Dear Morningstar Family,
Thanks for your patience and staying tuned as we worked on the reopening plan. We have been working very hard to get our building ready and excited for our opening Sunday, June 28 with one service at 9am until further notice. The services will continue to be livestreamed at both 9am and 11am.
While we have done everything possible to reflect the safety protocols of the provincial and municipal health guidelines for places of worship, we have limit our reopening to one service to ensure we get the reopening right. Your health and that of your family is paramount to us even as we worship together again in our building.
In order for us to stay within the guidelines of 30% of our building capacity as well as maintaining a 2 metre (6 foot) radius between each seat(s), there will only be room for up to 140 people in our auditorium. We realize this will mean some will not be able to attend on a given Sunday. We will monitor the demand for attendance and review the number of services offered going forward.
Registration Process for Services
To ensure a fair and smooth attendance in accordance with the provincial guidelines, we have set up an online registration system (accessible through our website) that will allow you to register to attend the service each week. We are asking that you only register once every other week to allow for as many people to get an opportunity to participate in an in-person service. If there is room at the end of the week to accommodate more people you are welcome to register even if you attended service the previous week. The online registration will be limited to 100 people per service. You can also call the office (416-281-4138) during business hours (9am-4:30pm) and register. Registration will open beginning Tuesday, June 23.
Please note that we are asking those who are 65 and older, families with kids below grade 3, those who are immune compromised and those who have developmental disabilities to not attend in person services at this time. There is an exception for parents with infants who would like to attend (the nursery will be open but not staffed). We would like to stress that while we want as many who are eligible to come there is no pressure to return to in-person worship at this time. So, if you are not ready to return or have family members who you feel may be put at risk by a gathering such as this, please know you have our blessing to stay home and return when you feel it is safe to do so.
Please note the following details before registering:
- We are encouraging everyone to register on line or by phoning the church. We have limited the number of on line and phone in registrations in order to make available a few places for visitors who might come to our church on a given Sunday.
- You will need to answer 4 screening questions before you register on line, over the phone or at the door: Please note these questions apply to everyone in your household: