As of September 1, 2021, BC Public Health has repealed the Interior Health mask order and churches are now under the Provincial Mask Order.
There are currently no capacity limits or restrictions on indoor or outdoor religious gatherings and worship services for churches outside of the Interior Health region.
All worship services (and receptions following services) are exempt from the mask mandate and the requirement for proof of vaccination. In addition, any public meetings held in faith-based settings that have a worship component, such as youth groups, pastoral meetings, essential services like NA/AA group meetings, warming and cooling centres, or providing food to people in need, are also exempt from the mask mandate and proof of vaccination requirement.
Organized events such as a wedding or funeral reception or other events that do not have a worship component do require attendees to provide proof of vaccination and wear masks.
* Wording copied from C&MA Canadian Pacific District
- masks are recommended inside for everyone over age 12
- sanitizer will be available throughout the building
- VAC Kids & VAC Tots will run as normal on Sundays
- online livestream will continue
- Our full, detailed Communicable Disease Protocol as required by WorkSafe BC's Communicable Disease Plan, is available below
Our livestream will continue to run as normal, and we invite you to join us online if you're not comfortable attending in-person services.
We are grateful to be able to keep our doors open for regular in-person services, and will continue to abide by the recommendations of our Provincial Government as well as our C&MA Canadian Pacific District authorities.
Our office remains open, and our staff and pastors are working as recommendations suggest. If you need us, we are here! Please reach out! We will continue to monitor any changes & will keep you updated. May we continue to be grateful for what we do have, & to know that church is much more than an hour together, whether in-person or behind a screen. We look forward to seeing you in-person or online very soon.
The Vernon Alliance Church campus and office is open to the public. All visitors must enter through the West side doors during the day. Outside of these hours, all phone calls will be directed to our main answering machine.
Many in-person ministry programs are resuming this Fall, or continue to meet in a virtual capacity. Please view our events page, or contact our office or your ministry leader for more information. All in-person events will continue to adhere to the most up-to-date restrictions and guidelines outlined by BC Provincial Health.
**VAC Families in-person has resumed on Sundays
The Vernon Alliance Church campus and office is open to the public. All visitors must enter through the West side doors during the day. Outside of regular hours, all phone calls will be directed to our main answering machine. You may continue to email firstname.lastname@example.org, and each staff member can be reached at their respective email address.
As of September 1, 2021, BC Public Health has repealed the Interior Health mask order and churches are now under the Provincial Mask Order. There are currently no capacity limits or restrictions on indoor or outdoor religious gatherings and worship services for churches outside of the Interior Health region.
All worship services (and receptions following services) are exempt from the mask mandate, indoor gathering limits and the requirement for proof of vaccination. Masks are recommended but not required indoors for everyone over age 12. This means that our regular weekend services are ON, but please mask up indoors if you are more comfortable.
So yes, if you wake up in the morning and want to come to church....you can!
We will also continue to stream live online. Join us on Saturdays at 6:30pm and Sundays at 10am.
Thank you in advance for your generosity by continuing to worship through your giving. We have several online giving options for you, as well as in-person giving stations. Visit our Give page for more information.
If you need specific prayer or support, we want to be available for you. Please submit your prayer requests to email@example.com, or send support requests to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact our office. We are praying with you and for you, and are committed to continuing to help and support our community.
Common Threads continues to serve our community in a tangible way each week, with all Covid precautions in place. We are open Thursdays from 9am - 11am. While we can't yet offer a sit-down option, all our meals are served with a smile in convenient to-go containers. Our clothing program is open, and we can allow a certain number of guests in during Thursday hours.
VAC Tots and Kids is now open on Sundays.
Although families are welcome in the main services, we encourage parents to take advantage of the amazing weekend programs available for ages 0 to Grade 5 on Sundays. Your kids will be well taken care of by our Family Ministries team of VAC Tots and VAC Kids - who create specific and exciting environments for your kids to discover God. View our protocols here.
VAC is committed to continue helping kids and their families connect, both in-person and online! Visit our Families page for more info!
Our VAC Families team also has online resources available for you to continue to teach and have fun with your kids while they discover God.
Follow VAC Families on Facebook and Instagram to stay in touch!
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
- Philippians 4:6-7