December 12 Offering and Lunch

A special offering will be taken on Sunday December 12th in support of the local Salvation Army foodbank.  Those who are supporting the appeal are asked to please not donate gifts of food.  There will be a congregational lunch following the service, bringing in the food from Swiss Chalet.  There is no charge and those planning to stay for the lunch are asked to please let Eileen know by December 9.

Service Update

Recently the Provincial government announced changes to the rules governing Houses of Worship, the most notable being that seating restrictions can be ended if proof of vaccination is required of those entering the building to attend worship.  In light of these announced changes, the Session has made a number of decisions pertaining to the Sunday morning worship service.

Beginning on Sunday, December 5th all adults attending worship will be asked for proof of their double vaccination status when they enter the building.  This will be noted for future reference so that people do not have to be asked every Sunday.

Since the Session has instituted this change, there will no longer a need for restricted seating and this means that everyone is free to sit wherever they wish.

The singing of hymns and other responses will be resumed though initially only portions of the hymns will normally be sung.  Masks must be worn while singing as at all other times when in the building.

The offering plate will remain at the back of the sanctuary for the time being and the use of Sunday bulletins is still discontinued.

Physical contact such as hugging and the shaking of hands is not permitted, and this includes greeting the minister at the door following the service.

All sanitary measures currently in place will continue to be so including the use of masks, hand sanitizers, and the “fogging” of the building both before and after worship.

If anyone has any questions or concerns, please feel free to speak to Shawn or any member of the Session.

 

Summer Worship Services

In light of the rapidly changing situation and the uncertainty of the rules governing churches holding in-door worship services, the Session has decided that Omagh will not reopen before Shawn’s summer holidays in July.  This decision will be revisited in August. If anyone has any concerns or questions, please fell free to speak to either Shawn or any of the Session members. Thank you!