THE CORONAVIRUS AND WORSHIP AT SECOND:
A MESSAGE FROM THE TRANSITION TEAM
All of us are eager to put COVID-19 behind us, so the latest resurgence is exhausting news. How do we best care for each other, for our children, for exhausted healthcare workers, and for those who are immunocompromised?
Because of the new characteristics of the delta strain of the virus, we recommend masking in church. If you do not feel well or if you feel at risk, please join us on-line from home.
Take appropriate precautions and—as the prayer here says—“Be prepared, but not anxious. Be aware, but not desperate. Be vigilant, but not in fear. Be joyful, but not clueless. Be faithful, but not careless. Lord, be my hope and strength.”
Worship Protocols Effective August 2021:
If you are vaccinated, or unvaccinated, we ask that masks be worn to protect others in our community. Singing is welcome in the sanctuary with masks on.
The back pews will be available for those who would prefer more distance.
Outside groups who have used our facility will be asked to register again with the church office, so that administration may approve their return. Unvaccinated participants from these groups will be asked to wear masks. New facility requests, as usual, also will go through the same office.
Future Steps: As conditions continue to be monitored, the COVID Transition Team will implement additional returns to regular operation including:
- The return of attendance registries, Bibles, and hymnals to pews.
- Distancing in the sanctuary will be reduced.
- The return of indoor fellowship events.
- The cleaning/sanitizing of the nursery for its reopening.
Thank you for your grace, understanding, and flexibility as we all have navigated these challenges.