COVID-19 Updates

Redwood Park Church started the process of re-opening our building and programs in stages. We have been following government protocols in order to make sure that we don’t just keep our church safe, but the entire community of Thunder Bay. We’ve had to adjust to changing government guidelines as medical professionals learn more about COVID-19, sometimes on a weekly basis. It has been an incredible season of learning and re-training for the staff and our volunteers. Our mission has not changed, we've simply adapted to move forward in a manner that is safe, effective, and better suited to meet the growing needs of our community.


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*Our Current Status*: Stage 4


Stage 4: Increase in Mid-week Opportunities for Growth, Connection, & Services

As of Fall 2021

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Welcome back to in-person services! We will still have an online streamed service at 11:30am, but for those who are interested in coming back to our building we are offering live in-person services at both 9:30am and 11:30am.

Registration is mandatory for in-person attendance to aid with contact tracing. It is best to register ahead of time to reserve your spot with our current capacity limits. You can find the upcoming Sunday registration here


As of November 14th, 2021 each service will look a bit different. Please review below our two different service protocols.

1st Service

Before you leave your home:

  • Register yourself and your household!
  • Redwood Kids programming is available for Toddlers to Grade 5 - register them on the same link.
  • Every person fill out a COVID-19 Screening questionnaire.
  • Bring a face mask/covering for everyone over the age of 2.
  • Every person bring proof of vaccination as well as a valid piece of identification.

When you arrive:

  • Enter via the Main Foyer Doors on the North Side of the building located off the main parking lot.
  • Show your documents to our Greeting Hosts.
  • Wear a face mask/covering at all times while indoors.
  • Seat yourselves in the Auditorium.
  • When the service is over, please exit the Auditorium so we can prepare for the next service.

2nd Service

Before you leave your home:

  • Register yourself and your household!
  • Redwood Kids programming is NOT available in-person but there is online content for Kids on our YouTube page with our livestream service.
  • Every person fill out a COVID-19 Screening questionnaire.
  • Bring a face mask/covering for everyone over the age of 2.

When you arrive:

  • Enter via the Main Foyer Doors on the North Side of the building located off the main parking lot.
  • Show your documents to our Greeting Hosts.
  • Wear a face mask/covering at all times while indoors.
  • Remain 2 meters apart from anyone outside your immediate household. 
  • Follow all entry, exit, and seating requirements as posted throughout the building.
  • Join the Auditorium line together! We are not able to "hold" seats if they come later after you.
  • An usher will guide you to your seat in the Auditorium. Once seated, remain in your seat.
  • When the service is over, please remain seated and wait for exit instructions.

Our Stages of Reopening

We have developed a 5-Stage Reopening Plan which we shared with our congregation in November 2020. We will evaluate as new local, provincial, and federal mandates come in place and will update you if we have to change stages.

  • Stage 1: Church Online

    • Full closure of the building
    • Staff working remotely
    • Virtual Sunday service and programming
  • Stage 2: Church Online & Limited Controlled Services

    • Partial building re-opening: Inviting guests for Sunday morning services as we train staff and volunteers in safety procedures
    • Every week, evaluating and making adjustments and building improvements as needed. 
    • Some Sunday & mid-week programs resumed, likely a mix of in-person programs with limited capacity and online options
  • Stage 3: Church Online & Two Sunday Services

    • 2 services (9:30 and 11:30) open to our entire church community with capacity limits in place. 
    • Guests need to pre-register using Church Center App, which can be downloaded on any mobile device. Registration for each Sunday will open the Monday before
    • Online livestream still available
  • Stage 4: Increase in Mid-week Opportunities for Growth, Connection, & Services

    • Two in-person Sunday services with capacity limits in place
    • Online livestream still available
    • Sundays begin to include programming options for families with young children
    • Additional mid-week programs and events opening up
  • Stage 5: Full Re-Opening

    • All restrictions lifted
    • Building open at full capacity on Sundays and throughout the week