New Brunswick’s Alert Level 2 COVID 19 Impact on Grace Worship
New Brunswick returned to Level 2 on January 29. As we seek to be compliant with current provincial regulations, the following plan which will be in place until further notice of changes.
Sunday Worship Plan
As people enter through the Welcome Centre doors those age 12 and older will be asked to provide proof-of-vaccination. The government directive indicates: “Proof of vaccination may be provided by showing an immunization record or a photograph of an immunization record from a regional health authority clinic, pharmacy or Public Health. New Brunswicker's can also show proof of vaccination by using the MyHealthNB portal. People who have been vaccinated outside the province may provide proof of vaccination from that jurisdiction.”
Masks must be worn at all times while in the building and participating in a gathering or worship service. This includes all persons participating in children’s church when it is offered. The only exception is for persons on the platform leading in a part of the worship service or momentarily to partake of communion elements.
Sections of pews will be roped off to allow for household bubbles to be socially distanced from each other and the platform.
No congregational singing is allowed under Alert Level 2. A soloist will lead in musical portions of worship.
Compassion & Prayer
We recognize there are those struggling the impact of this pandemic on our lives and those of us who struggle with the regulations for a variety of reasons. We am reminded of Paul’s instructions to “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” (Romans 12:12) Let me encourage us to all remember the many reasons we have for hope as followers of Christ, to be kind, patient and compassionate with others as we seek to navigate these circumstances with the love of Christ, and to continually uphold our province, our leaders and one another in prayer.