PLEASE NOTE: All Public Worship Services are temporarily postponed until further notice. Please join us for our Live Stream on Sundays at 10:30 AM

Protocols for Public Worship at Snowdon Baptist Church


In order to attend a Sunday church service, please follow these instructions.

1. Registration required before attending a Sunday Service

a. Our priority is still those who do not have any access to watch the service online and our seniors.
This group will be invited to phone Snowdon Baptist Church on Tuesdays at (514) 486-9860 leaving
your name and phone number
. The rest of the congregation is invited to go to our contact us page
or email/phone Sandra on Wednesdays and Thursdays to register your attendance. In addition,
to your name and the names of others who will accompany you, please include all your phone numbers.

Please Note: The Sunday Service Registration Deadline is Friday 3PM.

b. If capacity is reached (65 people), then the person(s) will be registered for the following Sunday to ensure
everyone has an opportunity to attend. If demand is high, then we may need to ask people to attend
every other Sunday.

c. Anyone who develops symptoms after attending must immediately inform the church office so
that appropriate actions can be implemented.

2. Regular service time 10:30am

a. You must arrive 30 minutes before the service commences and enter through the side door adjacent
to the parking lot. As you enter the church please keep the required physical distance as you make your way
to the registration desk and thereafter are seated in time for the start of worship at 10:30.

b. Please park your car on the street. The parking lot will be our space for fellowship after the
service.

c. Only one entrance will be opened to access the church building. Please use the side door entrance
on the parking lot side. The main door (street side) will remain locked, but still can be used to exit.

d. Greeters will be seating attendees starting from the front to the back. If you prefer to sit in the
back, please stand at the end of the line.

3. Upon admittance

a. You must register at the registration table after which you can enter the sanctuary and be seated.

b. We will provide you with hand sanitizer and a new face mask.

c. No offering will be collected during the service. There is a box in which to drop off offering
envelopes. Please write your full name on it. The offering will be prayed over as part of the
service.

d. The greeter will be escorting you to your seat. We kindly ask you to remain at the same place
during the duration of the service.

4. During the service

a. To avoid contact as much as possible we will not have a printed bulletin. Hymnals, Bibles and
contact cards have been removed from the back of pews.

b. There will be no nursery/toddler care and no Junior Church. Two rooms will be set aside
(opposite kitchen and adjacent to the Ladies Washroom) for any parent(s) who needs to
remove a child from the service. Only one family can use the room. Please inform an usher
before doing so.

c. Youth room and Christian Ed room will be locked, but one will be used for pre-service prayer.
The kitchen is closed.

d. We are allowed to sing with the masks on.

e. Only one person at a time will be permitted to use the washrooms and will be escorted by an
usher who will sanitize the washroom after it has been used.

f. The water fountain has been turned off. You are welcome to bring your own bottled water.

g. For communion, we have packets that include the bread and the juice. You will find them
placed in the pews in front of you.

5. At the conclusion

a. People will be directed by the ushers when to vacate starting from the front to the back. We
encourage you to fellowship outside the building while maintaining appropriate physical
distancing in the parking lot.

b. When the church is empty, our cleaning team will then sanitize the church seats and other areas
that have been touched

Important notes:

1) Weekly building use has been approved by the Board to several groups such as the Youth
Group and the Iranian Fellowship. They have agreed to respect the meeting protocols and the
sanitation procedures after they make use of the building.

2) With God’s blessing we will update these instructions to reflect changes in maximum capacity and
other details related to our worship services. Let’s keep praying for our church, for one another and for our city.

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