August 26, 2021
As of Wednesday, August 25th, a new order from the Provincial Health Officer requires people 12 and older to wear masks in indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status. While religious gatherings are exempt from this order, we do consider ourselves a public indoor space and we recognize that there may be vulnerable individuals attending in-person services. As such, we are requesting that all people 12+ wear a mask when inside the Johnston Heights Church building. Given the current COVID-19 infection numbers as well as the current health order, we feel this is an appropriate request to protect people most at risk in our community. In addition to this, we have increased spacing between chairs and in the aisles. For those who would prefer to attend virtually, please feel free to continue joining the service livestream every Sunday at 10:00 am on the church’s YouTube channel. Thank you for your continued support and patience as we continually navigate changes.
Jon Thiessen (Lead Pastor)
Josh Thiessen (Board Chair)
Josephine Papp (Health and Safety Committee Chair)
- Do we need to wear masks? Masks are requested. While religious gatherings are exempt from this order, we do consider ourselves a public indoor space. As such, we are requesting that all people 12+ wear a mask when inside the Johnston Heights Church building.
- Do we have to have a vaccine passport to attend services? No, religious gatherings are considered essential services. Weddings will require proof of vaccine as of September 13, 2021.
- Can we still sing? Yes
- Do we need to preregister and/or have contact tracing info for services? No
- Can we have a social meal after service or at another time? Yes, but then we need to follow the current Gathering and Event order. There are limits on attendance, seating must be provided for all attendees, access must be restricted, and masks are required.
- Can we visit before and after the service? Yes, but maybe consider extended visiting outside after the service.
If you have any further questions about your safety while visiting Johnston Heights Church, please contact us here