Windsor Park United Church

WPUC COVID-19 Update

Updated June 21, 2020

The Executive Board met last week via ZOOM and we would like to provide you with an update as to what our return to the church may look like. At this time, we are finishing up with painting, cleaning and purging of cupboard items in the basement, so that we can make more storage space for ourselves and those that use our space as well. The church is still closed for any activities and we can continue to have worship services via You Tube. This will continue through the summer until September 6.

We are working hard to develop protocols for cleaning and a safe return to the building for our renters and worship services. We are looking at the protocols and directives from the provincial health minister and the United Church of Canada-Prairie to Pine Region. Once we have these ready we will share it with everyone involved. Right now, we are aiming to reopen in early September, providing everything stays as it is, but please note that this could change depending on the what happens in the province.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out.

In the meantime, thank you for patience and understanding during this renovation and then pandemic that we did not anticipate.

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Updated May 31, 2020

The Executive Board has met and is beginning to discuss a strategy to reopen including what that may look like and a tentative date. We are looking at September 1 for a reopen date, but that all depends on the Provincial Health minister and the Executive Board. There will also be many protocols and safety measures in place that everyone will need to follow. We have begun to plan this out and will keep everyone informed as we move forward.

Updated May 26, 2020

The church building continues to be closed for access to all members of the church, unless you have business with the church itself to do there. Although, you may see staff vehicles there from time to time, they are not there to answer the door or to take items you are dropping off (West Broadway, offering etc.). You can drop off envelopes in the mailbox for offering or send by regular mail. If you need to reach out and speak to Patrick or Sue directly, the office phone (204-256-8792) is being monitored daily and both Sue and Patrick continue to work from home as much as possible.  

Watch for updates regarding a return to worship as they become available from the United Church Office, provincial government directives and the executive board at Windsor Park United.

 

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Updated: April 24, 2020

Based on current recommendations, the executive has made the decision that Windsor Park United Church will remain closed until Sunday, May 31, 2020 at the earliest.

Please note that the phone at the church is monitored daily and that, should you need to talk, or require assistance, you can call the church (204-256-8792).  If  no one is available, please leave a message and your call will be returned.

**It is also very important that we continue to support the church financially at this time. Even though we are not in the building the bills don’t stop.  If you would like to enroll in or learn more about the Pre-Authorized Remittance (PAR) program, please contact Sue at the office. We also have a donation tab on our website that will allow for one time and ongoing donations to be made to Windsor Park United Church through Canada Helps. When you donate through Canada Helps you can use a credit card to make your offering and you receive an income tax receipt directly and immediately from Canada Helps for your income tax, no waiting until 2021 for the receipt. We also invite you to continue to mail in your offering if that is your usual way of giving.

Wishing you peace, blessings and good health at this time.

Update: March 26, 2020

The executive and staff at Windsor Park United Church have been constantly monitoring the situation over the past couple of weeks and have been using this information to

make decisions that we feel are in the best interest of everyone.

We are currently planning on coming back to the Church, for services, no earlier than Sunday, May 3, 2020.

Please note that the phone at the church is monitored daily and that, should you need to talk, or require assistance, you can call the church (204-256-8792).  If  no one is available, please leave a message and your call will be returned.

You are always in our prayers – please check in to let us know how you are doing!

**It is also very important that we continue to support the church financially at this time. Even though we are not in the building the bills don’t stop. We still have commitments that we must meet and it is only through your generosity that we are able to continue forward during this time. We are set up for electronic giving through the Pre Authorized Remittance (PAR) program of the United Church and so if you would like to enroll in that please contact Sue at the office. We also have a donation tab on our website that will allow for one time and ongoing donations to be made to Windsor Park United Church through Canada Helps. When you donate through Canada Helps you can use a credit card to make your offering and you receive an income tax receipt directly and immediately from Canada Helps for your income tax, no waiting until 2021 for the receipt. We also invite you to continue to mail in your offering if that is your usual way of giving.

Wishing you peace and blessings at this time.

Posted in General News on March 17, 2020.