As we discuss opening our buildings to various gatherings and needs, and in-person Worship, we know that complex discernment and planning will be necessary. Lay leaders and ministry personnel will all need to be part of these conversations. To assist, here are new resources:
A discernment resource (use as much or as little as you need) (PDF format)
A building re-opening plan template (Word document- this will download automatically, so check your downloads folder)
These join previous important core church resources:
General Council’s outline of re-opening considerations; a letter from our Executive Minister; and the We Are All Relatives letter from the National Indigenous Elders Council, in which they remind us of our sacred responsibilities.
And of course all of our re-opening or “remaining online/by mail only” conversations are shaped by evolving provincial and territorial health regulations that we must follow.