that, while appropriate medical precautions are being strictly followed, there is always a degree of risk associated with gathering. I, as well as those I am signing up, release Hope Christian Reformed Church from any and all liability.


We give thanks to God for providing ways that we can continue to worship ‘together’ over livestream.

Psalm 112:6-7 (NIV): "Surely the righteous will never be shaken... They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord."