Forward Reopening Guidelines
We were pleased to be able to reopen our sites on Sunday, July 5. However, because of low registration numbers at our Kitchener site, we have decided to pause in-person services at Kitchener until the fall.
For the Cambridge service, in order to comply with government guidelines, seating is limited and registration is required. Registration will open weekly on Tuesdays. You will be able to find the links on the front page of our website (forwardchurch.ca) or in the What’s Happening? newsletter. You must register each week to attend on Sunday.
10:00am Online Service – Join us live at churchathome.ca
10:00am Cambridge Service – Register here for August 9
If you choose to attend in person, we recommend you arrive early to allow time for check-in. If there are people in your social circle that you would like to sit with, please wait for them in the parking lot and enter together. The seating hosts will be seating people in the order they arrive.
Reminders if you plan to attend in-person
- Safety measures will be in place, so please follow the guidance of our volunteers.
- Due to current regulations, we won’t have live musical worship but will be playing a recording. We ask you to join in by humming along or finding ways to focus your hearts and minds in worship other than singing out loud.
- Waterloo Region has passed a bylaw that mandates face coverings for indoor public spaces. Therefore, we now require those attending church in person to wear a mask unless they meet the criteria for exemption. Children under the age of five and those who are unable to wear a face covering as a result of a medical condition or disability are exempt from wearing masks. If you do not have your own cloth mask, we will provide disposable masks at the entrance.
- KidzTown will be closed and children will join families in the auditorium. Family break rooms and kids activity kits will be available.
- Bibles will not be available. Please bring your own or use the YouVersion bible app.
We thank you for your continued prayers and support for our leadership, staff and volunteer teams as we continue to work to keep our community members safe during reopening.
If you have any questions, please contact the office at email@example.com
Join us for Church online
Sunday mornings at
9am and 11am
We will be streaming our services at
We encourage you to join the chat and be a part of the conversation.
We will update this page with when we plan to resume on-site physical services.
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES – Updated June 8
After the announcement of the Ontario Government on June 8th, we look forward to planning the return to in-person physical gatherings over the coming weeks. We want to make sure that our return is both safe and done well. Know that our staff and leadership are working hard to ensure this. We will continue to create online experiences that you and your family can enjoy going forward so that you can resume in-person participation when you feel it is safe. Please fill out the following form to help us as we make decisions regarding the re-opening.
We have currently hit pause on all ministry gatherings at both of our sites. Please connect with your ministry leader for further updates and continue to check online and on social media for updates.
“God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of
power and of love and of a sound mind.”
1 Timothy 1:7
We believe that it is at times like this that we need to live in the power of the Holy Spirit. Let’s lovingly share the hope and peace that we have in Jesus with those who are feeling alone and anxious. Share our online service as a way to encourage them and point to the peace and hope we know can be found in Christ.
Let’s love as Jesus has called us to love. Reach out to family, friends and neighbours, the elderly and the vulnerable who might need an extra hand, a phone call or even to pick up needed supplies.
We care about you and love you. If you need additional support or pastoral care during this pandemic, please contact the church office at 519-621-6566 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make sure one of our pastoral staff reaches out to you.
We know and believe in the power of prayer especially in times like these. If you have a prayer request you would like to share with us, please send those to email@example.com
Pray for our community
It is obvious that this has had a deep impact on the people around us. Pray for those who are anxious, scared and alone. Pray for those who are unwell and in need of healing. Pray for God to use his people to be a beacon of love and peace.
Pray for our leaders
Our leaders are under immense pressure as communities look for their direction. Pray that they would make wise decisions and would lead our communities well.
Pray for front-line workers
Front-line workers in hospitals, long-term care and other facilities are working long hours under immense pressure. Pray that God would give them his peace and grant them health and endurance as they practically care for the vulnerable and unwell.
The Mission of the church doesn’t stop. Everything that we do is done through the generous and sacrificial giving of our church community. We are actively looking for ways that we can positively reach out to our community and show the love of Christ in practical and meaningful ways. Please partner with us in this mission. There are many ways to give.
We will continue to provide updates via our social media channels as well as through our regular emails. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will do our best to keep you informed.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us via social media, telephone or email. Please use firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-621-6566
For any updates or questions about COVID-19 we recommend visiting the Region of Waterloo website for the latest information.