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Expansion of Congregational Worship and Resumption of In-Person Children's Sunday School

Dear ORPC Family,
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!
We thank God for the continued easing of community measures and for the stable COVID-19 situation in Singapore. In line with the easing of community measures, Session has decided on the following changes to our worship services and ministry activities with effect from 29 August (Sunday):

  1.  The 9 AM worship service will be open to a maximum congregation size of 250 persons who are fully vaccinated or have pre-event testing (PET). The congregation will be segregated into 5 zones of 50 persons each. Zones A, B, and C in the Sanctuary and Zones D and E in Dunman Hall. Worshipers can participate in worship services in groups of no more than 5 persons. Congregational singing is not allowed and there will be no mingling allowed within the church premises. Other prevailing safe management measures will remain.
    There will be no live choir leading worship for the time being as choir members singing live must be fully vaccinated AND undergo testing before each fully vaccinated service, under the current restrictions.
  2.  In-person Children’s Sunday School will resume on 29 August. This will be held at the same time as the AM worship service (9-10 am) in Dunman Hall. No vaccination or PET is required for Children’s Sunday School. Parents of children attending Sunday School must also register and should be seated in Zones D and E in Dunman Hall. If you have children aged 12 and below, please register them with our Sunday School Ministry.
  3.  Children aged 12 years and below can participate in the vaccinated only AM worship service provided they make up no more than 20% of the total number of worshippers on-site. If there is more than one child in the group, all children must be from the same household.
  4. There will be no change to the PM service which remains open to 50 persons without vaccination or PET required. Session will monitor the attendance of the PM service and make adjustment as required.

Note that people considered fully vaccinated are those who received the full regimen of Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty and Moderna vaccines, or WHO EUL vaccines (such as Sinovac-CoronaVac, Sinopharm, and AstraZeneca) and are able to produce proof of vaccination.

Yours in Christ,
Rev Clive Chin
Senior Minister, ORPC