As you know, the Government of Ontario recently announced that Places of Worship may re-open for worship provided they follow certain guidelines and meet certain criteria. These include the use of the Sanctuary and what may or may not be done during the worship services. These guidelines and recommendations are extensive and have a profound impact on how Sanctuaries are used and worship services conducted.
The Session met on Tuesday June 16th and after extensive discussion centering around the changes that must be made, it was decided that it is best not to re-open at the present time. This decision was not made lightly.
The Session will be meeting again in August to re-examine what will need to be done so that worship may safely resume. We realize that the delay in re-opening for Sunday worship will be disappointing for some. If you wish to, please feel free to contact either Beth or Shawn.