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Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 until May. 31, 2021
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
We held our annual general meeting online on November 15.
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Below is the most recent congregational message from Mary Ellen Richardson, Chair of our Governing Council.
LISTENING & LEARNING
Fairlawn experienced a major transition two years ago. Our Listening and Learning paper documents the comprehensive conversations that we had with 24 Fairlawn congregants who were particularly affected. Their thoughts and ideas offer us lessons for healing, hope, and listening more deeply as we continue to move forward.
FAIRLAWN: LIFE NOW & IN THE FUTURE
On July 13, Governing Council provided a Fairlawn update on what we learned in our recent online services survey, new initiatives we’re trying, and what returning to the church building will look like. Please:
OUR COMMUNITY RESEARCH REPORT IS IN!
The Taking the Call Forward Community Research Report that we’ve been waiting for is in! Thanks to everyone who provided your valuable input – there were almost 370 participants.
We listened carefully and heard from our community – both Fairlawn and our neighbourhood. Now, we’re looking forward to hearing back from you as, together, we shape Fairlawn’s path in this new time.
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When the Government of Ontario announced, in mid-June, that faith communities could reopen with some restrictions, Fairlawn’s Governing Council (GC) issued this statement with our “Reopening Principles”.
We’re looking forward to when we can return to the building, but we want to ensure that we do it safely and faithfully so everyone remains healthy. For now, we’re:
FAIRLAWN’S CURRENT BUILDING STATEGY
The GC task group – formed to consider what needs to happen for us to have a safe, phased-in return to Fairlawn and in-person public gatherings – notified our community partners (renters) that the building will not be ready for occupancy from June through August.
Fairlawn has minimal capacity to facilitate the operational processes that would be required if COVID-19 broke out on the premises. We also don’t have the ability to secure PPE and hand sanitizers to ensure everyone’s safety since the orders we placed in February remain on back-order.
In late July, the task group will follow the Toronto Public Health guidelines to reassess opening the building in September.
Once it decides to start the re-opening, this will be done in stages:
• Stage 1: bring staff back, up to three weeks ahead of our community partners.
• Stage 2:
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