COVID-19 Response & Expanded In-Person Worship

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In spite of unusual circumstances, I hope that you have been able to enjoy the summer.

Throughout the spring and summer, we attempted to offer excellent online worship experiences through Facebook and YouTube.  

For the Sundays since the middle of June, we have welcomed back a limited number of you each week to in-person worship on an every other week schedule.  

Throughout all of these weeks, you have continued to be the church in exciting ways.  Whether it has been checking on one another, continuing to financially support the church, engaging in worship in different ways, or leading in a new way, you have done an amazing job of being the church. I am thankful to be your pastor.

Starting this Sunday, August 16, we are expanding opportunities for you to participate in in-person worship gatherings. You are invited to attend as you are comfortable doing so on any Sunday.

We will continue to offer online worship opportunities and anyone who is uncomfortable returning to in-person gatherings may continue to worship online.

Anyone who is not feeling well should worship online.

We will continue to practice measures that will help us ensure the safety of us all.

    • The church will continue to be cleaned and sanitized weekly.
    • We have rearranged our seating and will still stress social distancing by using every other pew and making only seats at the end of the rows available.
    • We still highly recommend that you wear a mask upon entry and keep it on throughout worship.  
    • A greeter will open the door for you.
    • Hand sanitizer stations are available upon entry.
    • An usher will direct you to available seating.
    • We will continue to limit congregational singing.

I am excited about a return to in-person worship gatherings in this expanded way.  I am also, like many of you, understandably cautious about this next step in our COVID-19 response.  I can promise that we have sought wisdom and spent time in prayer as we have made this decision.

I look forward to worshipping with you each week, whether it is online or in-person.  

In the end…Love Wins

Pastor Steve