Sunday Sign-up Details

Please Note: The platform in the Sanctuary is not accessible to the public, and we ask that all attendees do not go onto the platform. Those leading from the stage will not be required to wear masks while doing so.

— October 4th Sign Up —
Below you will find a link to our sign-up for this Sunday, October 4th. However you will notice we are using a new system which involves a few changes in the registration process.

The link will bring you to a main page for the event, where you will click register. On the next page, you will see an option for Sanctuary seating or Serving roles (deacons/sound booth who don’t need seats). Please choose the appropriate amount of tickets for your entire household unit. You will then be brought to the registration page. On this page there are a few important details I would like to point out. First, you will see a slot for Contact Information for you, the person doing the registering. You will then see spots below for Registration [#]. This is where you fill out the details for each of the members of your household attending (which also involves filling out your own information a second time). Information marked with a red star is required.

When you reach the very bottom of the page you will see two separate check-boxes that have to do with Eventbrite promotions. Do not check these boxes unless you wish to receive promotions that are unrelated to Oakridge.

When your registration is complete you should receive a confirmation email. Despite the use of the word “tickets”, you do not need to bring any form of printed or e-ticket, as we will have you on our registration list just by signing up!

We have been nearing our capacity the last few of weeks, so make sure if you wish to attend you sign up sooner rather than later. The sign-up link will close on Saturday evening, or whenever we reach capacity.

We encourage you to read our full Sunday Service details below if you haven’t already. If you wish to sign up for Sunday, October 4th, please do so here.

On Sunday, June 14th, we opened our doors for our first in-person corporate worship gathering since March, and we will be continuing to do so! However, given the provincial government and public health regulations and guidelines, things will obviously look significantly different than normal. ALL participants who plan to attend our service MUST sign up ahead of time, including a separate sign up for every individual. Our E-Service will also continue to be distributed in a timely manner for those not attending in person.

We ask that everyone who is considering signing up take the time to fully read through this document in advance. We also strongly recommend that you familiarize yourself with the government mandates and recommendations at https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-stop-spread especially the sections on “What you need to do”, “Everyday actions”, and “Physical distancing”. We also strongly encourage you to use their “Self Assessment” tool to understand your personal risk level and to help keep everyone safe. Even though we are following provincial guidelines, there is still risk when gathering together, so please make your own decision based on your circumstances. If you or anyone in your household feels ill, have had any symptoms of illness, or have come in contact with someone who is ill; or if you have recently returned from travel outside Canada, please DO NOT sign up or plan to attend this Sunday.

If, having read this document, you are interested in attending, please sign up with the link below, or if you are having issues registering that way, contact Pastor Andrew directly.

Arrival

Our service will begin at 10:30am. We ask that you aim to arrive early, as maintaining safe physical distancing and registering attendance will make entry take longer than usual. We have a large parking lot, so please do your best to make use of it by leaving an empty space between cars. We will be only accepting entry through the main front door, which will be propped open. Please do not enter through any other means. Physical distancing spots will be marked on the sidewalk leading up to the doors. If a line has formed to the end of the sidewalk, please stay at your car until a spot opens up. We will be providing hand sanitizer to everyone at the doors, and we will have someone in the foyer checking temperature and keeping record of those in attendance as a means of contact tracing. You will then be able to enter into the sanctuary by means of a propped open door. Available seats will be marked with individually packaged communion cups. Please find a grouping of cups that matches your household group size.

During

It is essential that from arrival to the property to departure, several regulations are kept. Safe physical distancing of a minimum of 2 metres must be kept between anyone outside of your household for the duration. The expectation is that your entire household will stay together for the entirety of the gathering. Children are welcome to be in attendance, provided they have been signed up, but there will be no childcare, Sunday School, or other children’s programming. As of Sunday, July 26th, masks are mandatory in enclosed indoor public places, and you can read the local bylaw on masks and face coverings at https://www.halton.ca/For-Residents/Immunizations-Preventable-Disease/Diseases-Infections/New-Coronavirus/Reopening-Halton-Region#0.5 Masks will be available when you enter the building if you do not have your own. Please take your communion packaging with you when you leave and dispose in the provided garbage bin. High-touch surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized, but please do your best to limit unnecessary touching. All other rooms within the church will be closed and inaccessible.

Departure

Except in case of emergency, we ask everyone to exit the church in a timely manner after service through the marked and opened exit doors. Dispose of your communion packaging in the garbage bin by the exit, and hand sanitizer will be provided. We ask that you do not socialize with other households within the church building, and the governmental guidelines recommend limiting social gathering and interaction on the way to your vehicles.

We know these are not ideal circumstances, but we are making the best of what we have been given. We ask that you please be patient and gracious with everyone, and respect the direction and guidance of our elders, staff, and deacons. Our hope is that whether you will be in attendance or not, you are rejoicing with us at God’s glorious provision, and eagerly anticipating the day when we can all be together again!