Protocols for Public Worship at Snowdon Baptist Church


Revised June 15th, 2021, replaces May 14th, 2021
In order to continue the gradual re-opening of Snowdon to public worship, the following protocols and
plans are set forth as Phase 2, subject to revisions and to be finalized by the Board.

1. On Sunday, July 4th our number of worshippers will be increased from 25 to 65

a. Our priority is still those who do not have any access to watch the service online and our
seniors. These people will be invited to phone Snowdon Baptist Church on Tuesdays at (514) 486-9860.
The rest of the congregation is invited to go to our contact us page or call Sandra on Wednesdays and
Thursdays to register your attendance along with the names of others who will accompany you.

b. If capacity is reached, 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 line up outside of the main
door keeping the required physical distance to be seated in time for the start of worship.

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

c. Only one entrance on the street side will be opened to access the church building. The back
door 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 before entering the building.

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.

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 start Phase 3 by the 3rd week of September. Let’s keep praying for
our church and for our city.

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