E-bulletin for Sunday January 24th
Service Signup - Jan. 24: We ask those planning to attend this Sunday to contact us so we know numbers ahead of time to stay within current government regulations. This is important as we are nearing capacity on Sundays and cannot guarantee seating if you have not sent us an RSVP. Everyone is invited to join us from home as we stream live via Facebook as well. Thank you!
Church Membership - Feb. 7: If you have been attending The Gate Church for six months and are interested in what it means to be a member here, please join for a short information session following the service on Sunday February 7th.
Annual General Meeting - Feb. 21: All are welcome and church members are asked to attend (in-person or online) for our AGM! The meeting will begin at 5:30pm and cover  budget reviews, projections, and more. If you want to nominate a new board of director member, please send nominations to us by Feb. 14th to ensure nominees are contacted and included in the voting process.
Giving: Tithes and offerings can be made by e-transfer to info@thegate.org, through the giving tab on our website, or by mail. Thank you for your generosity towards this ministry!
Questions to discuss with this Sunday's KidsGate story...

Why did God save Noah and his family from the flood?
Why do you think Noah didn't care if people laughed at his big boat?

Some important details as we resume in-person gatherings:

 While we look forward to meeting in our home church building, there are aspects of the service that will feel different. This will be challenging; we ask for patience and grace from everyone as we navigate what Sundays will be like for the the time being! A few things to expect:

  • Current guidelines stipulate a maximum 15% building capacity, which means we can have at most 45 people in our main space at one time.
  • Please do not attend if you are not well! Anyone experiencing flu symptoms or feels uncomfortable meeting in person is invited to watch from home to join our worship and teaching.
  • Sunday mornings will be available to stream on Facebook live (even if you do not have a Facebook account).
  • Physical distancing is key. Even though we all miss one another, please maintain two meters distance between households and respect these guidelines throughout the entirety of the service.
  • Our main doors will function as the entrance, while the side doors will be used as the exit.
  • Chairs will be set up in pockets which allow people to be physically distanced as we enjoy the service. Please take time to find a pod of seats for the size of you/your family.
  • Face coverings are now mandatory according to temporary bylaw 6239. Please bring a mask from home or see our host team for a disposable one as you enter.
  • Singing is discouraged by AHS; praying along with worship lyrics, or humming along are suggested alternatives to singing aloud.
  • While families are encouraged to be present on Sundays, KidsGate and BabyGate ministries are not offered at this time.
  • We will not have coffee or fellowship time during the service. Instead, we would suggest people fellowship in the park after church in smaller groups, etc.
  • Regular points of contact will be sanitized before, throughout, and after the service.
  • Attendance cards will be distributed to those who attend. Attendance records will only be used in the unlikely event of COVID-19 transmission; otherwise records are destroyed after two weeks.

Please continue to pray pray for our church as we move forward!

 
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