As most of you are aware, we have moved into the "Red Zone" in Simcoe County. The current guidelines offer religious institutions the privilege of regathering at a limited capacity if they feel it is wise. The board has met to discuss what we believe is wisest for our congregation at this time.
Led by our commitments to be informed by trustworthy sources, doing what we can to protect our neighbours from the spread of COVID-19 and subsequent strains on our medical system, and embodying the love of Christ in our relationships with each other, our board has decided to continue our gatherings exclusively online at this time.
There are several factors that have gone into this decision.
As we move forward we are continuing to work to improve our online Sunday services. We are actively working towards running separate online classes for our Covenant Kids during the time of our morning service. We are working to add elements that will help increase a sense of intimacy and connectivity during the service. And, of course, continuing online with our gatherings does not preclude you from reaching out with in-person generosity and love to each other!
We will again consider when we might be able to offer in-person services at our board meeting on March 16, 2021. If things change enough that Simcoe-Muskoka enters the Orange Zone prior to March 16, we will reconsider things at that point.
We are grateful to continue as a family together during these challenging times. We look forward to our times online each week and we look forward to when we will be able to again be in person and embracing each other!
With thanks to God for you,
Covenant Board and Pastor Jon