Clinton CRC and Covid-19

On this page, we hope to post updates on how our church is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

We pray that everyone will stay home as much as possible. 

If you or someone you know, needs assistance, please contact your elder, deacon or Admin Team. 

  • April 25, 2021

    Due to the new provincial guidelines that came into effect for religious gatherings, we will be moving to online services only starting April 25 until at least May 22. We praise God for the live stream technology and thankful to all those involved with each service.  

  • April 7, 2021 Update

    Dear Congregation of the Clinton CRC, 


    As we enter further in to this third wave of the pandemic, the province has issued a further limit on the number of people we can accommodate in the church building to 15% or 67 individuals. The Administrative Team met to look at ways we can follow the law but provide in person worship to anyone who wishes to attend. The plan was shared with Full Council.


    The Team wishes to extend our thanks to all those who chose to worship at home via live stream on Easter Sunday and as well as to those who came out to the live worship at the church. It was a good example of our church family working together.  We wait with joyful anticipation for the day when we all return to worship together.


    For the coming Sunday services where the church building is limited to 15% capacity, we will be offering two church services:

    •         10:00 am which will be live streamed
    •         11:30 am which will be the identical service and not live streamed.


    In between the services, all required surfaces will be disinfected as per public health guidelines. The serving Elders and Deacons will be taking on this duty. This will allow for everyone who had been attending live worship prior to the lockdown to continue to attend.


    Members are asked to register for one of the services and attend the service for which you registered.  All other protocols remain in place.  Once there are 67 people registered for the 10:00 am service, the remaining people will be registered for the 11:30 am service.  If there is less than 67 registered for services, the 11:30 am service will not be held. To register, please do so prior to 3 pm on Fridays by either calling the church office at 519-482-5264 and leave a message (Sandy is working remotely and will access the messages). Alternatively, you can email Please register prior to 3 pm on Fridays. 


    The Administrative Team wishes to acknowledge this is only possible through an increase of the work that the Worship Team, Sound Team, Live Stream Team and Screen Team are doing as volunteers to run the additional services. We further acknowledge the support of Full Council to take on these additional roles and Pastor Ray for so capably leading us through these rough waters and embracing these extra duties with his servant’s heart.  We thank God for providing all we stand in need of.


    As we work through this third stage of the pandemic, we also want to voice that we are aware that this has taken a toll on our members and our community. Our Deacons and Elders are available to provide support where it is needed, but we may not be aware of a need. If there is a need you become aware of please reach out to us.  We encourage the congregation to find a way to connect with other members in a safe manner. A phone call or a note of encouragement can have a real impact on those who receive it. 


    Our Ministry Teams continue to amaze us by the creative ways they are reaching out to those they serve.  Keep up the kingdom work. Our God is great and in control.



    The Administrative Team of Clinton CRC Council

  • April 3, 2021 update

    Dear Clinton CRC Congregation, 


    On behalf of church administrative team, we extend our wishes for a blessed Easter. May the miracle of the empty tomb and joy in the Risen Lord fill your heart .


    On April 1, the provincial government announced changes to their pandemic response plan, putting the emergency brake on for the entire province, effective April 3 . We are thankful that this time places of worship are able to remain open for worship services  and all of our current practices comply with the guidelines.  However, there is a reduced number of people able to attend in person worship. The limit for this stage is 15% of the building’s capacity. For our church, this translates to 67 people. 


    For this Easter Sunday, there is not time to implement anything other than reduced capacity for in person worship. The limit of 67 people is all that we are able to admit into the church building. Once that limit is reached, people arriving  will be asked to return home and encouraged to join the livestream. 


    We will meet this week to plan for the remainder of this restricted period. Once decisions are made, they will be communicated. Please keep us in your prayers as we seek ways to honour our Lord and comply with the law, while providing worship options to the congregation. 


    We are thankful that there is no limit on the number who are able to worship via live stream or the recorded service and that the church is not constrained to a building but to the limitless grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. As we celebrate his resurrection, may we extend grace to those around us and be His light in this dark world.


    In Christ Alone, 

    The Administrative Team of Clinton CRC.

  • March 21, 2020 Update

    There is no doubt that NOW is the time for all of us to do our part to curb the spread of COVID-19. We now have community spread of the virus within Canada and time is of the essence for implementing changes to “flatten the curve” before this pandemic overwhelms our healthcare system.


    Do NOT:

    - Attend playdates with friends off from school – try virtual playdates!

    - Go to crowded places (eg. Malls, movie theatres)

    - Have family or social gatherings such as dinner parties

    – use technology to keep up with friends and family!

    - Attend Music lessons (unless they are virtual)

    - Attend Athletic events with large groups

    - Attend club events

    Please, do what you can to AVOID contact with people outside of your immediate family as much as possible. Work from home. If needed, take vacation days and stay at home – do what you must to isolate in your home. Keep trips to the grocery store short, and only send one family member.

    We are asking all our members to consider connecting with those around you by phone or computer. We can continue to be a community of believers supporting each other and our neighbours.

    We have asked that all meetings and groups not meet until further notice – this includes meetings in your homes. Try using Skype, Facetime or Zoom to connect or just pick up the telephone and call someone.

    We would encourage you to join our church Facebook page Clinton CRC Church Family or check out our website Clinton Christian Reformed Church. If you know someone that does not have a computer please call them and keep them updated on what is happening.

    At this time if you need any assistance please contact your pastoral elder or deacon. They are available to talk, provide help, deliver items but will not be able to face-to-face visits.

    Use your church directory to pray for each member in our congregation. It is through prayer that we connect with God, worship him and bring to him our concerns.

    As this pandemic continues to evolve we will keep you up to date with the changes and will try to provide ways for you to worship in your home.

    Thank you for taking this seriously and following the guidance of the Federal and Provincial governments and the Public Health Unit.

    God continues to hold us in His hands and is always in control.

    IN CHRIST ALONE we find our strength.

    Clinton CRC Administrative Team.

  • February 2021 update

    We are so blessed to be able to return to in person worship in our church building!  On Sunday, February 21 we had approximately 50 members attend the service in person to worship God as a community of believers with many more members attending through live stream from home.


    As we continue to meet together to worship, we as Full Council of the Clinton CRC would like to share with you the guidelines we have received from the Huron Perth Public Health Unit.  These guidelines and screening questions were updated by Huron Perth Public Health on February 17, 2021 and provide our congregation with the tools and knowledge to provide a safe and healthy place to worship our Lord and Saviour.  We encourage you to read the guidelines so you are aware of what we are doing as a congregation.


    Please answer the screening questions at home before you come to worship in person and if you answer yes to any of the questions, please stay home and join us for worship via live stream or watching the recorded video.


    We would like to encourage all our members to join us in thanking God for continuing to provide us with all we need each and every day.


    God is good! 

  • March 30, 2020 Update

    Dear Clinton CRC Family,


    In keeping with the guidelines set forth from the Huron Perth Public Health, the Council of Clinton Christian Reformed Church after prayer and discernment has decided to indefinitely suspend worship services and all meetings until further notice.  We are committed to the health and safety of you, the members and our community and we have a responsibility to help contain the spread of infection.


    These cancellations will be reviewed as the public response to the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds and updates will be posted regularly on our facebook page, website, by email and phone for those that do not have online access.


    The Clinton CRC Worship Team is currently researching creative ways to nurture the faith of our church family and to keep us connected.  Every Friday the Worship Team will send out an email with a service for you and your family to follow on Sunday.  Please look for ways that we can bless each other.  You are encouraged to reach out to members, especially those who do not have e-mail or facebook as well as those in our community.


    There have been a number of you asking how you can give during this time of uncertainty.  There are a couple of options available at this time.

    1. You can mail a cheque to the church.
    2. E-Transfer to

    With Option 1 and 2 please indicate the amount for budget and the amount for the offering of the week.

    1. PAR or Pre-Authorized Remittance is only available to those who are set up already.

    The church doors will remain locked at this time but the church office is open.  Any concerns, please contact your pastoral elder or deacon or call the church at (519) 482-5264 or e-mail


    “When I am afraid, I will trust in You.”  Psalm 56:3