Willingdon Church's Response to COVID-19
UPDATES – JULY 15TH, 2021
IN-PERSON SUNDAY SERVICES – 9:00am and 11:30am
(no registration required)
We are very excited to welcome you back and gather together for IN-PERSON worship services which started Sunday, July 4th, 2021.
As per provincial government health orders, Step 3 of B.C.’s Restart Plan began on July 1st, 2021. This includes “no capacity limits or restrictions on religious gatherings and worship services”.
While many of us are eager to gather together in person, we understand that some may be hesitant or concerned as we resume in-person services. We ask that you would be patient with each other and us as we navigate this next phase of reopening. Please take time to review the Willingdon Church guidelines listed below for details on in-person worship gatherings and services, as determined and affirmed by our elders and leadership team.
We are so grateful for your patience, understanding, support and prayers during this time as we transitioned from in-person gatherings to online services through the pandemic. We will also continue to offer online services and virtual opportunities to connect and care for our church family and community around the world.
We praise God for His grace, protection and provision during this time and we trust Him to continue to guide and protect us as we serve and continue our mission “to know Jesus Christ personally and carry on His ministry”.
We are truly looking forward to seeing you in person! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
To God we give the glory!
Additional Information: Update July 15, 2021
As per Provincial Health Orders, Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan starts on July 1st, 2021.
Please note the following protocols may change, we encourage you to check this webpage frequently.
STARTING SUNDAY JULY 4TH, 2021
Willingdon Church will resume in-person services on Sundays.
SERVICE TIMES WILL BE:
9:00am in the Sanctuary with overflow in the gym
11:30am in the Sanctuary with overflow in the gym.
Registration is not required for worship gatherings and services.
We will be implementing the following safety measures as affirmed by the elders:
- Masks are recommended
- Physical distancing in between parties, sitting 2 seats away from other parties is recommended
- Singing is permitted
- Sanitation stations will be provided at every entrance point
We are very excited to see you “in person” again!
If you attend, please note you are attending as a personal decision to attending a worship service with others.
If you are not feeling well, please do a “health check”, please stay home and consider joining an online service at willingdon.org at home.
PLAN YOUR VISIT
Parking: Summer months parking options
- Please feel free to park on the Willingdon Church parking lot over the summer months. The underground lot will be reserved for seniors and those with special needs.
- Please park at Moscrop (5 minute walk)
- Please note: BCIT is doing construction in the lots (N LOT) we previously used, however, the L LOT is available (10 minute walk)
Arrival: Doors will open 30 minutes before each service.
During Services: We recommend you sit 2 seats apart from the next party. If you are not able to find a seat in the Sanctuary you will be accommodated in the overflow venue in the Gym.
Prayer Time: During this time we will be offering prayer in the Chapel (to accommodate social distancing) anytime, before, during and after services.
After service: We ask that you exit the venues after the closing to accommodate additional cleaning for the following services/gatherings.
Café: Our café will be open 8:30am to 1:30pm for free coffee and treats. Additional seating is available under our outdoor tents in the parking lot.
Communion: As approved by the elders, we will be offering communion in single disposal servings to minimalize the passing of objects between many people. These will be handed out to you at the beginning of a communion service.
Tithing: We will be putting place low-touch tithing boxes in the resource center at all times. We continue to encourage electronic giving.
Children's and Student Programs: Children's and Students' weekend programs will be on hiatus during the weekend to accommodate the Weekday events that will be occurring for kids (Daycamp) and Students (summer events). Check church center to sign up.
Please visit the “Families” booth for more information about the Children and Student Ministries and to pick up “kids packs” for the services.
WELCOME GUESTS AND FIRST-TIME VISITORS!
If you are new or this is the first time you are visiting Willingdon Church. Welcome, we are so glad you are here!
Please take advantage of our First Time Visitor Parking on the Willingdon lot. There is a spot reserved just for you!
When you head into the building please stop by our Welcome Center in the Atrium (right of the parking lot entrance.) We would love to say hello and welcome you. Our helpful volunteers can help answer any questions you may have and help you get connected to our church family.