COVID-19 Update - December 27, 2020

Dear Good Friends:

RE: Provincial Lockdown

As of December 26th, 2020, the province of Ontario will be put into a 28-day lockdown. In keeping with our Provincial Government and local Health Unit recommendations Good Friends Fellowship will suspend all in-person worship services. Starting Sunday

December 27th, 2020 all in-person worship services will continue to be streamed live through our website, Facebook, or YouTube.

Please note the new service times: 

Kids Church will now stream live at 10:00am and our Regular Service continue to stream live at 11:00am

Good Friends Fellowship has been open for in-person services since August, welcoming in many families within the community. We look forward to worshiping together under one roof again, soon. In the meantime, church continues. As the body of Christ, we must continue to pray for one another, encourage each other, and spread the Good News of Jesus. 

We have a copy of our digital directory available at your request. We encourage you to reach out to your brothers and sisters in Christ during this time. As more information becomes available, we will be sure to share it with you. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us.

Your Friends at Good Friends Church

COVID-19 Update - September 18, 2020

Dear Good Friends:

RE: Updated By-Law Requiring Mandatory Use of Masks at Church

The Leadership of Good Friends Fellowship wants to thank you for your cooperation and kindness as we have returned to church over the past couple of months. It has been so great to be able to meet together in person again.

This past week, the Wellington Dufferin Guelph Health Unit issued an update to the Section 22 Order on mandatory face coverings. Dr. Mercer (Public Health Officer for Welling Dufferin Guelph) said "I am concerned by the increasing numbers in our region. We are seeing COVID-19 cases continue to rise at the same time as  schools and campuses reopen. I am including additional establishments within the Section 22 Order to give us the best chance of reducing the spread of the virus. Keeping COVID-19 low in the community is vital to protecting all of us and keeping our schools, businesses and other spaces open this fall. We must continue to do everything we can to reduce the spread of the virus - even as we acknowledge the pandemic fatigue we are all feeling."

Churches and other faith settings have been included in the new order.

And so, we are asking that each of you who comes to our meetings in person wear a mask, sanitize your hands on the way in and out and, in compliance with this order, refrain fron singing during the meeting.

Your co-operation and kindness are so greatly appreciated by all of us and we would like to encourage you as we ourselves have been encouraged by the Word of God:

1 Peter 2:13-19 " Therefore sumbit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake, whether to the king as supreme, or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men - as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God. Honour all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king. Servants, be submissive to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh. For this is commendable, if becuase of consience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfuly. 

COVID-19 Update - August, 2020

Good Friends Re-entry

Good Friends Fellowship is now open for in-person services. 

We are currently offering 2 services, a 9:30am Kids Service geared towards kids from the ages of 3-11 and a 11am Regular Service.

Please note that at this time there will not be any of our regular Sunday morning programs available  during the 11am service. 

We ask that you please take some time to review our guidelines, government and our local health unit have put forth some recommendations that we need to take into consideration when welcoming you and your family safely back.

Please take a moment to read through the guidelines below:

  • Before attending the 9:30am Kids Service, or the 11am Regular Service at Good Friends, you will be required to sign up. This may be done by phone, e-mail or stopping by the office. When signing up, please remember to indicate which service you are signing up for.
  • When signing up to attend one of our services, you will be required to provide us with the first and last name of everyone attending from your family/household and a phone number.
  • We ask that you arrive 10-15 minutes before the service starts, once the service has started the doors will be closed.
  • When arriving at the church you will be required to wait outside, we will be welcoming families/households into the church one at a time.
  • When entering the church, you will be asked to sign in, we ask that households arrive together and sit together.
  • Masks will be available if you choose to wear one but are not required.
  • Please ensure that you sanitize your hands upon entering and exiting the church.
  • We are looking to seat families/households according to their size and needs, when signing up please let us know how many people will be attending with you and if you require any specific accommodations.
  • Once seated please remain in your seat, social distancing is a MUST. We know it has been a while since we have seen each other but we need to make sure we are safely spaced apart.
  • Your children must always remain with you, there cannot be any running or crossing through the aisles.
  • While walking to your seat please be mindful to not touch the other seats while walking down and through the aisle.
  • Once the service is over, we ask that you remain in your seat until you have been dismissed by an usher
  • The washrooms on the main level are available and open for one person at a time.
  • There will be no access to the upstairs washrooms or the nursery.

For the safety of everyone we ask that if you are experiencing any COVID-19 like symptoms (cough, runny nose, fever, shortness of breath) or have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive, or may have COVID-19 that you stay home.

If you are planning on attending the Kids Service or Regular Service, we ask that you contact the office by Friday at 10am to sign-up as seating is limited and we want to make sure we can accommodate everyone. Signing up will be on a weekly basis, please keep that in mind.  

We will continue to stream our Kids Service and Regular Service at 9:30am and 11am through our Facebook, website and on our Youtube channel.

We hope to see you Sunday!

Your Friends at Good Friends