Our COVID-19 Plan


We’re all eager to be back together.


The leadership of the Smithers Christian Reformed Church is meeting regularly to determine how to move forward wisely with our plan for (re)gathering together. The protocols described below are informed by CDC Guidelines, the Provincial Health Orders, and their practical implementation for our congregation and facility. This is not a set system, but rather an ongoing and evolving plan for bringing us back together in a way that protects the most vulnerable members of our congregation and our community.


Guidelines, recommendations, and safety protocols are incapable of creating a 100% risk-free or safe environment. We ask that you show grace and love in following our guidelines in an effort to limit the spread of the virus. By entering our facility, you are accepting that protocol will be followed to reduce or mitigate risk, but that the risk cannot be reduced to zero.



Church council has created a committee called the Covid Working Group that is tasked with ensuring all our activities fall within prescribed Provincial Health Office guidelines.  The members of the committee are Barry Lester, Mark Bandstra, Barb Bandstra, Bob Bergen, Dave Ripmeester, Irene Bakker, and Stacey Stolte. If you have any questions, feel free to contact any one of them.

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We Need Your Help!

From readers to attendance takers to worship leaders, we need lots of help to make worshiping in person possible! If you or your family are interested in serving in some way on Sunday mornings, please contact us and let us know! All volunteers will need to wear masks.

If you are part of a ministry you would like to see restarted, please approach the Covid Working Group (Barry Lester, Mark Bandstra, Barb Bandstra, Bob Bergen, Dave Ripmeester, Irene Bakker, or Stacey Stolte) - they would love to work with you and other volunteers to ensure necessary PHO guidelines are met.