COVID-19 Response and Precautions

Updated: Monday, March 31th, 12:30pm

Dear Walton Friends,

Most local church congregations of various denominations are now closed for services and programs. Walton Church Council approved that as of Sunday afternoon, March 15, Walton will have a full closure of all church facilities, and the cancellation of services, meetings, and programming until further notice.

To replace the Sunday Services we will email everyone on Sunday mornings, a copy of the Sunday sermon, a pastoral prayer, scripture reading and the words of two hymns.

For a more traditional experience, we encourage you to visit the United Church of Canada Facebook page on Sundays, where they will be streaming a weekly worship service.

We are suspending all home, nursing home or hospital visits unless it is an emergency and specifically requested by the family – provided it is not COVID-19 related.

The church staff is working from home and we are available to assist you with administrative and pastoral needs. Please leave a voice message on our main phone line (905-827-1643) or email and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate staff member.

In the event of a pastoral emergency, please contact Rev. Jim directly by email at

We know this period of isolation and worry can be stressful, particularly for those with existing health challenges. We are here to help. If you are in need of essential supplies, medications, or food, and are unable to leave your house or do not have someone else who can shop for you, please call or email the church office. We are coordinating volunteer deliveries of necessities and all requests will be kept confidential.

As this situation continues to evolve, please monitor Walton’s own social media channels, website and email for further updates.

Some important reminders:

• Please communicate with staff by email or phone if you are unwell so we can pray, call or email with you.
• Please follow all the official heath directions from various levels of government.
• Go to reliable sources for information and updates. The Government of Canada website has excellent information and resources on COVID-19, click here to go to their website.

This is a challenging time but if we follow the advice of health professionals and the government, hopefully, the risk of this virus can be minimized.

Rev. Gill, Staff and Council

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