Welcome to Glad Tidings!

After the announcement that churches may begin to reopen, your church Board & pastors decided that it would be best to prepare to potentially reopen for worship on Sun. June 21, 2020.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

> This Sun. Jun. 14, 10am, Worship will be on Zoom as we have been meeting. No change this week.

> We have put together a team of people who will help us get ready for Phase 2, reopening.

> We value everyone's health and safety. We are blessed to have no current cases in Lanark County (as of this printing). However, the Health Unit has told us over the phone, "we must be diligent in observing guidelines that are in place."

> Our present building legal seating capacity is 350. This means we can open for 105 occupants (within our pre-covid attendance). However, chairs will be physically distanced to accommodate families, singles & couples.

> As noted above, we are suggesting a reopening of June 21, As we are still awaiting final government guidelines for reopening and suggestions from our own PAOC district office, this plan may change. We will advise as things change.

> Please bring your own water, coffee, tea... as we will not be providing any in Phase 2. Access to restrooms will be restricted to one at a time.

> It will be everyone's responsibility and we will expect everyone, to practice physical distancing, to honour those who feel uneasy or apprehensive, to respect people's personal convictions, and to wear masks if they desire. As well, we are providing sanitizers.

> It is not a measure of your spirituality if you feel uncomfortable attending (you are not alone feeling this way). Please don't attend if you have a sore throat, cough, fever or if you have travelled outside the country recently.

Your Board & pastors request your continued prayerful support as we work through reopening to once again enjoy the presence of God together.

In Summary:

Phase 1: Our present reality. Online worship and content, through Zoom, Facebook, Youtube and our web page.

Phase 2: Potentially return to building with bare bones worship service June 21. No child care or programs. Worship services will continue to be broadcast online as in Phase 1

Phase 3: Gradually reintroducing Sunday child care and programs as both the government and we deem safe to do so. Date is not yet set, but will be announced in time.