Our provincial healthcare leaders have released new updates to the province-wide restrictions. Here are the specific details from the BC government page and how they impact us at Neighbourhood Church.
Current update for Sundays:
1. Capacity – “There are no capacity restrictions on worship services.” We are now able to gather at full capacity but will continue to offer YouTube live streaming for those who feel most comfortable participating virtually or who are otherwise unable to be here in-person (health, vacation, etc).
2. Masks – “Wearing masks in public indoor settings is not required by public health. Wearing a mask is a personal choice.” This transition may be challenging for some and will take some time to get used to. We encourage folks to consider continuing to use a mask, but it will no longer be required. Let’s also be respectful and kind to the choices of the people around us.
During the past two years we’ve learned that every time we enter a new phase of the pandemic, there is a diverse set of emotional responses: we expect it to be no different this time. Many of us will feel excited/happy, others will be nervous/concerned, and some will be all of these things at the same time. For these reasons it is especially important to ensure that our interactions with each other continue to be characterized by the fruit of the Spirit (gentleness, patience, kindness, love, etc).
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Neighbourhood Church Team