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Updated Friday, September 11*
Cedarview Alliance Church,
The staff, the elders, and the many ministry leaders of Cedarview are very thankful for the way the whole church family has demonstrated patience, perseverance, innovation, and resilience as we’ve tried to navigate the challenges of the past 6 months.
As you know, at the end of July we began to host in-person worship gatherings, while learning the technology needed to have the worship service streamed live online. You can register for the in-person gathering by clicking the link you find on the main page of the website https://cedarview.ca/. You can also use that same page to find the link for the live stream service. The screening and safety steps for the in-person worship: sanitization, physical distancing, and mask-wearing can be found when you click on the registration link. Special thanks to the dedicated tech and worship team!
We were thrilled that Summer Day Camp was able to move forward during the first two weeks of August. The leaders followed the guidelines given to Day Camps by the City of Ottawa. These included lowering the total number of campers, screening, smaller groups, sanitizing, and masks for leaders. What an answer to prayer that there were no confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported, and that the kids and leaders had a wonderful two weeks of learning great truths and having fun together. Thank you to the leaders, volunteers, and parents (and the children themselves) for working together.
We are watching carefully to see the impact of school re-openings on families and communities in Ottawa, and for each of the following plans we will change course if needed. Everything we begin to do, we will do gradually and will follow COVID-Wise guidelines of physical distancing, mask-wearing indoors, sanitization, registration for contact tracing, and screening questions.
Youth Ministry will return this fall, stay tuned for future announcements and contact Pastor Matt for questions at [email protected]
For Children’s Ministry on Sundays, following Thanksgiving – on October 25th, we are hoping to offer Sunday Preschool and Kids Church and then later Nursery. These programs will follow similar guidelines as we had for Day Camps with small groups of 10 and no large group gatherings. Kids attending will register in advance and be placed in their small group classes according to leaders available. Thank you to Pastor Lena and the volunteers who are preparing to welcome those families who may choose to come. Please register during the week to help us prepare (the link will be supplied by the church general email and will be found online).
*Please note that if you are interested in serving in this area, contact Pastor Lena at [email protected]
For Emerging Explorers Preschool Program for 2-4yrs has places available for the Tues/Thurs morning class which plans to start Tuesday, September 22nd. Health & Safety guidelines have been incorporated into this program for little ones. For details, please contact [email protected]
For Facility Use for Cedarview Ministry - Also following Thanksgiving, the church will be available for ministry groups to begin meeting again – with some important conditions. The spaces will be more limited, and the requirements will include the need for groups to follow COVID-WISE protocols for indoor spaces which are currently being developed and will be distributed upon request. If you are connected to our small group network and would like to see if a space can be available for your group connect with John Norton at [email protected] .
Office & Staff Availability: We continue to reduce the number of people in our office space, so the best way to contact the office is by email [email protected] or by leaving a message on our church phone at 613.825.5393. Staff emails can be found here: https://cedarview.ca/about-us/staff/
Thank you for your continued patience and participation, and through the grace and love you extend to one another.
Together with you for Christ and His Kingdom,