Building a Community to Reach a Community


ZBCC's Response to Covid-19

May 14, 2020

This past week, the Government of Alberta released guidelines for Stage 1 of the province's reopening. As part of this plan, there are provisions for churches and other places of worship to reopen. The province continues to encourage that churches meet remotely, but they have opened the door for such gatherings.

However, there are significant restrictions that would impact us and the way we usually do church together. Beyond the physical distancing and health practices adopted by the rest of society, there are restrictions on the number of people who can gather (50); interactions between members of different households; congregational singing; and support ministry like the Toddler Room.

The Ministry Council and the Church Staff are working together to discern how we will move forward as a congregation. As our church leaders prayerfully discern how we will move forward, we will continue to operate as we have with a LiveStream service and a prohibition on in-person mid-week gatherings.

We invite you to join us in prayer as we seek to faithfully walk with God through a scenario that is foreign to us.

If you have any questions about the reopening plan, please reach out to me (

Thomas Verboom
Associate Pastor
Zion Baptist Community Church

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