In Person Services

PLEASE NOTE: Registration start time will be moving to Thursdays, beginning on Oct 14 for Oct 17 service. 

Register to reserve your seat!
RSVP opens October 21

Sunday, October 31 @ 10am

Registration opens the Thursday prior.

Policies & Procedures

As of October 6, 2021

Screening Questions

By registering for an in-person church service, including nursery and kids’ programs, you agree that you and all members of your party answer NO to all of these questions.

  1. Do you have any of the following symptoms: Fever • Chills • Cough (new or worsening) • Barking cough • Shortness of breath • Sore throat • Difficulty swallowing • Runny, stuffy, or congested nose (not related to seasonal allergies) • Loss of taste or smell • Headaches (new or unexplained) • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea • Muscle aches • Extreme tiredness
  2. Have you travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days?
  3. Have you had close contact with a confirmed or probable case of Covid-19 in the last 14 days?

Health & Safety Procedures

  • The sanctuary, foyer, all kids’ program rooms, and all washrooms are sanitized prior to Sunday.
  • All guests (age 2+) are required to wear a mask or face covering all times.
  • Sanitize your hands upon arrival, using the provided hand sanitizer.
  • Do not wear medical gloves into the church; if you require gloves, please ask a Greeter upon arrival and a pair will be provided.
  • Keep 6ft /2m distance with guests outside of your immediate family/household.

Arrival & Departure Procedures

  • NEW: Entry & check-in is through the Gym; follow direction signs outside to the Gym doors.
  • Blank name tags are available on tables in the Gym; please fill out your own name tag.
  • If you have child(ren) attending programs, bring them to their appropriate program following room signage. Be mindful of physical distancing in hallways.
  • Entry to the Sanctuary is through the double doors by the piano; follow direction signs.
  • Seat yourself in the Sanctuary using best physical distancing practices; please be aware of people around you and leave space for distancing. Alternating pews are roped off to help with distancing.
  • Washrooms are available in the Main Foyer at the back of the Sanctuary.
  • Exit (with no children) at the back of the Sanctuary through the Main Foyer to the parking lot. Do not linger inside; please take conversations outside.
  • Exit (for parents with children) the Sanctuary through the double doors by the piano. Pick up your child(ren) from their various program rooms; be mindful of physical distancing in hallways. Exit to the parking lot via the East Wing door by the nursery; please take conversations outside.

Worship Service Information

  • Everyone is invited to worship together in the sanctuary.
  • Nursery and kids’ programs are open for ages 0 to grade 8. (Kids are also welcome in the sanctuary.)
  • Live stream video feed is available in the Library as a overflow space.
  • Worship songs will be live or pre-recorded; you are invited to sing along with your mask on.
  • The pastor will preach live in most circumstances; other elements such as Ministry Features may be live or pre-recorded.
  • Pew Bibles are available however you are encouraged to bring your own Bible.
  • The offering plate will not be passed around, but an Offering Box is available in the Library and Front Foyer. E-transfer donations are also accepted at give@bethelkingston.com
  • Coffee & Conversation will not be running; conversations before and after the service are permitted, but please maintain proper distancing with non-family members.

Kids’ Program Information

  • Hand sanitizer and surface wipes will be available and used in each room.
  • All program leaders & volunteers will be masked and will only serve if they answer “NO” to the screening questions (see first section).
  • Children aged 3+ are required to wear a mask; children under 3 are not required to wear a mask. Please provide your own masks for your family as Bethel only has a limited supply of kid-sized masks.
  • Snacks will not be provided for nursery or Waumba Land programs. (UpStreet doesn’t typically provide a snack.) You are welcome to send a snack and/or water bottle for your baby, toddler or preschooler; program volunteers will sanitize their hands before opening your child’s snack.
  • Toys in nursery & Waumba Land will be limited and will be rotated out with different toys each week to allow for cleaning.
  • Volunteers will strive to maintain physical distancing, but it cannot be guaranteed.
  • Program lessons & activities will be as close to pre-pandemic programs as possible, modified to allow for physical distancing.
  • Nursery & Waumba Land kids will use the single washroom in the nursery hallway; UpStreet students will use the male and female washrooms outside the UpStreet classroom.