What you need to know when attending In Person Worship

Registration is Required

  • Telephone registration for Sunday service will occur on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. (519-886-5820)

  • Preferred is registration by email at mtzion@mzlc.ca. Cut off time for both phone and email is Wednesday at 12:30 PM. Your email registration will be effective only when you receive a confirmation email.

  •  You may sign up for only one service at a time to allow all members equal access to the service.   Seating is assigned and may not be changed. You may make special health requests which will be accommodated if possible.

When Entering the building  

  • Arrive Early (9:30-9:45) 

  • A mask is required by everyone unless a valid medical reason is presented.

  • Only one attendee/family enters at a time. 

  • Volunteer will guide your entrance. You will be asked to answer health questions and indicate you can answer “no” to all health questions.

At Registration

  • Names will be checked and your temperature will be taken. Persons with an elevated temperature (above 38 degrees) will not be admitted.     

  • You will be assigned a seat number

  • You will be greeted by an usher at narthex entrance,

    • ask for hearing assist device or a printed sermon if desired.

  • Washrooms will be open for one person at a time

  • Cloakroom will not be available. Keep your personal belonging with you. 

During Worship

  • Remain masked

  • Please enjoy the music, singing along is not permitted but humming is ok.

  • Relax and prepare for worship

 

After the Service

  • Following the postlude, ushers will guide you out one group at a time

  • Leave the building directly, but do socialize in the parking lot while physically distancing.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

1. Before you register for the service, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Am I or anyone in my household showing any signs of illness?

  • Have I or anyone in my household had a fever or other flu-like symptoms in the past 14 days?

  • Have I or anyone in my household been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days?

  • Have I or anyone in my household travelled outside Canada in the past 14 days?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, we ask that you please join the service online through our u-tube streaming service. While we are trying to provide a safe environment to return to in-person services, if you are choosing to attend in-person, you do so at your own risk.

 

2. Are masks required?

Yes, There is a bylaw in Waterloo Region that required all attendees to wear a mask the entire time that you are in a church building.  Children under the age of 5, as well as those with a medical condition making them unable to safely wear a mask, are exempt for this requirement.

 

3.  If there are no seats left, can I just show up?  Unfortunately, no.  We are legally required to limit our attendance to no more than 30% of our sanctuary capacity at this time.  If there is no space left at a particular service, you are encouraged to sign up for the next one.  If you arrive and there are seats available which are not signed for, you will be able to attend after all registered attendees are seated.??

 

4. What is expected of those attending?  We ask that each individual who chooses to attend in-person worship at this time and adheres to any and all precautions that have been put in place by the government and the Mount Zion Church Council.

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