Welcome Back Church Family & Friends!
We have completed another phase in Project Accessibility and we are so happy to have broken down more physical barriers to our building and have new, more accessible ways to open our doors to more people.
It is truly amazing to have the opportunity to gather in our church building once again! Our first service back was September 6th and it was a wonderful and joyous reunion!
Though church looks a little bit different we are grateful to have the opportunity to see each other, and to worship and learn about our awesome and amazing God together!
Services start times are still 10:00 am, but if you are planning to attend in person, try to arrive a little bit earlier to allow some time for our new check in procedures.
You can also continue to join us for in2one Church Online Sunday @ 10am.
There are 3 easy steps that will help us to get ready for in-person church gatherings.
1) pre-register for each Sunday that you plan to attend and let us know how many people from your household will attend.
2) Fill out a Contact tracing from - We only need one person from each address to fill out the contract tracing form, and you'll only have to fill it out once. When we have it on file, you're good to go!
3) Check in with a member of our Hospitality / First Impressions team - once you have arrived at church to ensure you've gone through the appropriate check-in procedures
We appreciate your willingness to help keep everyone safe!
Click on the button below to access the pre-registration and contact tracing forms!
- please wash your hands thoroughly before coming to church
- please visit the restroom before coming to church to minimize the use of the church bathroom facilities as much as possible
- please caffeinate according to your needs before coming to church as the church coffee station will not be available for the time being
- please remember to bring a mask
ONCE YOU ARRIVE
- please use only the front entrance to arrive and be sure to check in with our hospitality / first impressions team
- if you have not filled out the contact tracing form ahead of time you will be asked to do so at this time
- answer the questions in the standard screening process upon arrival
- have your temperature taken
- please use the provided hand sanitizing stations to sanitize your hands
- you will be asked to wear a mask - please feel free to bring one from home, or purchase a mask made with love by our very own Laurel Clinton - all proceeds will go directly to supporting Project Accessibility
ONCE YOU ARE INSIDE THE CHURCH
- please practice appropriate physical distancing - 6 feet apart - for anyone not residing in your household as much as possible - and stay in your assigned seats during the service
- please limit contact with your hands and common public touch points as much as possible
- please limit the use of washroom facilities as much as possible (and when it is not possible, please follow the posted procedures for disinfecting / sanitizing the bathroom facilities after use)
- kids will stay with their parents - kids church will temporarily be on hold - to ensure their health and safety
- common public touch points will be reduced as much as possible so the coffee station area, paper bulletins, paper, pens, will not be available
- try to avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth and face
- please take disposable masks/ gloves that you have used with you to help minimize the risk to those who will be cleaning and dis-infecting the church after the service
- please use hand sanitizing stations provided throughout the church
Things that are new:
- everyone will be asked to wear a mask
- we ask that you read along or hum along (instead of singing) to our music worship
- there will be assigned seats
- kids will stay with parents during the service
- you'll be dismissed after the service to exit from the west (rear doors) of the building
- we'll ask that you do your socializing/ catching up outside while practicing appropriate physical distancing
In church gathering F.A.Q (Frequently Asked Questions)
1. What is Contact tracing and why do you need to collect Contact tracing information from me?
According the World Health organization,
Contact tracing is the process of identifying, assessing, and managing people who have been exposed to a disease to prevent onward transmission. When systematically applied, contact tracing will break the chains of transmission of COVID-19 and is an essential public health tool for controlling the virus.
Contact tracing for COVID-19 requires identifying people who may have been exposed to COVID-19 and following them up daily for 14 days from the last point of exposure.
2. Do I have to wear a mask to attend church?
Yes, in York Region starting on July 17, 2020, masks or face coverings are mandatory in all indoor public spaces. We encourage you to bring your own, but if you don’t have one you can purchase one and the proceeds will go to Project Accessibility or you will be provided with a disposable mask.
3. Do I need to wear gloves?
Gloves are not required. Thorough hand washing before coming to church with anti-bacterial soap and using hand sanitizer before entering the building are enough.
4. Why can’t we sing in church?
The rules and guidelines for the opening of places of worship given by the Province of Ontario and Ministry of Health, has explicitly banned singing in public places. Scientific evidence has shown that singing, shouting and breathing heavily expel saliva and nasal secretions into the air, and travel greater distances than normal speech does. As such, engaging in these activities in a public forum like church puts people at a greater risk.
As much as we love to worship with singing, for now to keep everyone as safe as possible, we are following the rules in effect for places of worship.
5. What does it mean that I have to pre-register and how do I do that?
For the time being with restrictions from the government strictly limiting how many people are allowed to be in our building, we need to have a sense of who will be attending in-person events at the church building. We are asking that you pre-register for any event you plan to attend at the church so we can get a sense of whether or not we are nearing capacity. You can find the pre-registration form by clicking on the link button at the top of this page.
5. How long will this last?
At the moment, it is difficult to know. We are currently following the updates given by the Federal and Provincial governments as each stage of re-opening continues, and will keep you informed as things progress and change for our church and community.
6. Can I just continue attending church online?
Yes. Church online will continue every Sunday at 10:00 am, even once we start gathering for church in our building. The service will also repeat on Wednesday evening at 7:00pm in case you are not able to watch on Sunday.
You can continue to access church online through our Youtube channel or our website. CLICK HERE FOR CHURCH ONLINE
If you have any questions, please contact us via social media and/or the rest below.
Church Phone: 905-591-3200
Church Email: [email protected]
Pastor’s email: [email protected]
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in2one Instagram: @in2onechurch
in2one Twitter: @in2onechurch
Prayer Requests: in2one.ca/prayer-request
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