As our province enters Phase Two of its reopening plan the church is committed to providing a safe, welcoming environment to return to in person gatherings. Below are some updates and guidelines for attending services.
Live Experiences resume June 14 and are as follows:
Please note: YOU MUST PREREGISTER FOR LIVE SERVICES in all our locations. As registration will be required every week, we recommend that the simplest way to do this is to download the app called Church Center and use that but you can also RSVP here for one of our Worship Experiences.
We would love if you would choose an experience and make that the one you attend each week if possible. If you have a cohort family, register and sit together, because life just is better together!
Live experience resumes June 21 at 9:30am & 11:15am
Live experiences resume June 14, 9:30am and 11:15am
Live experiences resume June 14, 11:00am at the Jewel Theatre.
Starting June 21 there will be kids programing for children ages 3-7 at the Red Deer location on Sundays at both the 9:30am and 11:30am services. In accordance with the Alberta regulations children two and under must remain with their parents.
Word Wednesday will continue online on Wednesday nights at 7:00pm throughout the summer and we encourage everyone to be a part of a virtual/zoom group.
Onsite Groups will not be meeting at the church over the summer.
If a small group leader chooses to to have their group meet in person off site, we ask that everyone follow Alberta Health Services recommendations and provide a virtual option for any group member who is not able to meet in person.
Live Youth Experience will resume on Fridays at 7:30pm effective June 26 at the Red Deer location. HCY Live will also continue online for youth unable to attend in person and is available on Facebook, YouTube and our Home Church website.
Please see location pages for information regarding HCY in all other locations.
Yes, we will need you to register each week as we know there may be a weekend when you are unable to attend.
No. While we do recommend making a service “yours”; we understand that some weeks plans will vary, and we want you to attend whichever service best works for you that week.
No. We will strictly follow the physical distancing mandates outlined by Alberta Health Services to ensure everyone’s safety. But there will be lots of smiles and waves and creative ways of showing our joy of seeing each other.
If you or any member of your family have symptoms, such as: cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose, or sore throat; OR if you have high-risk medical conditions, we kindly request that you do not attend the service.
Alberta Health Services and the Alberta Government’s Guidance for Places of Worship highly recommends the use of masks or face coverings when there is singing during a live service. As our live service will having singing portions, the church recommends that you wear a facemask. If you do not have a facemask, they will be available.
Further, if you or your family members are intending to participate in the singing portion of the live experience, we highly recommend that everyone wears a facemask (children over the age of 2 included).
Weekend Worship Experiences will be one hour in length to ensure we have adequate time to dismiss in a safe manner, minimize crowds and clean the auditorium so we can sanitize. During Services, high – touch areas will be regularly wiped with disinfectant. We will also be minimizing physical contact through measures such as not passing offering buckets and providing a virtual connect/prayer card option instead of paper.
We get that not everyone will be ready to come back right away and we respect each person’s right to make these decisions based on health concerns, age and personal comfort levels. Accordingly, we will continue to offer an online experience at 10:30 am every Sunday and look forward to seeing you in person when you are ready.
The buses will not run for the beginning stages of reopening as we look for ways to transport people in a safe manner while maintaining physical distancing regulations. We encourage you to ask friends or family members who do drive to join you at one of our live experiences so you can attend.
As much as possible, please continue the use of online giving at myhomechurch.ca/giving or using the Home Church app.
For non-compatible debit cards, use www.paypal.com or the Paypal app using as the email address.
Cash or checks can be given in the box provided at the entrance and exit of the Red Deer location or at the Red Deer office during the week.
Checks can also be mailed to: 37557 Highway 2A Red Deer, AB T4E 1S2
Please take the time to review the Guidance for Places of Worship document that the Government of Alberta has provided:
While we are doing everything possible to provide a safe environment, it is understood that anyone attending a live experience is doing so at their own risk.