Maple Grove United Church Reopening

As of November 14, 2021, Maple Grove United Church will resume holding “in-person” worship services in our sanctuary. Services will continue to be recorded and posted. To ensure, insofar as possible, the safety of our staff, members, adherents, guests, tenants, short-term renters, and all others who enter our building, the Maple Grove United Church Council was unanimous in deciding that MGUC implement the policy outlined below. 
MAPLE GROVE UNITED CHURCH COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICYEffective November 14, 2021, proof of full vaccination (two doses, with a minimum period of 14 days from the date of receiving the second dose) is required for everyone entering the church building including:·     
those attending in-person worship services, including weddings, funerals, and any other special services in the church.·     
attendees at rental events/meetings/concerts.·     
Staff (anyone paid by the church)·     contractors·     Lay leaders, volunteers, adult music groups, attendees at church meetings and events.
Exemptions from this requirement are children who are not currently eligible for vaccination, any individual producing proof of a medical exemption and anyone receiving pastoral care from a minister.  
Individuals producing proof of a medical exemption must produce a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours prior to entering. Exceptions may be made for crisis counselling situations.

Apart from young children, it is mandatory to wear a mask while in the building and to observe social distancing protocols.Tenants and other users are responsible for ensuring that MGUC’s policies are implemented and adhered to.  
Unanimously Approved by MGUC Council October 20, 2021
PRE-REGISTER FOR PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIREMENT We are very pleased to be resuming in-person services on November 14, 2021!
Anyone entering our church building must provide proof of double Covid vaccination. To minimize the delays this will cause on Sunday mornings, we will be holding 3 sessions in advance for those who would like to provide us with their vaccination status in advance and have it on record at the church. Then on Sunday, those individuals will only have to put a check mark beside their name to record their attendance in case we are required to provide this for the purpose of contact tracing.

The sessions will be held at the church on the following dates and times: 
Sunday November 07th 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Monday November 08th 6:45 pm – 8:15pm
Wednesday November 10th 7:00 pm -8:15 pm 

You may show either copy of your second vaccine certificate or your electronic QR code and provide a contact phone number. Let’s make returning to in-person church as seamless as possible!”