At Tenth, the health and safety of our congregants and staff is a priority. We continue to pay close attention to the impact of COVID-19, and as a result we are taking the following proactive measures to ensure the continued well-being of our church community:
Changes to the greeting portion of our service
We are encouraging everyone to welcome people with a wave and a smile, and to refrain from handshaking and hugging each other.
Precautions around Communion
We will be taking precautions regarding the serving of the elements for our Communion Services. We will continue to recognize the sacrifice Jesus made when He died on the cross for our sins. Each week, we will review the best option to take during holy communion and we leave it up to each congregant to receive holy communion or refrain from participating in this part of the service.
Giving at the end of service
Depending on the site, our hosts will hold offering bags at the exits or provide opportunities to give during Communion. This means we don't need to touch the offering bag as it passes by us in the seats. You are also welcome to give online as outlined at www.tenth.ca/give.
Reminder to wash and sanitize our hands An important thing we can do to prevent COVID-19 and other illnesses is to wash our hands regularly and avoid touching our face.
If you are feeling ill or have been exposed, we ask that you consider listening to our sermons online at home. Sermons are posted on our website, www.tenth.ca/sermons, each Monday. Should you be feeling ill, we are available to offer prayer and support; please contact your site pastor or the church office.
According to the BC Centre for Disease Control, the risk to anyone in our community is still considered low. We encourage you to keep up-to-date with information from Health Authorities including the Provincial Health Officer and the BC Centre for Disease Control.
In this time where many people feel uncertainty, let us continue to pray for our community and world.
Much grace and peace to you,
Ken Shigematsu, senior pastor, and Betty MacLeod, executive director