Castlegar United Church adheres to all pandemic regulations issued by the BC Government and the Government of Canada. We also take very seriously all advice from the United Church of Canada General Council an the Pacific Mountain Regional Council and carefully consider it for our context.
At present, we are holding hybrid in-person and YouTube services. We no longer require masks or proof of vaccination to attend services in-person.
The church building remains open whenever staff are in the office. If you have any symptoms, please stay home.
|In-Person and Live-stream worship on YouTube (click here)
|In-person coffee time in the church Lounge
In these times, pastoral care becomes top priority. The pastoral care team is checking in with folks on ‘our list’ regularly. Click here to join our list. If you’re able to make calls or check in by other means (like video conferencing), that will remind others of God’s presence amidst uncertainty and struggle.
Rev. Robin is available for personal pastoral care by appointment.I can offer pastoral care
We still rely on Zoom for many of our activities. Please take the time to download and install Zoom (the Zoom Client for Meetings). If this proves challenging, contact the church for support. These newer technologies will serve as vital links to community when being physically isolated is the best option.Download Zoom
Prevent the Spread
Each of us is responsible for slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Please follow these recommendations from the BC Centre for Disease Control:
- Practice good hand hygiene by washing or sanitizing hands regularly
- Use virtual options to connect with others
- If you are out in public, try to keep 2 metres between yourself and others
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cough into your elbow or sleeve
- Avoid social activities in large gatherings
Concern for personal finances is widespread. This is true for the church too. Please consider giving through Pre-Authorized Remittance (PAR) or online through CanadaHelps. And please consider added generosity toward social supports that service vulnerable populations. Now is a time to expand our horizon of caring, not to reduce it.Donate here