|Dear Strathroy United Church Congregation,
The Council met Wednesday, June 17, 2020. After a fulsome discussion, a presentation of reopening requirements, and a consideration of what other local United Churches are doing, it was determined that the Strathroy United Church building will remain closed until further notice. Although the provincial government has given permission for churches to reopen their buildings, it is up to each church to look at the guidelines of the United Church of Canada and to follow Public Health directives.
We will be putting an Ad Hoc team together to review what needs to be completed and to further look at how we can safely move forward. We know parishioners are missing worship in the sanctuary, and we appreciate that the ongoing closure may be a disappointment for people in the congregation.
We thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding as we discern how best to safeguard the health of the congregation during the pandemic.
Stay safe and blessings to you and your loved ones.
Chair of Council