What can you expect?
We want you to feel at home at the Bridge so here's a few little things that might help:
GATHERINGS For this year we are gathering in two different ways through the month, alternating between Hybrid (LIVE & ZOOM) and Online Only all on ZOOM
Hybrid Sunday - both in person and online (2nd and 4th Sunday in the month)
Covid Protocol: Covid protocol is that we act sensibly and care for one another. There is no mask mandate for indoor gatherings at this point, but you are free to wear one if you would like to. If you are sick we ask that you stay home and join us on zoom instead.
Inside the building: The room we meet in is quite spacious, and we will have doors open where possible to increase airflow. If you feel your chair is too close to someone else and would prefer more of a buffer between you then please feel free to move it to where you feel good.
Outside the building: There are 2 large uncovered decks directly accessible from the front of the room, which if you prefer you could stand or sit on, and still be able to hear what is going on inside. There are also 2 smaller outdoor spaces at the back of the room that each have a small covered area.
During the meeting: We are serving coffee again at the start of our gathering and are happy to have that time to chat and be together. Please bring your own mug as that helps us care for the planet by not producing more waste. We have a few if you forget.
Online Only Sunday - (1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of the month)
We meet between 10:30 and 12:00pm on a Sunday morning. Our meeting usually takes the form of announcements, round table conversation, communion, a talk, some space for a prayer response and then an open question and response.
Long weekends - Every long weekend (except Easter) is a time when we don't meet up as a big group. We take this as an opportunity to rest, be away, and spend time with our neighbours or friends and family. We call this #bridgeselfiesunday and people send in pictures of what they are up to that are shared on our Instagram and Facebook Stories.
BridgeKIDS is also alternating between live and online.
When we are live (2nd and 4th Sunday in the month) children will sign in on the playground and will be outside in a covered area and/or on the playground through the morning. If you are bringing children, please dress them for the weather.
When we are online children will meet between 9:30am and 10:00am for games, stories, prayer and activities. It’s a bit chaotic but it is fun! If your kids want to watch and not participate that’s fine with us, playing lego on the floor at the same time as listening to the kids morning is always an option.
Youth are welcome to join the adults in our Sunday gatheing or join kids - many of our youth are leaders in the kids groups. Youth group happens at another time in the month - more about that here.
We hope to see you in either our live or virtual spaces or both.