News and Updates

Worship Gatherings (05/27/21 Update)

Effective May 30, 2021, the total number of people participating in all worship services in Saskatchewan cannot exceed 30 per cent of seating capacity or 150 people, whichever is less. These guidelines apply to all worship services, including celebrations of life, weddings and outdoor ceremonies. Seating (or designated worship space) must be arranged so that physical distancing can be observed at all times.

Everyone in attendance at a place of worship must wear a mask except clergy members or religious leaders who are leading a service or ceremony while speaking from a podium, lectern, platform, stage, desk or other standing or seating area dedicated to speaking.

For the purposes of contact tracing, places of worship are required to collect and maintain a list of people that are present within their facilities for any purposes. Lists must be maintained confidentially by the place of worship and destroyed after 30 days.

Source: Places of Worship Guidelines (Government of Saskatchewan)

Worship Gatherings – 04/13/21 Update

Due to the increasing number of COVID cases, effective Friday, April 16th, in-person worship gatherings in Saskatchewan cannot exceed 30 people (excluding officiants and staff).  Physical distancing, wearing of face masks, and other required COVID-19 protocols must also be followed.

“Non-ceremonial” gatherings continue to be limited to 30 people.

Worship Gatherings (03/21 Update)

In-Person Worship Capacity Increased

The Premier’s announcement on Tuesday (March 9, 2021) in regard to places of worship returns things to where they were prior to November 27th of last year.

Effective Friday, March 19th, we will be again permitted to have up to 30% of our auditorium’s seating capacity subject to the required physical distancing, wearing of masks, and other COVID-19 protocols. This gives us a slightly increased capacity for those attending in-person worship. We are also permitted to have a Children’s Time every Sunday during the sermon (included in the capacity limit).

The Zoom simulcast will continue to be available.

“Non-ceremonial” gatherings are still limited to 30 people.

Further Info: Government of Saskatchewan: Places of Worship Guidelines

Thanks for Cups of Encouragement

Thank you to all who donated mugs and other supplies towards the CUPS OF ENCOURAGEMENT. About 70 mugs stuffed with hot chocolate, tea, chocolates, and candy canes were assembled and distributed this past Monday. The recipients were so surprised and expressed delight, appreciation, and gratitude for thinking about them. They truly were cups of encouragement!

Cups of Encouragement

MASKS NOW MANDATORY

Wearing a non-medical mask is now required in all indoor public spaces in Saskatchewan. This means that a mask must be worn at all times when you are inside the church building. Those who are leading the service are permitted to remove their mask while speaking from the podium and then replace it when they step down.

While there is a limited supply of face masks and gloves available at the church building, you are encouraged to bring your own.

Wearing a mask in indoor public spaces isn’t enough on its own to curb COVID-19 spread. Please respect the physical distancing directive, practice proper hand hygiene, and stay home when ill.