Fort Massey United Church of Canada



Fort Massey United Church

Creating Community at the corner of
Queen and Tobin Streets,
Halifax, Nova Scotia since 1871

Please note that our Sunday Morning Services will recorded on Saturday mornings
with limited numbers of persons present (3 at a time)
and will only be available on YouTube until the current COVID-19 upsurge is over.
In-person congregational services will be discontinued for the time being.

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Here is the video from the 149th Anniversary Sunday, November 22.

When watching the YouTube video of the service,
if you have hearing difficulties,
you can activate closed captioning by selecting that option in the lower right corner of the video.

If you would like a text copy of this week's sermon, please email Rev'd Trent at fmminister@eastlink.ca

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves and we continue to monitor government and public health requirements and guidance, it remains our priority to ensure the safety and well-being of all members of our community of faith at Fort Massey United Church. With our focus firmly on that priority, our current intention with respect to the physical re-opening of our church and related facilities is set out below:

*Sunday Morning In Person Gatherings are held at 10:30 a.m., with the Queen Street Doors opening at 10:15 a.m.. Accessibility entrance is at 5303 Tobin Street. The Service is recorded and can be seen on our web site and Facebook page by Sunday mid-afternoon.

*Please, stay home if feeling unwell. Wear a mask (over the nose and mouth). Use the hand sanitizers entering and exiting the building. Maintain a minimum of six-foot distancing as much as possible. Isolate yourself for a minimum of two weeks if you or a household member have travelled outside the Atlantic bubble. Minimize your contacts if you have been in a place with a COVID-19 outbreak. Singing is considered a high-risk activity, even with the wearing of a mask. In lieu of singing the hymns, you are invited to stand and hum along. Thank you for your co-operation.

* To ensure fair and equitable access and enhance our ability to support physical distancing best practices and contact tracing, those wishing to be guaranteed a seat at a service should pre-register either by Email ftmassey@eastlink.ca or phone (902.423.4294) leaving a message at the church office on a first-come, first-served basis by Thursday noon.

* Attendance at all services is limited to 50 bubbles, with assigned seating designated by ushers.

* Sunday Church School children remain with their guardians in the sanctuary during the Service until it is time to go down into the lower hall for class. The nursery space is staffed and is available for younger children.

* Groups and organizations who use the hall need to make contact with our office administrator on Thursdays for further instructions on Fort Massey's COVID-19 protocols before entering the building.

* Weekday church sponsored activities, meetings and groups meet either in person (with Facemasks & Social distancing) or via Zoom.

* Pastoral care is limited to phone calls, emails, Zoom. In person office appointments or home visits are available for emergencies only, with Facemasks and physical distancing required.

Financial Stewardship:
There are several options:
You may want to explore making your donations through PAR {Pre-Authorized Remittance} by downloading and completing the form here. Individuals need to be able to print off the form for completion and then to scan the completed form, including the void check, and email them to Ruth MacKenzie at raem@ns.sympatico.ca Please note that one can easily go ON and OFF PAR at any time.
Also, you can either drop off your donation by cheque through the mail slot at 5303 Tobin St., or post your offering cheque to 5303 Tobin St., Halifax, B3H 1S3 (Cheques only, please -- no cash.).
or you can use this link to donate through CanadaHelps to Fort Massey, as a way of helping the congregation to financially get through these uncertain times.

We've been "Creating Community since 1871"

Where to find us after the pandemic restrictions are over --
on Sundays at 10:30AM -- with a staffed Church School and Nursery
from September to May.

  Accessible Parking, SUNDAYS ONLY, is available on Tobin Street next to the church.
Cars without permits will be ticketed.

To view or download Sunday's bulletin click here.

To see photos from the most recent events at "The Fort" click here

          

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Upcoming Events

All congregational activities in the church are on hiatus during the current COVID-19 period of physical/social distancing.

Information about congregational activities via internet access will be posted as it becomes available.

Regular Events

"Yoga with Andrew":
Restorative Yoga and the FOGA (50 + Over Yoga) classes at Fort Massey are on hiatus for the time being. To find out more about yoga at Fort Massey, email Andrew at indri@indriyoga.com or subscribe to the newsletter at https://indriyoga.com

Additional Links

Fort Massey United Church has been a long-time supporter Brunswick Street Mission and of Camp Kidston.

Fort Massey is a congregation in Region 15 of the United Church of Canada.

Fort Massey is and has been a strong supporter of The Atlantic School of Theology, located at the site of Pine Hill -- the historic school for ministers in the United Church of Canada.