Church at Home
What is Church at Home? Church at Home is our current strategy for the weekly gathering of our church family. It's not just a social gathering or a Life Group get together. Church at Home is a small group gathering that intentionally meets to worship and consider scripture through our weekly worship service videos. Church at Home groups also participate in communion together on the first Sunday of each month. Additionally, we encourage our Church at Home groups to do life together in some way before or after the worship service video by sharing deeply, praying, considering a way of serving our community and/or sharing food together.
We recognize that actually starting a Church at Home group can feel daunting for some people; there are questions and concerns that feel like barriers to moving in that direction. We want to help! That’s why we’ve created this web page. Below you will find some helpful instructional videos that page you will find resources to help you successfully engage our Church at Home strategy.
If you'd like to be part of a Church at Home group but need help getting connected, contact our church office and we'd love to help you do just that!
In order to follow the Provincial Health best practices during COVID-19 we are asking that each Church at Home or Life Group to maintain an attendance list for each time you meet. The Event Sheet we have prepared asks for a date, meeting location and a list of those who attended with a contact number. If someone in the group contracts COVID-19 the list will enable us to complete the contact tracing accurately. The form needs to be kept for three weeks and then can be shredded. Thanks for partnering with us in maintaining this information for the health of all.
CLICK HERE to download the Event Sign In PDF.
If you are hosting a Church at Home and are considering having food as part of your gathering, please follow the guidelines provided by Work Safe BC:
- Eliminate self-serve style systems, and replace with attended stations or individually wrapped food.
- Ensure adequate handwashing or sanitizing stations are located close to food.
- Ensure appropriate physical distancing is maintained in food service and eating areas. Consider the configuration of tables and seating to ensure distancing is maintained.
- Establish cleaning procedures for condiments and other items brought to the table or available for sharing. Ensure they are cleaned between uses.
- Physical contact between the designated serving individuals and congregants should not occur while serving food or drink. Instead, the server can place the individual food or drink portion in a congregant’s outstretched hand, or on a table for the congregant to pick up.
- The designated serving individuals should wash or sanitize hands immediately before serving.