At our church meeting on July 20, 2020, Culloden affirmed the proposal to close the church, and then replant under new leadership, a new lead pastor, Norm Funk, & as a new church. WHAT?! Yes, this was a very emotional & difficult decision by the church after 52 years of God changing lives; however, the church affirmed this enormous decision to trust God for a new thing in this same location.
What does this mean moving forward? Regular Sunday services will continue for Culloden with the current staff (via in person & livestream) until September 20, 2020. After September 20, the Culloden Church will shut down, all staff will be laid off, and for a season of closure (possibly until January 2021) there will be the launching of the new church.
For more detail on the new church see this website: https://mtownchurch.ca
NOTE: If you have questions about this decision feel free to contact one of the elders or email the email@example.com
We are welcoming people to come to the church building to gather for the 10am church service. And unfortunately because of the ongoing COVID restrictions, we have implemented safety protocol as well as limited the numbers of attendance to under 40.
If you are in the latest church directory, we will invite people on Monday, prior to the upcoming Sunday, via email or phone call by alphabetically by last name, and then to RSVP on the Google Form that is emailed out by Wednesday at 7pm. Then on Thursday morning, the remaining spots will be available to sign up via this link: https://reopen.church/r/vFLV6iUy
If you are new to faith in Jesus or looking or a church family to join, & interested in attending, you are welcome to look here on Thursday, after 10am to sign up! We would love to have you.
Why under 40 people...and not 50? Great question! Because of the current value of being able to sing without a mask, we have decided at this time to welcome people to come & sit in the pews, 12 feet apart from each other. Dr. Bonnie Henry shared that transmission rates are quite high when singing, so she said we need to sit at least 12' apart when singing. When seated, you can remove your face mask and then enjoy the service & sing along. We will have the usual elements of a service - scripture reading, singing, a message from the Bible and some testimonies.
Here are some of the other key protocol during the service:
- use hand sanitizer before you enter
- no hand shaking, hugging or embracing
- wear a face mask unless you are seated in your pew
- visiting will be done outside, where you can take off your mask, but are still reminded to keep the 6' physical distancing
During this time of smaller in person gatherings, we will continue to have the livestream of these services, which can be found on this page (https://www.cullodenchurch.com/live or you can go directly to our Youtube webpage here.
Any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org