COVID-19

In Mid-March of 2020, in response to Public Health directives, Applewood United Church closed its building for all worship and other gatherings.

For the health and safety of our community, the building has not reopened, although we continue our ministry in a variety of new ways! We miss seeing our church family and friends, and we look forward to the time when we can safely gather once more. Administrative staff is in our office most mornings, if you need to reach us.
A ‘Gathering Team’ was formed to review ongoing directives, formulate a protocol for those who would need to enter our building to continue our ministry, and make recommendations about the possible use of the building during the pandemic. Anyone entering our building for any reason must wear a mask, fill out a screening and contact tracing form, and maintain proper distancing.

As an alternative to worshiping together, our minister and our musician (along with many guests) created a podcast called ‘A Bite from the Apple’. You can listen to previous episodes of this podcast here. A written worship service that is more traditional was also created weekly by our minister, and if you’d like to read some you can find them here.

ZOOM worship was added once monthly in the fall of 2020, and will be our primary form of worship as a community until at least October, 2021. You can listen to a recording of the ZOOM worship on this page, or read through the service at this location.
We also gather virtually for social activities, study groups and committee meetings, and have held ‘safe’ drive-thru collections of food and other necessities to support local agencies. Each week we publish the ‘AppleLog’ – our church community newsletter, which outlines all of our activities. You can read the latest edition on another page of our website.

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    To view and print the COVID-19 Contact Tracing & Screening form please click here.