Edmonton’s mandatory mask law for indoor public space (Bylaw #19408) goes into effect Saturday, August 1st, 2020. For the safety and protection of our community, all persons must wear a face-mask or face-covering when entering and remaining within our church facility.
📍 Places of worship are included in the bylaw as they are enclosed buildings that members of the public have access to. Those attending places of worship are permitted to temporarily remove their face covering for eating or drinking, such as to receive communion. With regard to the stage areas in places of worship, if this space is only accessible to those leading worship or preaching and you have implemented physical barriers or distancing practices between every person that will not be wearing a face covering and any other person, face coverings may be removed in this area. However, if these physical controls are not in place face-coverings will be required.
In consideration of Alberta Health Services (AHS) recommendations and the current Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation in Alberta, the following is in effect as of March 15th, 2020:
📍 All church activities will be suspended until April 12th, 2020, Easter Joint Worship Service. During this time, all congregations will be responsible for their Sunday worship and other related activities via other accessible media.
📍 For offering and/or tithing, the finance department has set up an online giving system via E-transfer. Please be sure to include the offering number (if applicable) and type (Tithe, Thanksgiving, Faith, Theology Education, Mission, Flower, Building Maintenance, Others) in the “message” field, then email the E-transfer to email@example.com.
— Alternatively, church members may continue to mail their cheques with the offering number and category, and then send them directly to the church address listed below.
📍 All scheduled Wednesday prayer meetings will be conducted online for the time being. A link will be provided in a later post.