MCPC COVID-19 Information

SUNDAY SERVICE LIVESTREAMS:
mcpc.ca/live or call 1-888-804-3553
Mandarin (9:00am)
Cantonese (11:30am)
English (10:15am)
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If you live in a Lockdown zone, please do not travel to MCPC for in-person worship or volunteer duties.
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COVID Screening Forms: 中文 | English

Latest Updates

  • 教會重開給會眾的信

    上帝稱祂的立約民族為「這百姓是我為自己造的,為要述說我的美德。」
    (以賽亞書 43:21)

    按照新冠肺炎病毒(COVID-19)緊急規例, 政府令我們暫停實體崇拜,以致數月來我們都期待著可以再次一起集會敬拜讚美上帝。由於省和地方衛生部門已經允許更多地方重新開放,我們一直在制定更具體的計劃來恢復三堂的實體主日崇拜。由8月23日開始,粵語堂將首先開始實體主日崇拜。其他堂的實體主日崇拜將陸續恢復。

    從8月23日開始,新的崇拜時間將為:
    上午 9:00-9:45 國語
    上午 10:15-11:00 英語
    上午 11:30 粵話

    我們計劃提供每堂45分鐘的崇拜時間,以便在崇拜與崇拜之間有足夠的時間進行清潔, 並容許弟兄姊妹離開或進入聖殿。所有三堂崇拜將繼續同步在YouTube互聯網上直播。

    我們盡力遵守多倫多和約克區衛生部門的指引, 為要保障您們的健康和安全。這些指引包括:
    • 加強地方清潔和提供搓手液的使用;
    • 在聖殿內的長椅座位上標記保持適當社交距離,並在通道作出單向通行指示;
    • 移走座位上的聖經及生命聖詩,不會傳遞奉獻盤或分發崇拜週刋;
    • 禮堂出口處將設置奉獻箱,您們可以將奉獻在離開聖殿之前投放在其中;
    • 不要握手,也禁止會眾開口唱詩或誦讀經文,亦沒有茶點或交誼時間;
    • 洗手間每次只供一個人使用。

    各位返回教會時要記住以下重點:

    • 按照約克區的指示,進入建築物時必須配戴口罩。如果您忘記帶口罩,我們將有少量供應,並歡迎自由奉獻;
    • 教會入口僅限於Denison Street大門。停車場的門乃出口專用;
    • 每人都需要填妥健康問卷;
      • 您可以從教會網址(www.mcpc.ca/covid19)下載健康問卷,自行印出填妥後帶回教會,到步後招待員會為你們填上到教會時間及量度體溫,並記錄在問卷上;
      • 教會也有表格提供給您;
    • 我們將量度您的體溫來確定您沒有發燒才可參加崇拜;
    • 走廊和通道都貼有單向通行指示,務請遵守。

    此外,請注意:

    • 洗手間每次只供一個人使用;
    • 由於直播需要大量的寬頻流量,因此在主日教會將不會提供公共WiFi;
    • 實體小組、團契、主日學、祈禱會及其他聚會仍然未能恢復;
    • 教會二期將仍然保持關閉;
    • 參加崇拜之後,請將您所有個人物品攜帶回家。

    我們希望您能夠在教會重新開放時參加崇拜,我們也了解各人的健康情況或其他安排都有不同;因此,也歡迎您繼續留在家中參加我們的直播崇拜。

    「你們要和我一同尊耶和華為大,讓我們一同高舉他的名。」
    (詩篇 34:3)

  • Letter to MCPC Family on Reopening for In-Person Worship at the Sanctuary

    Download this letter in PDF format

    God calls His covenant nation “the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise. (Isaiah 43:21)

    From the day COVID Emergency regulations forced us to suspend in-person services, we looked forward to the time when we could physically gather again for praise. As the Province and local Health Units have allowed more places to reopen, we have been making more specific plans to resume in-person worship in our three services. August 23 the Cantonese service will begin meeting in person; the English service will begin meeting August 30.

    Effective August 23, the new service times will be:
    Mandarin: 9:00 am to 9:45 am
    English: 10:15 am to 11:00 am
    Cantonese: 11:30 am to 12:15 pm

    We are planning for 45-minute services to allow 30 minutes for one service to leave and the other service to arrive, and the cleaning in between. All three services will continue to be livestreamed and posted on YouTube.

    We are committed to making the necessary preparations to protect your health and safety following best practices specified by the City of Toronto and York Region Health Units. These include:

    • Increased cleaning of surfaces and access to hand sanitizer.
    • Marking pews for proper distancing in seating and aisles for one-way traffic as people move around.
    • No sharing of hymnals or pew Bibles, passing offering plates, or handing out bulletins.
    • There will be collection boxes at the exits where you can leave your offerings as you leave the Sanctuary.
    • Maintaining social distancing as much as possible and discouraging physical contact.

    Important things to remember when you return:

    • As directed in York Region, you will be required to wear a face covering upon entering the building. If you forget to bring a mask, we will have extras available for a freewill donation.
    • The only entrance will be the door facing Denison Street. The doors by the parking lots are set apart as exit doors. Phase II remains closed, and those doors are locked.
    • Everyone will need to submit a health screening form to enter the building:
      • An online version will be available at mcpc.ca/covid19 for you to print, complete, and bring with you.
      • If you need one, we’ll have paper copies available at the church entrance for you to complete.
      • Your temperature will be taken to be sure you don’t have a fever.
      • Hallways and aisles are marked for one-way traffic.

    Please also note:

    • Washroom access will be limited to one person in the washroom at a time.
    • Because of the bandwidth needed for livestreaming, there will be no public WiFi access at MCPC on Sundays.
    • In-person fellowships and other meetings will not resume yet.
    • Be sure you take all your personal belongings home with you at the end of the worship service.

    We hope you’ll be able to join us when we reopen. We also understand that we all have unique circumstances and health conditions, so do not feel obligated to return to in-person service if you are not ready.

    “Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together.” Psalm 34:3

  • We are open!

    MCPC will be open for in-person worship for all three services in August. Please note that capacity is limited. For everyone’s safety, please wear a mask and physical distance, follow directions of the ushers and signs on the floor.

    August 23: Mandarin (9:00am) and Cantonese (11:30am)
    August 30: English (10:15am)

    ** Note that the start times for Mandarin and English worship have changed.

  • COVID Screening Forms

    A COVID screening questionnaire must be completed by anyone who attends in-person worship service at MCPC. This must be done weekly.

    Please print, complete one form per person, and bring it with you to church. Extra forms will be available at the church entrance if you are unable to print or forget to bring one with you.

  • Surveys closed

    Thank you for your responses to the MCPC reopening survey. Your input will help shape how MCPC will reopen for in-person worship and ministries.

  • Planning for in-person worship

    God calls His covenant nation “the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise.” (Isaiah 43:21) Ever since COVID Emergency regulations forced us to suspend in-person services, we eagerly looked forward to being able to physically gather again to proclaim God’s praise. The new COVID regulations have given churches permission for in-person worship.

    We’re seeking your input as we plan to start those services again.

    Please fill out our Church Re-opening Survey so we can hear your feelings and concerns as we plan for re-opening our church building and resuming in-person worship.

    The surveys are now closed.

    Thank you for your help with this important project.

  • March 26, 2020

    In order to better coordinate the virtual worship services in three languages, the Mandarin worship will occur at 10:30am. English will still be at 9:30am, Cantonese at 11:30am.

    We’ll see you at mcpc.ca/live on Sunday morning!

  • March 21, 2020

    As the COVID-19 situation evolves and gatherings are still prohibited, MCPC will use livestreaming of all three services (English, Cantonese and Mandarin) on Sunday at their usual times. Please reload this page for the livestream link 15 minutes before your service.

    For offering, we recommend to use Pre-Authorized Remittance (PAR). It will allow for automatic electronic offering on the 20th of every month. MCPC has been utilizing this service by the United Church for several years. Please download, fill out and send this PAR Authorization Form along with a void cheque via email to finance@mcpc.ca. You can print it out to scan or take a picture of the form and void cheque with your mobile phone.

    Receipt for tax purposes will be issued at the end of the year.

    If you have any questions regarding PAR, please email finance@mcpc.ca and the Board of Managers will reply to you.

  • March 14, 2020
    Dear MCPC Family,

    COVID-19 is causing disruption to our daily life, as it has caused pain and suffering in China, Iran, Italy, and other parts of the world. As recommended by government health professionals, an effective way to prevent transmission is not gathering in large numbers and close proximity.

    As MCPC is a family that includes seniors to young children, our church leaders believe it is prudent and responsible to suspend all worship services and ministry programs immediately until further notice. It is not a decision taken lightly but with faith, compassion and love. In the meantime, we are investigating alternative forms of worship through online technology.

    While Sunday worship services are halted temporarily, our church doors will be open between 10:00-11:00 AM on Sunday for those who wish to seek comfort and quiet time with God in the sanctuary for prayers and reflection.

    “casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7)
    親愛的MCPC大家庭,

    COVID-19正在直接影響我們的日常生活,而它在中國,伊朗,意大利和世界其他地區造成了痛苦及死亡。根據政府衛生專家的建議,防止傳播的有效方法就是減少聚集和接觸。

    由於MCPC是一個扶老攜幼的大家庭,所以我們的教會領袖們認為,有需要立即暫停所有敬拜和教會聚會,直至另行通知為止,我們相信這是審慎又負責任的做法。 這不是一個輕易的決定,而是帶著信心,充滿恩慈和愛心的決定。 同時,我們正在研究通過互聯網舉行其他形式的崇拜。

    雖然週日的崇拜和教會活動暫時停止,但我們教會的門將在禮拜日上午10:00 – 11:00 之間打開,讓弟兄姊妹在聖殿裡尋求上帝的安慰, 經歷與主一起安靜,祈禱和反思。

    你 們 要 將 一 切 的 憂 慮 卸 給 神 , 因 為 他 顧 念 你 們 。(彼 得 前 書 5:7)