Good day Woodlawn friends,
Sunday September 20th, a date to remember!!!
We know you have been anticipating this email! The "Call to Church". We know you have been patient and we are so grateful for your patience and continued support. Our Church committees have been really busy working on the "Back to Church" plan so that we can all return to Woodlawn United Church, safely, and in a manner that provides security and peace of mind for those around you.
This is an important email, and we ask for your time to read through it carefully, and to read through the documents linked below.
The first document will outline the Re-Entry Protocols for returning to church. The second document is a required health declaration that you must complete and bring to church with you upon your return (you will be required to submit this document prior to each Worship service). It allows us to know that you meet all of the good health criteria. We are required by directives from the Department of Health to collect this information for each of our worship events and retain for our future reference, should there be an exposure to the virus. We will be set up at Church with a process for collection.
Please note that we will initially be restricting our in person congregation to 50 people only in the Sanctuary. At this time we do not have the capability to show the service in rooms A and B so have no overflow, however, we will be live streaming the service to your homes. Once you have had the time to review the documents, we ask you to call Shelley or Ruth at the office 902 434-8302 to reserve a seat at the upcoming service. This first 50 people to call will be registered for the service. When you call you will be informed if you are in the first 50. If you are not, you can have your name added to the top of the list for the following week’s service if you wish to attend that date. We hope to be able to make more seats available as time goes by (some of this is also restricted by volunteer numbers). We have removed our pew cushions as well, and they will not be available for worship. If you need a cushion, please remember to bring one from home.
Please follow this link to our Facebook page video which will give you a visual overview of how we will be entering and leaving the sanctuary. https://www.facebook.com/225061367549330/videos/339398760591955/
You must call by Thursday at noon of the week prior to the service to register (ie for Sept 20th Sunday service call by Sept 17th….the sooner the better. If you are unable to attend a service in person, please join the service live online on our Facebook page by following this link https://www.facebook.com/WoodlawnUnitedChurch/live_videos/?ref=page_internal
Thank you again for your patience, for your continued support, and for your stewardship.
Peter Woods & Kathy Dean
Co-Chairs of Council