Re-opening Planning Team – Stouffville United Church

The Ontario Provincial government announced that churches can re-open for worship on June 12th with physical distancing and at up to 30% of their capacity.  At Stouffville United our utmost concern is to ensure that we are a safe place for all our staff, volunteers and church members.  We know there are many vulnerable people in our community. Everything we do needs to minimize the risks of Covid19 for all of us.
Our Council has created a Re-Opening Team to ensure that our transition planning to re-open our facility and to begin in-person worship will consider all aspects of safety and that we communicate and adapt our plans as we move forward. 
We will be taking a cautious and careful approach to re-opening our building, after conferring with church leadership and our regional health authority experts.  We expect to receive further guidance from these groups in the weeks to come.
As we develop more detailed plans we will communicate them clearly with all of you on our website, News of the Week newsletter and during Worship at Home online announcements.
Our church has never been ‘Closed’.  We’ve been worshipping together, keeping connected with our community and helping each other during these unsettling times.  That won’t change.   For the near term we will be continuing our online worship services and activities.

Stouffville United Church
Re-opening Team
June 9, 2020