Fort Massey United Church of Canada



Fort Massey United Church

Creating Community at the corner of
Queen and Tobin Streets,
Halifax, Nova Scotia since 1871

Please note that our Sunday Morning Gatherings are recorded at 10:30 a.m.
with an in person congregation
and then downloaded onto this page by sometime Sunday afternoon.

As soon as the video is available on YouTube, it will be available here.
Here is the video from this morning, October 18.

When watching the YouTube video of the service,
if you have hearing difficulties,
you can activate closed captioning by selecting that option in the lower right corner of the video.

If you would like a text copy of this week's sermon, please email Rev'd Trent at [email protected]

To access previous services, click on the correponding links:
Palm Sunday; Easter Sunday; April 19; April 26;
May 10; May 17; May 24; May 31;
June 7; June 14; June 21; June 28;
July 5; July 12; July 19; July 26; August 2;
Sept 6; Sept 13; Sept 20; Sept. 27; Oct. 4;

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves and we continue to monitor government and public health requirements and guidance, it remains our priority to ensure the safety and well-being of all members of our community of faith at Fort Massey United Church. With our focus firmly on that priority, our current intention with respect to the physical re-opening of our church and related facilities is set out below:

* "Live" worship services continue this week
with congregation present and in-person at 10:30 a.m.
Please note the need to plan for your intention to attend
and procedures to plan for your attendance as described below.
Doors open at 10:15 a.m.
Our Sunday Morning Gatherings will continue to be recorded and available online by later Sunday afternoons.

In preparation for this re-opening we have prepared the video shown below, with insructions about the procedures to be folllowed when re-entering the church for worship.
One major correction to what is presented in the video:
Due to a change in protocol called for by Public Health Officials,
you are asked to keep your masks on throughout the church service.

Please try to view it prior to coming to church so that you will know what to expect.

* Please note that the Sunday Church School will also re-open. Children will remain with their guardians in the sanctuary during the Service until it is time to go down into the lower hall. The nursery space is staffed and will be available for younger children. Please bring your child's playthings, books, etc..

* Attendance at all services will be limited to 50, with assigned seating designated by ushers. Facemasks should be worn when entering and exiting the building.

* To ensure fair and equitable access and enhance our ability to support physical distancing best practices and contact tracing, those wishing to be guaranteed a seat at a service should pre-register either by Email ([email protected]) or phone (902.423.4294) leaving a message at the church office on a first-come, first-served basis by Thursday noon.

* The Church Hall will also re-open beginning September 14th. Pre-pandemic closure groups and organizations who have been using the hall will need to make contact with our office administrator on Thursdays, beginning Sep 10th, for further instructions on Fort Massey's COVID-19 protocols before entering the building.

* Weekday church sponsored activities, meetings and groups will start up again beginning in September, either in person (with Facemasks & Social distancing) or via Zoom.

* Pastoral care is limited to outside visits, phone calls, emails and Zoom. In person office appointments are available for emergencies only, with Facemasks and physical distancing required.

* Inquiries concerning any other requested use of the church and related facilities should be directed to Tamara Mugford, Office Administrator, Email ([email protected]) or phone (902.423.4294).

Financial Stewardship:
There are several options:
You may want to explore making your donations through PAR {Pre-Authorized Remittance} by downloading and completing the form here. Individuals need to be able to print off the form for completion and then to scan the completed form, including the void check, and email them to Ruth MacKenzie at [email protected] Please note that one can easily go ON and OFF PAR at any time.
Also, you can either drop off your donation by cheque through the mail slot at 5303 Tobin St., or post your offering cheque to 5303 Tobin St., Halifax, B3H 1S3 (Cheques only, please -- no cash.).
or you can use this link to donate through CanadaHelps to Fort Massey, as a way of helping the congregation to financially get through these uncertain times.

We've been "Creating Community since 1871"

Where to find us after the pandemic restrictions are over --
on Sundays at 10:30AM -- with a staffed Church School and Nursery
from September to May.

  Accessible Parking, SUNDAYS ONLY, is available on Tobin Street next to the church.
Cars without permits will be ticketed.

To view or download Sunday's bulletin click here.

To see photos from the most recent events at "The Fort" click here

          

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Upcoming Events

All congregational activities in the church are on hiatus during the current COVID-19 period of physical/social distancing.

Information about congregational activities via internet access will be posted as it becomes available.

Regular Events

"Yoga with Andrew":
Restorative Yoga and the FOGA (50 + Over Yoga) classes at Fort Massey are on hiatus for the time being. To find out more about yoga at Fort Massey, email Andrew at [email protected] or subscribe to the newsletter at https://indriyoga.com

Additional Links

Fort Massey United Church has been a long-time supporter Brunswick Street Mission and of Camp Kidston.

Fort Massey is a congregation in Region 15 of the United Church of Canada.

Fort Massey is and has been a strong supporter of The Atlantic School of Theology, located at the site of Pine Hill -- the historic school for ministers in the United Church of Canada.