Exalting Christ and Loving People

FAQ for In-Person Services

In adherence to the both the Provincial and Ottawa Public Health guidelines the Board of Elders along with the Safety Team have been working towards having safe in-person worship services at Alta Vista Baptist Church. Online services are still an option.

The health and safety of the church family is our first concern. The following is by no means an exhaustive list.

Click HERE for Ottawa Public Health screening questions


  • Due to limited seating we ask you register all family members on the church website or if unable to go online please call Patrizia Wand-Mayville at (613) 265-5734.
  • You may also show up at church and sign in at the Welcome Centre.
  • At this time please familiarize yourself with the screening questions as these will be asked prior to entering the church. See attached Health Screening Questions.


  • The main entrance will be designated the only entrance.
  • On site screening, a mask and the use of hand sanitizer will be required before entering the building.
  • Someone will usher you to a designated seat.
  • Physically distancing will be followed in the sanctuary both in the aisle and in the pews.


  • The upper level of the church is the only area open for use.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting will occur before and after the services.
  • The only bathroom available will be on the main floor through the nursery.
  • All chairs and tables will be removed from the lobby.
  • No food or drink with the exception of personal water bottles.

Worship Service

  • Families, or cohorts, including children MUST stay & sit together.
  • Although not staffed, the nursery room is open to care for your little one. 
  • Children’s church is now available during the service.
  • We ask there be no hand shaking, fist bumps, hugs, kisses, touching.
  • We encourage people to socialize outside after the service.
  • At the end of the service dismissal will be directed by the ushers starting with back rows and allowing for time to make your way to either exit doors, sanitize your hands, and exit the building.

Who is recommended by Ottawa Public Health NOT attend

  • Individuals over 70 years old.
  • Individuals who have chronic medical condition or weakened immune system.
  • Individuals who cannot wear a mask.
  • Children under the age of 2 years old.