NOTE: Following the guidelines of ECORC (see below), there will continue to be no “in-person” church services at Kinmount United Church until at least Labour Day.

On the opening of churches
On Friday June 12 at a regular monthly meeting of the regional council executive, the Assembly of Elders, passed the following motion. Please read it carefully, see the requirement for submitting plans, and see the resources provided to help communities of faith with these tasks.

2020-06-12-086 MOTION (R. Lambie/N. Sutherland) That the East Central Ontario Regional Council Assembly of Elders:
a. strongly recommend that no churches reopen for public worship before Labour Day weekend;
b. expect that every Community of Faith prepare guidelines for reopening and submit their plan to the Regional Council (ecorc@cogeco.ca), two weeks prior to their proposed opening date;
c. agree to post and circulate the information and resources pertaining to safely reopening Communities of Faith;
d. strongly encourage Communities of Faith to be in touch with their local health units;
e. expect that every Community of Faith create a separate plan with guidelines for reopening buildings to rentals and community activities or Community groups; and
f. continue to provide information, as developments require. Carried