WE ARE OPEN FOR IN-PERSON GATHERINGS!
We are excited to welcome you back into the church building.
As of Sunday, December 5 PROOF OF VACCINATION required for in-person worship gatherings.
Please read below as we have updated our guidelines for a comfortable and safe gatherings at Church.
Following Municipal and Public Health guidelines, masks be worn at all times while in the building.
- Proof of Vaccination
Anyone entering the facility for Sunday worship or attending an indoor meeting at the church (including all staff, volunteers and worshippers) will be required to show proof of vaccination. If you do not wish to share the required information, you will not be permitted entry. Each person who enters needs to provide proof of I.D., proof of being fully vaccinated or proof of a valid exemption. (You must have received your second vaccination 14 days prior to attending a service).
Please use only the front entrance, have your information ready and meet with our greeter to show your proof of vaccination and continue to the sanctuary.
Once you have shown proof of vaccination and elect for us to record that you have, you will not need to continue to show it each Sunday you attend.
Children under 12 are exempt.
- Social Distancing
With the requirement of showing proof of vaccination for church services, occupancy capacity and physical distancing requirements are exempt.
However, we will continue taking your name and phone number upon entry of the sanctuary for contact tracing purposes only. Please complete this step before taking your seat.
All staff, volunteers and worshippers must wear a face covering at all times in the building.
- Flow of Traffic
Church will have a one-way flow. Upon entering the building you will take the stairs to the right. The elevator will be available for those who require it.
Please follow the exit signs and descend the stairs opposite of those you entered.
- Hand Sanitizing Stations
Hand sanitizing will be available upon entering the building.
A secondary station will be available at the contact tracing registry.
- Nursery Facilities
Nursery facilities will remain closed.
Please limit one person at a time to the bathrooms.
- Hymn Books and Bibles
Hymn books and Bibles have been removed from the pews. We understand that some people prefer to use hymn books but we are thinking about sanitizing. All the words to the music will be up on the screens.
- Restricted Areas
In order to minimize the quantity of rooms that we need to sanitize, some areas will be restricted.
We ask that you do not use the back entrance and stairway. Please do not enter the Parlour. Please refrain from entering the hallway past the ladies washroom, unless you need access to the accessible or gender neutral washrooms through the gym. The kitchen and gym itself is closed.
- Health Awareness
Please practice self-screening. Please do not come to the church if you are feeling unwell, have a cough or fever, have difficulty breathing or have been asked to quarantine after travelling.
- Final Thoughts
In all things, please be mindful of others. If you are ill, stay home; if you are at church, please be respectful of the safeguards put in place. People continue to be at different levels of comfort surrounding this pandemic and everyone has the right to feel safe while in our building.
Thank you for your faithfulness to First Baptist Church!