OAC (and our user groups) will comply with all pertinent provincial health restrictions and follow the best practices for faith-based activities provided by the BC Centre for Disease Control
While Covid cases remain high in our region we will employ extra measures to ensure our worship gatherings keep the risk of COVID-19 infections low, especially for those more vulnerable. Face masks will be required of those able to wear one in any shared space within our building.
We will not be hosting sit-down meals but will offer beverages and light refreshments. Remember to replace your mask when not sipping or snacking.
Coloured stickers will be offered to help communicate the level of close contact individuals are comfortable with. Be considerate of those who need to maintain greater caution.
Before attending assess yourself for symptoms of Covid-19 and stay home if you feel unwell, joining us online instead.
Practice frequent hand hygiene and avoid touching your face and eyes.
We will not be checking vaccination status but do encourage everyone who is eligible to be fully vaccinated.
The North American Division
of Seventh-day Adventists (NAD)
is committed to sharing hope and wholeness through the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. This includes caring for our own bodies as the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19,20) and ministering to the health of others within our community (Isaiah 58). In line with this commitment, the NAD fully supports the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s statement encouraging “responsible immunization/vaccination,” and as such has “no religious or faith-based reason not to encourage adherents to responsibly participate in protective and preventive immunization programs.”
While we respect an individual’s choice and convictions to not be vaccinated, Adventist leaders can not provide church-endorsed vaccine exemption letters as there is no basis for avoiding medical interventions within our church teachings or doctrine.