Covid-19 Update

April 16, 2021

At this time, we will be worshiping online every Sunday at 10 AM on online.springvale.org or our YouTube channel.

 

If you are feeling the loneliness of being distant from others, we would encourage you to consider joining a Life Group.  Our Life Group ministry is central to the ongoing care, spiritual growth, and community during this challenging time.  Life Groups are a smaller number of people who meet weekly to get into God’s Word, care for one another, develop meaningful friendships, and together grow deeper in their relationships with Jesus.  For more information on Life Groups please contact Carla by email: carla@springvale.org.

 

Have questions related to COVID-19 safety at Springvale? Connect with our leaders directly at info@springvale.org

 

More Information

At this time our services are online only.

 

The following is some of the information you will need to know if you are considering joining us in-person.

 

General Expectations of Attendees

  • Be considerate and extend grace with others who may have a different perspective on COVID-19.  Some may be more comfortable with people than others.  It is important that we lovingly walk with each other on this journey.  Be careful of judgement with one another.
  • Avoid shaking hands and adhere to all recommended physical distancing expectations.
  • If you meet the definition of a vulnerable individual please use your discretion when deciding on attending in-person services.
  • Face coverings or masks are now required unless individuals meet one of the exemptions.  Please review our Face Covering Procedure for more details.
  • When coughing or sneezing use a tissue to cover your nose and mouth and dispose of the tissue immediately.  Do not cough/sneeze into your hands directly.
  • Please adhere to all directions and signage.  We will have teams to help direct you.

Self-Assessment Questions

Please be sure you can answer “NO” to each of these questions. If not, please stay home and enjoy the service online;

  • Do you have any of the following new or worsening symptoms; fever, cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, new taste or smell disorder, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, or runny nose or nasal congestion (in absence of other reasons like seasonal allergies)?
  • Have you returned from travel outside Canada in the last 14 days?
  • Have you had contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19?
  • Have you had contact with anyone who has been told to self-quarantine themselves?
  • Are you awaiting a COVID-19 test result?

Additional Information

  • We ask that you pre-register and do a self-assessment prior to attending. An email will be sent out on Monday morning for the upcoming Sunday.
  • Please view your email for instructions and do not attend if you are exhibiting any symptoms indicated in the Self-Assessment questions.
  • Please park on the south end of the building and enter the church via the south-facing set of doors only.
  • Please arrive between 9:40 – 9:50 am to ensure timely seating.
  • Hand sanitizer will be given to everyone entering the building.
  • Upon entry – please proceed directly to your seats.
  • Non-household members will need to be at least three chairs apart from one another.
  • Until guidelines are modified, we ask that the congregation refrains from singing out loud but to sing in their hearts and minds.
  • Our service will continue to be approximately 1 hour long.
  • At this time, we will be offering Springvale Kids programming for SK-Grade 5 students.
  • At the end of the service, please remain seated until dismissed and exit the building immediately.
  • Washrooms will be available but we ask that you refrain from using them unless absolutely necessary and respect physical distancing if you do use them.
  • We will continue to employ online giving methods or offerings can be dropped off in the boxes located by the exit doors.