Sheffield Baptist Church COVID-19 UPDATE
We continue to pray daily for all Nova Scotians and everyone across Canada and around the World touched by this illness. Nova Scotians have done a great job "flattening the curve" but unfortunately outbreaks of the Novel Cornavirus, and the new variant strains, caused NS Public Health to enact shutdown orders across the province, including faith gatherings. With the "Third Wave" situation stabilized Nova Scotia Health has developed a phased reopening plan. Return to in-person of Faith Gathering, with restrictions, resumed in Phases 3 & 4. Provided infection rates and vaccination levels are on target further restrictions may be lifted in August or September. SBC will continue to reach out through our online platforms, Deacon's Care Ministry and Pastor personal contacts. NSHealth continues to provide important information to protect yourself and your family. Please visit their website at www.novascotia.ca/coronavirus/#alerts for the latest on this evolving public health crisis.
For over 170 years Sheffield Baptist Church, and it's forebearers, have rested confidently in the power and protection of our Lord and we remain committed to the work of the Gospel during these difficult days. We acknowledge there are many divergent opinions regarding the pandemic and frustration with the government's and church's response to it. The leadership of this local body of believers will always seek the Lord's will and act with an abundance of caution, based on the best official information available and have prepared this phased return to in-person worship. Please remember all these dates are tentative; based on provincial health orders and best practices. And we thank you in advance for your cooperation.
In person Praise & Prayer Meetings on Wednesdays at 7PM. All provincially mandated restrictions; ie capacity limits through pre-registration, proper masking, social distancing and hand sanitizing, etc will be observed.
In-person Morning Worship Services inside Sundays at 11AM. All provincially mandated restrictions; ie capacity limits through pre-registration, proper masking, social distancing and hand sanitizing, etc will be observed.
Our Christian Education Board is planning for our Church Family Picnic on Saturday, September 11th and return to weekly All Ages Sunday School on Sunday, September 12th at 9:30AM.
Our worship services will continue online, via our Facebook and Youtube channels, so
please stay connected for more information. The Church Office is open daily and your Pastor, Deacons and Trustees continue to monitor the evolution of the provincial state of emergency.
Please continue to watch our website and Facebook page for Livestream services and devotionals. And most importantly continue to trust in God, Pray, Spend time in His Word. Be calm, Stay Safe and show and share God's love and hope during these difficult times.
Updated 25 July 2021. JDA