Outdoor Service This Sunday

Outdoor Service This Sunday

We have changed our plans for this Sunday’s services. We’re inviting everyone to join us for an outdoor worship service at 11:00 AM in our parking lot. In addition, a live stream of our 9:00 AM service (indoors without attendees) will be available online at woodsidechurch.ca/live 

Why the change?
Earlier this week Woodside was informed directly by the Region of Waterloo that the way to calculate 15% capacity has changed with this latest “Step 1” re-opening. This means we are limited to a total of 15 people in our Worship Centre and 20 in our Gym for religious services. With these new numbers, the Elders have agreed that the best option this Sunday is to have an outdoor service which is only limited by physical distance between households. 

How will the outdoor service work?
There will be a stage by the building and everyone will be seated by households across our parking lot. Please bring your own lawn chairs. We need to keep at least 6 feet / 2 meters distance between households and will have areas marked out. 

As parking spots will be limited, if you are able to, please walk to church. There will be parking attendants directing you to available parking. 

Right now there is rain forecast throughout the weekend. Please come prepared with umbrellas, etc. in case of rain. If the service needs to be cancelled due to inclement weather, that decision will be communicated by 10:30 AM (by email, website, facebook). 

There will not be a separate Kids’ program at the outdoor service so parents are encouraged to bring their own activities and all the kids are welcome to bring sidewalk chalk to draw on the pavement. Online content for children will still be available at woodsidechurch.ca/sundaykids

Other important information

  • Please self-screen before you arrive. If you are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms please stay at home.
  • Masks are only required when you cannot maintain 6 feet (2 meters) distance from anyone not part of your household.
  • The washrooms near the gym/café will be accessible (there are change tables in both of them) but otherwise please do not enter the building.

The 9:00 AM live stream service will be available to watch anytime on Sunday through Wednesday at woodsidechurch.ca/live 

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding as we are making this change. 

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday! 

Jeremy Malloy
Executive Pastor
519-669-1296 x25