As we discuss opening our buildings to various gatherings and needs, we know that complex discernment and planning that will be necessary before any doors can be opened. Lay leadership and ministry personnel alike need to be part of these conversations. To assist, here are two 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. These are:
Re-launch Alberta
Re-start British Columbia
Emerging Wisely: Northwest Territories