Please scroll down to read our COVID-19 strategy for re-gathering for worship.
Thank you for visiting the website of Vanastra Community Christian Reformed Church. We are a small rural church in the village of Vanastra, in Huron county, Ontario. We are glad that you have come to visit us and we pray that you will be blessed and strengthened by the Holy Spirit today.
Worship Services at 10 AM every Sunday
Our COVID-19 strategy for re-gathering for worship.
As we seek to move forward, we ask for your cooperation as we seek to best adhere to health and safety guidelines.
**Please read through the following guidelines before joining us for worship.**
-We will begin gathering for services starting on Sunday July 5, 2020 at 10:00am.
-We can only seat 82 people or 17 households per service.
-Face masks and/or face coverings will be required; please see our guidelines here.
-We will be alternating districts for attending services in person.
a. July 5 – District 1 b. July 12 – District 2
c. July 19 – District 1 d. July 26 – District 2
-We will continue to record and upload our service for those who are unable to or uncomfortable attending in person.
-Those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP by the Thursday prior (please see the contact form below).
-If we reach our maximum capacity of either 82 people or 17 households, then those who attempted to RSVP but were unable to fit will be given priority at their district’s next service.
-If people show up on Sunday morning without having RSVPed (either visitors or members), they will be welcomed to join us if there is space and after they have signed in with their contact information.
-Our church sign will invite visitors to RSVP prior to attending via email.
-All attendees are asked to park in the sanctuary parking lot.
-All attendees will enter and exit via the sanctuary entrance.
-All attendees must maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet from members of other households at all times.
-Persons who have any symptoms of COVID-19 (coughing, fever, shortness of breath) will not be permitted to attend in person services.
-Attendees are not required to wear masks but you are welcome to do so.
-We will not be singing as a part of our worship services at this time.
-There will be one, single stall bathroom available for emergency use only.
-There will be no childcare at this time; children must remain with their parents for the entire service.
-Crayons and colouring pages will not be provided for children. Parents and/or caregivers are welcomed to bring their own.
-There will be no coffee or fellowship time before or after the service. Attendees will be asked to enter upon arrival and to leave immediately after the service. Families are encouraged to arrange socially distant fellowship time at their home properties.
-An offering basket/box will be positioned outside of the sanctuary on a table. Offering envelopes will not be provided. If you would like a tax receipt for a cash offering, then make sure it is in an envelope with your name, the date, and the amount given listed on it.
-Hand sanitizer stations will be provided at the entrance and exit.
-The service will be a “touchless” service, attendees are asked to refrain from touching any unnecessary surfaces
-Please bring your own bible as these will not be provided.