In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, NPC has implemented a new Health and Safety policy for the eventual reopening of the building. Currently we have not set a date to reopen as we wait for the lockdown to be removed, for COVID cases to decline and the vaccine to be deployed widely. For the full policy, click the link below. For a brief summary of what you can expect at worship once we have reopened, see below.
A Worshipper’s Guide to worshipping in a pandemic
*Note: onsite services have NOT resumed yet.
RSVP: Please RSVP to reserve a pew. RSVPs for Sunday worship will be received as early as the Monday before and no later than 10:00 pm on Saturday. You can RSVP by email (email@example.com) or by phone (905-749-3993). You will then receive a verbal or written confirmation. If there is no space available, your RSVP will be moved to the next available Sunday.
Self-assess: Before coming to worship, please do a self-assessment to ensure you have no COVID-19 symptoms or contact with those who have.
Print your bulletin: If you would like a bulletin, please print one at home and bring it with you. Bulletins will be sent out via email.
Wear a mask: Please wear a mask when inside the church building. If you do not have one, a disposable mask will be provided.
Social Distance: As much as possible, please remain 2 metres from those not in your bubble.
Follow the arrows: Please enter the building by the front doors. An usher will greet you and direct you down one of the two aisles to your seat. After worship, you will be invited to exit the building by following the arrows through the sanctuary doors, into the hall and then out the hall door on the right.
Keep your stuff with you: Please keep anything you bring (coats, purses, hats, etc.) with you and be sure to take any garbage (used tissues, wrappers, etc.) as well.
Sit with your Bubble: Please sit in one of the available, empty pews. You may only sit in a pew with others if they are in your bubble. Children are invited to stay with their bubble (including during children’s time). There is no onsite Sunday School program at this time.
Use the restrooms: The restrooms are available for use. If you need to wait for a restroom to be available, please line up using the tape marks on the floor in the hall.
Make an offering online: Please take advantage of the ways to give to the church remotely. You may also place an offering in the offering plates by the entrance and exit.
Sing with your hearts: Please sing with your hearts, not your lungs.
Read on the screen: Lyrics to the hymns and the scripture readings will be projected on the wall at the front. Hymnbooks and Bibles have been removed from the pews.
Visit outside: Please feel free to have a social distance visit with others in the parking lot as there will be no coffee hour or refreshments following worship.