As the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus is actively spreading through the population around us, we as elders are concerned to do all we can to protect the health of all who belong to the WBC community, and all who meet with us on Sunday mornings. As you may be aware, the province is now requiring that everyone who attends non-essential gatherings be vaccinated, and we will be complying with that directive. This means that it will be a requirement for everyone attending WBC meetings other than Sunday morning services to be fully vaccinated.
We believe that the effectiveness of the vaccine has been clearly demonstrated in preventing infection from COVID-19, or at least in reducing the risk of serious illness to those infected. Those who choose not to receive the vaccine are not only placing themselves at risk, but are placing the people they contact at increased risk of infection. We are therefore strongly encouraging everyone who attends WBC services, and who had not been vaccinated, to get vaccinated as quickly as possible.
The elders are concerned for the health and safety of everyone who attends on a Sunday morning. Since we have quite a few people who are immune-compromised and therefore at greater risk of serious illness, face masks will now be a requirement for attendance on a Sunday morning. (This is in line with the new health order issued by the BC Government.)
In order to protect those we love and care for, we would like people to observe distancing when seated and to keep their masks on while singing. During the announcements, preaching and communion the wearing of masks will be optional. (This will place us in a similar situation as restaurants with dine-in guests.)
The face mask requirement will be reassessed from time to time.
Thank you all for your understanding and continued support during these unprecedented times.
We are delighted to announce that in-person attendance for our Sunday Morning Services has been approved by the BC Government. (Please see "Covid announcement" above for the latest guidelines.)
Sunday services will be streamed at 10:00 am on YouTube every Sunday: WBC YouTube Channel
The live service can also be viewed on our website, and will be available for later viewing on YouTube as well as the "Sermons" page on our website.
Wednesdays: Prayer meeting Now at 7:15 pm (Open to the whole congregation)
Fridays: Care group/Bible study has been suspended for the rest of the summer.
The questions for this week's study are attached hereto and can be downloaded by clicking on it. (it will be updated every week.)
Here is the link you need:
Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/6638375009
Meeting ID: 663 837 5009
You will also NOW need a password. It will be emailed to you. In case you missed it you can phone the church office or someone else.
You can join in two different ways:
1) Copy and paste this link into your browser https://zoom.us/j/6638375009 - then enter the meeting ID if required.
2) Download the Zoom app onto your computer, phone or tablet and open that up. Click on "join meeting" and enter the meeting ID. When you join you will have to say yes to access video. Then you will have to say yes to access audio. Once you have done that you should be able to see and hear everyone else. Use "gallery view" to see everyone else equally on your screen. The person currently speaking will be highlighted.
Please note that you DO NOT have to set up a Zoom account to join meetings. (That is only for people who will be hosting meetings.)
Here is a link to a helpful video on getting started by using your computer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URG535kikzU
Here is a link to getting started by using your smartphone: https://youtu.be/GEQLjLYhuJQ
Here is a short video how to keep your computer healthy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCugpupB9cg
Please do not hesitate to call me (604) 345-4986 if you are experiencing any difficulty. I can't promise anything, but I will try and help you get sorted out. :)
Hope to see you all online!