Covid & Live-Stream Update

(Jan. 6, 2022)

In December we announced that we would be phasing out our live-streaming option for our Sunday gatherings. However, because of the recent Omicron surge, and also because we want to encourage those who are feeling sick to stay home, we have decided to bring back a basic streaming option for those who cannot join us in person. This live-stream will be available weekly here.

For those of you joining us at the Japanese Hall, know that we are exercising caution and abiding by Covid safety protocol as per the government’s public health orders.

  • MASKS: Masks are mandatory for ages 5+. We wear our masks for the whole gathering (even during singing), but you can temporarily remove your mask to take communion, which is served in single-serving recyclable container. 
  • CAPACITY: Together with the staff of the Japanese Hall, we have set our capacity limit to 160 people, which is safely below the 50% mark and keeping with the current public health orders. 
  • DISTANCING: We do not monitor or mandate physical distancing in the Japanese Hall, but welcome you to move and arrange your chairs so that you are comfortable. 
  • PHYSICAL CONTACT: We have eliminated most points of contact during the gathering. Offering plates are no longer passed and we encourage people to give online or via e-transfer. We do not currently serve coffee and tea before the gathering (but hope to soon!). Communion servers are masked and use hand sanitizer before serving. If you like to hug or give hand shakes and high fives, just make sure you ask first as some are not comfortable with any physical contact outside of their bubble. 
  • VACCINATIONS: We know most of our congregants are fully vaccinated. If you are not, we encourage you to get vaccinated before attending in-person gatherings. This will not be checked. Here some information from the BC Centre for Disease Control that explains how the vaccinations work, what to expect, and some safety info.

Below is a schedule of our rhythms for the Winter. For updates and to stay in the loop, follow us on social media – Facebook and Instagram. Or, sign up here to subscribe to our weekly Community Life email.

For past sermons, go here.

 

JANUARY

02 – Sunday | DTES Churches Online

09 – Sunday | Examen Sunday @ The Japanese Hall 

16 – Sunday | Gathering @ The Japanese Hall

23 – Sunday | Gathering @ The Japanese Hall

30 – Sunday | Gathering @ The Japanese Hall

 

FEBRUARY

06 –Sunday | Gathering @ The Japanese Hall

13 –Sunday | Gathering @ The Japanese Hall

20 – Sunday | Gathering @ The Japanese Hall

27 – Sunday | Gathering @ The Japanese Hall & Annual Community Meeting 

 

MARCH

06 – Wednesday | Ash Wednesday

06 – Sunday | Gathering @ The Japanese Hall

013 – Sunday | Gathering @ The Japanese Hall 

20 – Sunday | Gathering @ The Japanese Hall

27 – Sunday | Gathering @ The Japanese Hall