Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Recently York Region has applied the “Red-Control” measures to control the spread of COVID-19 with additional restrictions that also apply to our Parish.
Worship services will continue regularly, but with a limit of 30% of the chapel’s capacity, mandatory maintenance of a physical distance of 2m and wearing of face masks (more details here: https://www.york.ca/wps/portal/yorkhome/health/yr/covid-19/publichealthsafetymeasures/ and https://www.york.ca/wps/portal/yorkhome/health/yr/covid-19/mandatoryuseoffacemasksandcoverings/ ).
Until further notice, Sunday lunches will be canceled, as well as any gatherings in the upper hall after Divine Liturgy.
Penalties for non-compliance with these restrictions are very rigorous and could jeopardize the existence of our Parish.
This situation in which we are prevented from organizing lunches and other activities and events significantly reduces the revenue of the Parish, and thus we ask you all to help out:
- One time donations:
- electronically by interac e-transfer via your online-banking services directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- by personal check, whether you bring it in person at church, or by mailing it to St. Archangel Gabriel Serbian Orthodox Church, 49 North Lake Rd, P.O. Box 2918, Richmond Hill, ON, L4E 1A8
- Monthly, by filling out one of the pre-authorization forms for automatic withdrawals from your account, and bringing the form either in person to church or by mailing it to the address of our Parish:
We remind you that for all contributions that arrive by the end of December 31st you will receive a receipt for your 2020 income taxes.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
– Governing Board of St. Archangel Gabriel Parish in Richmond Hill