June 29th Update
Great news CHBC family! As you’ve probably already heard, all capacity limits on religious gatherings in BC have been lifted, effective July 1, 2021. Additionally, though masks are recommended, they are no longer mandated.
What does this mean for CHBC? Great news—we can all be together in one room to worship, we can sing our little baptist hearts out, and we no longer need to pre-register for any of our worship services! (Can we get an amen?!)
Having said that, while we are planning for a full return to “normal” on Sunday, September 12, 2021, summer will still look a little bit different. Our pastoral team is currently short-staffed and has vacation time already scheduled. The same is true for our worship leaders and audio/visual volunteers. So we feel it best to stick with the summer worship schedule that was already organized before these latest restrictions were lifted. This means that we will continue with our live worship service recordings on Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm, but now with as many people in the room as would like to attend. We’ll also offer a Sunday worship service at 10:00 am with a live sermon but recorded singing (much like our current Sunday morning watch parties). Worship services will also continue to be posted on our website each Sunday morning by 10am. No children’s programming or supervised nursery will be available until September 12th but colouring pages are available in the service.
We believe that this approach will best accommodate our congregation, ministry volunteers and staff. It will also allow us time to figure out how to move forward with our newly developed online ministry for the fall.
Thanks so much for your patience and flexibility throughout the past year-and-a-half. We can’t wait to see and hear you soon! But as always, if you’re not feeling well, please care for others by choosing to worship from home until you are healthy.
Grace and peace to you and yours!