Health Protection Protocols
When Haliburton Pastoral Charge churches are open, all church use is subject to the reopening plans developed by the leadership boards of each church in accordance with local health unit guidelines. Protocols to protect the health and safety of all church users are critical components of the plans and must be followed closely.
Vulnerable individuals are advised to stay at home and watch Sunday services online. If this is not possible, please contact the Pastoral Charge office for another option. To watch online, visit the Watch Online page.
COVID-19 Response Timeline
Lochlin and Haliburton churches reopen for regular Sunday services. Ingoldsby remains closed for now. Online services continue Sundays at 11:15 a.m. on YouTube
All HPC churches are closed until further notice. The decision to close has been made by HPC Elders (Session) due to concern for the health of the church communities, given the rapid global spread of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Online services continue Sundays at 11:15 a.m. on YouTube
Ingoldsby United Church reopens for Sunday services under pandemic protocols. Online services continue
By decision of the Haliburton United Church Elders (Session), for the health and peace of mind of all who attend HUC services, two vaccinations are required against COVID-19. Those who have not yet received both vaccinations are encouraged to do so, and meanwhile they are invited to join in Sunday services online at 11:15 a.m.
Haliburton and Lochlin United Churches reopen for Sunday services under pandemic protocols. Ingoldsby United Church remains closed. Online services continue
HPC churches are closed in response to provincial COVID-19 pandemic management regulations. Online services continue
Haliburton and Lochlin United Churches close in response to the provincial shutdown. Ingoldsby United Church remains closed. Online services return to their earlier schedule Learn more …
Haliburton and Lochlin United Churches reopen under strict health protection protocols. Ingoldsby United Church chooses to remain closed. Online services continue at a new time Learn more …
HPC churches respond to Stage 3 of the provincial reopening plan by choosing not to reopen before the fall, a decision strongly recommended by the United Church of Canada’s local regional council. This gives the leadership boards at the churches time to learn how best to address social distancing, effective sanitation and other needs, and prepare the reopening plans required by regional council
HPC churches celebrate Easter with online Communion service Learn more …
HPC continues to adapt online services Learn more …
HPC begins live streaming Sunday services Learn more …
HPC posts a recording of “Lost and Found” as a song of encouragement for the times Watch video …
All HPC churches close just ahead of the provincial government’s recommendation that public spaces do so to help flatten the COVID-19 pandemic curve Learn more …