TRINITY BUILDING USAGE UPDATES
RE: COVID-19

Trinity is looking forward to a time when we can once again access our church building. A Reopening Team has been formed to look at all the issues to be addressed. We plan to keep everyone up-dated on a regular basis as things evolve.

Reopening Team: John Bye (Co-Chair), Hal Osborne (Co-Chair), Ken Chupa, Rev. John Benham, Ron McMillan, JoAnne Angle and Sharon Huska.

If you have questions, you may email either: 
John Bye – john.g.bye@gmail.com  
Hal Osborne - hal@lifeenergy.ca


 

Communication #7
April 5, 2021

REOPENING UPDATE – APRIL 2021

We are hoping everyone had a happy and safe Easter weekend. On Saturday morning, our provincial government put the entire province of Ontario back into “Shut-Down” mode as the spread of COVID has accelerated once again. We had been optimistic that we had turned a corner and were preparing to re-start activities in Trinity Hall. Overall, Guelph had been doing quite well under the Orange Zone COVID controls. 

It was disheartening to get the news of this return to tighter restrictions. I know we are all getting so weary of this way of life. While this current shut down is not a “STAY-AT-HOME” order, it does once again hamper our way of life. Even a simple gathering of Trinity folk for some conversation on the front lawn at Trinity has been restricted to just 5 people. These are not ordinary times, and we need to continue to be strong in our resolve to do our part and do the right things to combat COVID and its emerging variants.

This means restrictions are required at Trinity again, for the next 28 days.

However, the vaccinations are here and are being administered daily. We are working hard to overturn this disease. You can visit the WDG Public Health website (wdgpublichealth.ca) to get any updates you may want on vaccination progress or to pre-register when your opportunity comes. 

         Until APRIL 30, the church will remain closed.

The Reopening Team continues to monitor the situation daily and are looking forward to the days when we can bring you some joyful news about starting up activities once more. This is not insurmountable, but it seems so long since we were together. Until then, stay safe, stay healthy and continue to support one another in any way you can.

If you are in need of any assistance, you may still contact the church office by phone (519-824-4800) or by email (info@trinityunitedguelph.ca) as well as contact our ministry staff through the office. Mail may still be placed through the mail slot beside the office entrance.

John Bye and Hal Osborne,
for the Reopening Team of Trinity United Church, Guelph.

Communication #6
January 14, 2021

STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS

The on-going spread of Covid-19 has resulted in the return to tighter restrictions on our ability to conduct our daily business and move around. This is a temporary order lasting until February 11. The Ontario Government has placed the entire province of Ontario under strict “Stay-at Home” orders. For all of us, this means not leaving our homes for anything except essential reason, like groceries and medical appointments and perhaps a little exercise. 

This means some further restrictions are required at Trinity for the next 28 days.

There are strong recommendations that people work remotely as much as possible and as such, all our staff are being asked to restrict their access to the church building as much as possible. We will be issuing letters of essential work to those who need it, to secure the safety and continued operation of our church.

Until Feb 11, the church will remain closed.

After that date, we will review any changes to the current legislation. We want to continue to express our support for the tough decisions that must be made by our Government, our Health Care Workers, and the United Church of Canada. We keep the health and safety our Trinity family foremost in our decisions.

If you are in need of any assistance, you may still contact the church office by phone (519-824-4800) or by email (info@trinityunitedguelph.ca) as well as contact our ministry staff through the office. Mail may still be placed through the mail slot beside the office entrance.

We will keep everyone updated as new information becomes available.

John Bye and Hal Osborne,
for the Reopening Team of Trinity United Church, Guelph.

Communication #5
December 22, 2020

GREY ZONE UPDATE

The Wellington Dufferin Guelph Health Unit, as well as the Ontario Government, has placed the Province of Ontario in the Grey Zone (Lock Down) for control of spread of Covid -19. This means further restrictions are required at Trinity for the next 28 days commencing on December 26, 2020.
 
There are strong recommendations that people work remotely as much as possible and as such, our staff, including the office co-ordinator and our clergy staff are being asked to restrict their access to the church building.  Our custodian will continue to monitor and clean the premises as needed. 
 

Therefore, effective December 26, 2020
for at least the next 28 days,
the church will be closed.

 
You may still contact the church office by phone (519-824-4800, Ext 1) or by email (info@trinityunitedguelph.ca) as well as contact our ministry staff through the office or their voice mail.  Mail may still be placed through the mail slot beside the office entrance. 
 
We will keep everyone updated as the situation continues to develop. 

John Bye and Hal Osborne,
for the Reopening Team of Trinity United Church, Guelph.