Looking Ahead to Worship
As we have reflected on next steps for gathering together in person for worship, we have recognized that different individuals have radically different comfort levels. Acknowledging that, being informed by CDC guidelines and state regulations, and recognizing that worship will need to involve face masks, social/physical distancing, and other precautions, our ad hoc committee has recommended that we begin in July to create the opportunity for those who wish to worship in the sanctuary to do so.
The church will continue to have services each week online, but we are temporarily suspending in-person services. We very much look forward to being together in worship, and we are monitoring that possibility in an ongoing manner.
Please click HERE for the Return to Worship Plans.
Thanks again to Larry Hull, Karen McKinley, Nick Stampfli, Kathy Stark, and Peggy Troyer, for their thoughtful reflections and for the time they have invested already in working through your surveys, thinking through logistics, creating videos and signage, buying cleaning products, and reflecting systematically about how we can be most responsible in all we do.
In anticipation of our having the opportunity to return to worship, here are some insights and creative thoughts from Nurse Peggy on hand washing, face masks, and social distancing.