Here's an update from Living Waters Church following the release from B.C.'s health authorities concerning the new restrictions for religious organizations.
As of November 19, 2020, indoor religious gatherings are no longer permitted. These province-wide restrictions will be in place for the next month and will be reviewed throughout the month.
These gatherings include things like Life Groups, worship services of any size and other indoor public events. Outdoor events are permitted so long as health and safety protocols are followed (such as a drive-thru).
Even though LWC has an approved COVID-19 Safety Plan in place that has allowed us to safely gather in our church building, these new restrictions supersede those precautions. However, though gatherings are not permitted, religious buildings remain open for essential community support and as workplaces.
In the coming days, we will aim to clarify further what this means for community volunteerism and other connection points.
Though this news is obviously disappointing for many of us, we want to remind you that there are many ways to connect online through Life Groups, Church at Home on Sundays and other online Network events. Please see the website for more details!
Let's all continue to pray, stay safe and do our very best to stick together through this challenging season. If you have any questions, please let us know!