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The BC government has shut down public attendance at church services until Dec. 7 as part of extended province-wide restrictions to fight the spread of COVID-19. The move does not affect the livestreaming of services but it does mean congregants other than the direct participants cannot attend.

An order by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says "in-person religious gatherings and worship services are suspended ... religious services can continue using remote or virtual attendance options."

Click here for a statement from Pacific Mountain Region

The order is in effect to midnight Dec. 7. First Met congregants who have registered for Sunday worship services on Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 are advised they are no longer able to attend.

"A great deal of work has gone into encouraging people to come to church and setting up our online registration system," says First Met Board chair Edeana Malcolm. "But, unfortunately, with the new restrictions we have to close the doors on Sundays for a few weeks."

Please join us on Sundays at 11 am for our livestreamed virtual services. Click here for our Advent 2020 program.