COVID-19 Blog

COVID-19 Update

November 28th, 2020

With all the adjustments over the past few weeks to COVID-19 plans in Saskatchewan, we thought we should send a short note to confirm what this means for First Baptist as we do what we can to care for one another.Food Security Cluster

Sunday morning worship will remain open. We do have a number of people for whom taking part online is not as easy or not possible and we would like to make them our priority. The maximum number of people we can have in the sanctuary is thirty. The last few weeks we have had fewer than thirty in attendance as many who had been attending in person opted to remain home.

Masks in common areas, hand washing upon entry, and space between households continues to be required by everyone, at all times. Please see our Guidelines.

Children and Youth in-person programs are on hold with some activities moving online. There is a children’s time after the morning worship service on Zoom on Sundays.



COVID-19 Worship Service Guidelines

September 3rd, 2020

Attending Worship Services During COVID-19: From The Outside In

As of March 2021, places of worship in the Regina area will remain at the current capacity level, which is a maximum of 30 individuals.

We will use only the Victoria Avenue doors. To enter, please use the door that is furthest east. All other doors will remain locked. Please do not enter even if you have a key. (All doors will be clearly marked.)

The elevator door should be used exclusively by those needing to use the elevator. A greeter will be there to welcome and assist you.

Everyone will exit through the Victoria Avenue door that is furthest west.

Arrows on the floor and signs will provide directions in the building. The balcony will remain closed for the time being.

Upon entering, a greeter will be in the east foyer to welcome you.

Everyone over the age of eight will be asked to wear a mask the entire time they are in the building.

Everyone will wash their hands with sanitizer when they enter the building.

If you have Covid-19 symptoms, please take part through Zoom and get better soon! No one should attend if they have Covid-19 symptoms.

Children will remain with their families during the service for the time being. Those of us in the sanctuary miss the sound of children on Sunday. Those who come will be welcome!

Take your coats and belongings with you to your seat.

An offering plate will be placed by the door to the sanctuary as you enter.

Take a bulletin and a hymnal as you enter. Leave these in the pews when you leave.

A record of those in attendance plus contact information will be kept.

After the benediction, please exit while keeping two meters of distance from those outside your household bubble.

We will not be holding “Time For Friends” at present. We look forward to a time in the future when we will be able to enjoy this time of fellowship again.

Please take time to review the letter from your board and pastor.


COVID-19 Update

July 30th, 2020

The provincial guidelines for places of worship were changed around the end of June.Food Security Cluster

However, the consensus among the board and pastors remains that we wait on reopening our Sunday morning in-person worship services. For the time being, we will continue to meet online on Sundays. Learning for Life will continue all summer at 9:30 a.m. and the service start time will remain at 11 a.m.

A committee has been created to plan the restart of in-person Sunday worship services. They are considering possibly September or earlier. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak with one of the board members or pastors. Our phone team will be in touch as well. We wish to hear how everyone is doing and how many of us are ready to take part in in-person gatherings (following all the health guidelines).




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