A COVID-19 STATEMENT!
Stouffville Christian Church
Response to the COVID-19 pandemic
To our Church family and friends,
It is with great relief and gratitude that we learned that York Region has been transitioned out of the state of emergency and into the Red Zone. That means that as of February 22nd Churches in York Region will be allowed to have indoor services at a capacity of 30%. We are happy to announce that our first indoor service in over two months will be held on Sunday, February 28th, at 11:00 a.m.
To help facilitate our return to Sunday worship we will meet initially in our Fellowship Hall where chairs can be set out according to health safety protocols. We will have all health prescribed protocols in place such as wearing masks at all times, washing our hands as we enter and exit the building, and sitting 6 feet apart if we do not belong to the same bubble.
Things will not be back to normal yet. It is still difficult to communicate and fellowship with one another while hampered by face masks, but until the danger subsides we will do our best to keep one another safe. We want to thank each of you for your patience during this time of uncertainty. We know it has been hard for many. Let's continue to pray for one another and for our community that God will enable us to get a handle on this pandemic and that the vaccines that have become available will be distributed compassionately and wisely so that many lives can be saved.
We understand that there are many who will continue to feel vulnerable to the Covid virus for some time. We do not wish to pressure anyone into doing what they are not comfortable to do. If you still feel safer staying at home than coming to Church we support you in your decision to stay away and we will continue to remember you in our prayers. For those who have been particularly anxious to get back to weekly worship, we look forward to gathering with you again.
May God bless us all and continue to hear our prayers for relief from this terrible pandemic.
Pastor Jim and your Leadership Team
Public Health Canada
Ministry of Health Ontario