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Our on-going Response
We have resumed in-person gatherings...
As of July, 2020, we have re-opened the doors of our building for Sunday worship gatherings. To safeguard our attendees, in keeping with the recommendations and requirements of Alberta Health Services, and with Edmonton's by-laws, we have implemented the following guidelines and requirements:
Screening is in place at the front door, and self-screening is strongly encouraged (if you answer "yes" to any of these, please remain at home, self-isolate, and contact AHS regarding testing):
Are you ill/experiencing symptoms of a COVID-19 infection?
Have you been traveling out of the country in the past 14 days?
Have you been exposed to someone displaying signs of a COVID19 infection, or someone with a positive COVID-19 diagnosis?
Face-coverings are required(non-medical, re-usable or disposable coverings that completely cover the mouth and nose)
Social distancing is required at all times
Cohorts (social "bubbles") may be seated together
The congregation is not allowed to sing; worship teams will be kept at a minimum safe distance from the congregation
There is no coffee service, time to visit in the foyer, or Greenhouse (Children’s programming) available
Children are required to remain with their parents during the service
Children under the age of 2 are not required to wear a face-covering
A single person, accessible washroom (with an infant change table) is available for use, and is disinfected between uses
Our Maximum Seating Capacity is 50 people (15% of our normal capacity).
We are continuing to make use of Facebook Live and Zoom to stay in contact:
On Sunday mornings, at 10:30 am, we will be on Facebook Live with a sermon, worship, and a time of prayer.
On Sunday mornings, immediately after the service, we are hosting a Zoom "virtual coffee" time
On Tuesday evenings, at 7:00 pm, we are hosting our Tuesday Zoom Connect. For the ZOOM meeting link, go to our calendar.
To take part in our Sunday Live stream go to Facebook.com/strathconabaptist/live.
You do not need to have a Facebook account to watch. Either login to Facebook (if you have an account), or click “Not Now” at the bottom of the login page.
During a live stream, you are able to comment and react, and see who else is watching. And if you miss the Live broadcast, Facebook archives the video for you to watch at another time. While this certainly is not the same as getting together, during these days, we feel this might become a good “meeting place” for us.
You don't have to have a ZOOM account to join a meeting. Joining the meeting will automatically ask you to download the required software, and will enable you to participate in face-to-face video chat with everyone else. You can also join the meeting by telephone. All of the information is on our calendar.
The church office is officially open on Thursdays, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.
The pastors are working from home at other times.
Our church phone extensions have been forwarded to our cell phones, so you are still able to reach us.
Church Phone: 780-439-3654
Pastor Pam: Extension 803
Pastor Eric: Extension 804
Aaron’s outreach work on Whyte Avenue is continuing, based out of the church building. Our homeless neighbours are particularly vulnerable and unsupported during this crisis, so please be in prayer for them, and for Aaron. If you want to encourage, support, or possibly join Aaron, contact him by email
As this continues to unfold, we are making every effort to keep our whole SBC family informed. To ensure that you receive email updates click above to subscribe to our email list.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Pastor Pam, or Pastor Eric, or any of the Elders, with your questions, your prayer requests, if you need help with something, or if you just need someone to talk with.
We are on this journey together!
Grace & peace,
Pastor Pam and Pastor Eric
Sunday Morning on Facebook Live
Thursdays 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
We're glad you've found us online. We invite you to take a look around, find out a few things about us, our history, and our presence in Old Strathcona. But to really get to know us, we invite you to join us on Facebook Live for Sunday morning for worship!
We are located a few minutes away from the University of Alberta, just off of Whyte Avenue, in the middle of Edmonton's arts and entertainment district.
Now that you've met us, we'd love to meet you...