At the Board Meeting last Sunday a request was brought forward that we consider declaring Riverview United Church to be a Scent-Free Zone.
Many people these days find themselves having allergic reactions to scented products (perfume/cologne, deodorant, candles, hair products etc.). As a result many places and meetings are asking people to refrain from wearing/using such products.
As a Board we decided that we would not pass a policy at this point. Instead, we will ask people not to use these products and invite dialogue within the congregation. At a later point we may pass a policy declaring our building to be a Scent-Free Zone (much like we are already a smoke-free zone). The Board would like to hear feedback/questions on this topic.