July 2nd 2021
Dear Byron Community Church Family
As promised, I am following up on my letter of June 1, 2021 regarding resumption of in-person services at Byron Community Church.
I am encouraged, as I hope you are, by the progress in the reduction of COVID-19 cases in our province and by the increase in the number of first and second doses of the vaccines that have been administered. As thresholds outlined by the Ministry of Health are met, the government’s plan is to allow more people at single gatherings, both indoor and outdoor.
To that end, I am excited to let you know that we are working toward September 12 as the first Sunday that we will meet together in person at the church, as long as things continue to progress as they have and no further restrictions are implemented.
During the transitionary period from September through December, we will be hosting condensed worship services. This will include a time of singing, scripture reading, and a 25-minute sermon. Older children will be invited to complete a sermon worksheet that could earn them a prize. Younger children will be invited to the “Rainforest” for an exciting new Sunday School Program. For those uncomfortable with or unable to return to the in-person experience, our Sunday morning sermons will continue to be filmed and be made available online.
Safety is a top priority. As the government releases further guidelines regarding stage three of the provincial reopening plan, we will continue to develop and adapt our protocols for in-person services. We would encourage all eligible people to get fully vaccinated by September. If we can be of help arranging transportation, helping with online appointments, etc., please contact the church office.
Thank you for your continued support of our BCC family!
On behalf of the leadership team,