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Worship services will be held outdoors for the duration of the summer until after Labour Day as previously decided by Council. (Should this need to change due to heat/smoke/torrential rain, etc it would be a decision of Council). Singing is now permitted. Masks are strongly encouraged, especially when in close contact with others and while singing. Anyone leading singing, preaching or public speaking is required to wear a mask if unable to maintain a 3 to 4 metre distance from those they face. Visiting before and after the service is also permitted. Service time is 10 a.m. until further notice. The service can also be heard in the parking lot and nearby at 87.9 on the FM dial, so people can remain in their cars if they wish. Print copies of the service can be made available to those unable to attend. Audio recordings are also possible. Should anyone need to come inside for health reasons, they may sit in the CE Hall at appropriate physical distance. While pre-registration is no longer required, we will be asking for names and contact numbers for COVID19 tracing. Zoom Chat will be discontinued over the summer as the majority of people who normally “chat” are attending worship services.
Memorials/weddings will be allowed to be held indoors and outdoors with restrictions as listed in the Safety Plan updated July 8, 2021 and posted on the website. Church and rental groups will be returning to the building with appropriate measures in place. Sanitization of hands and high-touch surfaces will still be required at least until September. All groups are requested to avoid crowding or gathering in hallways, office or rooms – allow people to have their space. Please ASK before you hug, shake hands or offer any other physical contact. Our desire is to keep us all safe until all those eligible are fully vaccinated. Thank-you for your patience and understanding. ~ The COVID19 Safety Team
Welcome to the Gordon United Church webpage! Gordon United, like many churches, feels like family for many people who attend. The bigger the family the better, as all are our siblings in Christ. While our ability to attend in person is limited during the COVID19 pandemic, we remain committed to one another and to our ministry. Our goal is to be both a welcoming congregation for those who choose to become involved but also an active part of the community beyond the church building.
This is a group of people who really appreciate each other and would be glad to have you become a part of the family. All ages, abilities, or backgrounds are invited to become involved in the life of this Christian community. A special welcome is extended to our LGBTQ2S+ friends.
You do not need to be a regular church attender, or even a Christian to feel welcome as part of Gordon United.
Bringing the generations together is important to the congregation.
While these programs have been suspended during the pandemic, updates and activities are posted on both the Gordon United Church and Messy Church Westshore Facebook pages. Home worship packs are also distributed at special times of the year.
Worship is a mixture of the traditional and the contemporary, preaching is Biblical and related to everyday life. Members of the congregation take an active part in leading worship, whether online or in person.
Gordon United strives to make a difference by deepening and acting on our faith; responding to God’s ancient call to live justly and peaceably. Join us any time, as often as you like. We hope that you will consider making Gordon United your church home.
We try to make everyone feel welcomed and “at home”. Please talk to us if you have ideas on ways for improvements so that we can be the best that we can possibly be for our community within the Church and outside of our walls.
There are opportunities to get to know one another, to learn together, and to make a difference in the community and in the world. The United Church of Canada is a “big-tent” denomination, with lots of variety in how people follow Jesus and what they believe. This is a place where asking questions is not just allowed, but encouraged!
All who wish to explore what it means to follow Jesus are welcome in this place. So please come and join us exactly as you are — you are welcome in your denim, your joggers or your flounces and frills. I look forward to connecting with you.