October 1, 2021

Safely returning to worship at Thamesview United Church

We are returning to a familiar, sacred space in a way that may not be familiar.

The Safe Return Committee was formed in the spring and met several times to provide guidance: Bob Harris, Sandy Kreis, Stephanie Shute, Rev. Nancy and Kate Monk. We’ve followed guidelines from the province and from our local health unit. We’ve received input from the congregation through two surveys. We continue to receive information from the health unit, province and the United Church. We know things can change each week.

We’ve made recommendations to council and we feel confident we can worship together safely, following some simple rules.

At this time, we would like people be fully vaccinated to enter the building and to follow safety protocols. We realize children can’t be vaccinated and they are welcome. We know there are medical reasons why some adults won’t be vaccinated. We are hopeful that in the near future our worship services will be opened again to everyone. We will be reviewing this policy regularly, as new information and protocols are updated by health professionals and the province.

We are happy we can provide online services for people who aren’t here in person. We know viewing online isn’t the same as being in person, but right now, nothing is the same. We need to keep everyone safe.

Greeters will not be asking for proof of vaccination like restaurants and other businesses. We are a community of faith operating in a spirit of trust. Each Saturday, you’ll receive a COVID screening questionnaire by email. Please review it before you come to church. You don’t need to reply to the church to let us know how you answered the questions.

If you are feeling unwell, please stay at home (and tune into our YouTube channel).

Let’s wear our masks over our mouths and noses, sanitize our hands and keep some distance between us.

We love to greet each other with handshakes and hugs and those will have to wait for awhile.

And we love our time of fellowship after the service. We’re happy that we’re able to gather in the parking lot after the service for refreshments.

A huge thanks to the people who donated money for the recording equipment and the volunteers operators. We are working through the glitches of uniting our sound system with the new equipment and are confident we will be able to provide a quality product.

Be safe! Stay well

Thamesview United Church LIVE STREAMING Sunday Services at 10:30 am

TUC Worship Service will be recorded and available afterwards

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Please remember that there are a few ways to give your offering. Even when we are not meeting together for our services, Thamesview’s expenses, and the work of God financed by your giving, continue. Thank you.

  • A cheque sent in mail to the church: Thamesview United Church, 3178 Perth Rd.163, Fullarton, ON, N0K 1H0

  • Sign up for PAR- download pdf (click on par photo) and email to thamesviewtreasurer@gmail.com

And may the peace of God, the love of Christ and the strength of God's Spirit be the guiding and sustaining force in our lives these days, and always,



Rev. Nancy Knowles

Thamesview United Church, Fullarton