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 only meet in person when permitted to do so by Huron Perth Public Health guidelines.
-We can only seat 82 people or 20 households per service. This includes the children and nursery attendants.
-Face masks and/or face coverings will be required; please see our guidelines here.
-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 20 households, then those who attempted to RSVP but were unable to fit will be given priority at the 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.
-Singing will not be permitted (except for the praise team).
-There will be one, single stall bathroom available for emergency use only.
-The nursery has resumed under COVID-19 protocols. Please read this document before bringing your children to the nursery.
-Crayons and colouring pages will not be provided for children. Parents and/or caregivers are welcomed to bring their own.
-Fellowship of up to 50 indoor or 100 outdoor are allowed following the service (safe social distance guidelines must still be followed). We can congregate outside after the service so long as a safe social distance of 2m is maintained. Also, if you are going to stop to chat please move well beyond the doors & entry way so that others may pass by in a safe manner.
-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.