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 protocols established as part of the reopening plan developed by our leadership boards in accordance with local health unit guidelines. The protocols may be adjusted when the health unit adjusts its guideline. Protocol adjustments are subject to the decisions of the church leadership. As with the original plans, the current protocols are designed to protect the health and safety of all church users 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 learn about the church’s current guidelines contact the office at 705-457-1891. To read or download an example of the original health protection protocols, click HERE. To download the reopening plan, click HERE.

COVID-19 Response Timeline


April 2

Haliburton United Church moves from requiring that masks be worn to recommending that they be worn, by decision of the HUC Elders (Session)


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. A notice is sent out to the congregation on March 19. Learn more …

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