Current Status

Haliburton United Church is open for services Sundays at 11:15 a.m. The services are broadcast on YouTube. For details, visit the Watch Online page.

Health Protection Protocols

When the church is open, church use is subject to the reopening plan developed by our leadership boards in accordance with local health unit guidelines. Protocols to protect the health and safety of all church users are critical components of the plan and must be followed closely.

Vulnerable individuals are advised to stay at home and watch the service online. If this is not possible, please contact the church office for another option. To watch online, visit the Watch Online page.

To read and download the health protection protocols, click HERE. To download the reopening plan, click HERE.

COVID-19 Response Timeline


March 6

HUC reopens for regular services Sundays at 11:15 a.m. Online services continue Sundays at 11:15 a.m. on YouTube


December 30

HUC is closed until further notice. The decision to close has been made by HUC Elders (Session) due to concern for the health of the church community, given the rapid global spread of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Online services continue Sundays at 11:15 a.m. on YouTube

September 16

By decision of the Haliburton United Church Elders (Session), for the health and peace of mind of all who attend HUC services, two vaccinations are required against COVID-19. Those who have not yet received both vaccinations are encouraged to do so, and meanwhile they are invited to join in Sunday services online at 11:15 a.m.

July 25

HUC reopens under pandemic protocols. Online Sunday services continue

January 12

HUC is closed to all but certain essential services in response to the provincial government’s COVID-19 pandemic management regulations. Sunday services continue online


December 26

HUC closes in response to the provincial shutdown. Online Sunday services return to their earlier schedule Learn more …

October 4

HUC reopens under strict health protection protocols. Online Sunday services continue at a new time Learn more …

July 17

HUC responds to Stage 3 of the provincial reopening plan by choosing not to reopen before the fall, a decision strongly recommended by the United Church of Canada’s local regional council. This gives the church leadership boards time to learn how best to address social distancing, effective sanitation and other needs, and prepare the reopening plan required by regional council

April 12

HUC celebrates Easter with an online Communion service Learn more …

March 29

HUC continues to adapt online services Learn more …

March 22

HUC begins live streaming Sunday services Learn more …

March 20

HUC posts “Lost and Found” as a song of encouragement for the times Watch video …

March 16

HUC closes just ahead of the provincial government’s recommendation that public spaces do so to help flatten the COVID-19 pandemic curve Learn more …

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