Effective immediately, we will begin resuming limited in-person services
The government of Yukon has provided guidelines for resuming in-person worship services for churches and other faith-based groups. One requirement is that attendance at the church be limited in order to provide sufficient space for physical distancing.
In order to meet this guideline, we will be allowing a maximum of 25 persons to gather for Sunday service. We will manage this by inviting a portion of the congregation to gather at the church building each week according to your last name (A-F, G-P, Q-Z). For all others, we encourage you to continue to join us via Zoom.
If however, you fall into one of the following categories:
- If you have traveled outside of the territory within the past 14 days, or
- If you have any symptoms associated with Covid-19, or
- If you have had close contact with someone who has traveled recently, or
- If you have had close contact to a confirmed case of Covid-19,
we respectfully ask that you stay home.
(updated June 19, 2020)
Until further notice, our services will be taking place online
We are using Zoom to facilitate our online gatherings. Sunday service will take place each week at 10:30 a.m.
Due to issues with Zoom-bombing, we will no longer be posting the Zoom links online. Please contact Barrett or Jim if you need the link.
(Updated April 30, 2020)
(April 30, 2020)
Thank you to everyone who has joined us online for worship during the ongoing Covid-19 situation. While this has been new for most of us, it has very much been a blessing.
However, due to instances of people abusing the Zoom platform, we will no longer be posting the Zoom links online. Therefore, please contact Barrett or Jim if you do not have access to the latest link.
(March 22, 2020)
Beginning next Sunday, March 29, we will be moving services online. We will provide further details in the next few days, but we anticipate using a live-conferencing application (i.e. Zoom) in order to allow people to participate in real-time. We will then post the video of the service on our website and our Facebook page for those who cannot join us at the scheduled time.
As we also discussed today, we will host a small group of people at the church (Max. 10 people). This is being done in order to facilitate worship for those who are unable to access the technology and those for whom, due to greater health risks, a small Sunday gathering might be the only opportunity to get out of the home. Therefore, for the majority of our community, we would invite you to join us online.
As you know, these steps are being taken due to the public health measures surrounding Covid-19. Though we typically fall below the 50-person ban for gatherings, we at Grace want to be good citizens of Whitehorse and do our part to protect our neighbours.
However, using the technology that's available to us, we want to continue to worship and pray together as a community. Again, further details will be provided in the next few days. You can also check our website for the latest information.
(March 19, 2020)
To the Grace community:
As you are all aware, the recent pandemic has resulted in many changes to all of our daily lives. These measures are important in order to limit the spread of Covid-19 and protect the health of everyone in Whitehorse, especially the most vulnerable in our city. Grace Community Church, recognizing the importance of communal worship, wants to make everyone aware of the following considerations:
Currently, the ban on public gatherings is set at 50 people. As we are below that limit, we are continuing to meet this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. However, please continue to check this website or our Facebook page for the latest update.
Following the public health guidelines, we ask that you stay home if you are feeling unwell, if you are especially susceptible (i.e. elderly, those with a reduced immune capacity), if you have been out of the country recently, or if you have otherwise been in close proximity with an at-risk person or population. Further, we ask all attendees to refrain from physical contact with others, including, but not limited to, hand-shaking and hugging. We also ask that everyone be aware of personal space recommendations. Due to the increased risk, for the time being we will be cancelling post-service snacks, communion, and Sunday School.
The leadership team and elders board are working on plans in the event that we need to temporarily cancel in-person gatherings altogether. This will entail online meetings in some shape or form. We will keep everyone updated.
Mostly, we want to remind everyone that, though inconvenient, all of these measures are important and temporary. Life goes on and will go on under the sovereignty of Jesus Christ. In the meantime, we encourage you to stay positive, trusting in God, to be good neighbours, and to be good ambassadors of the Kingdom.