Update on Re-Opening
Praise the Lord! We have been able to re-open our church facility for public worship for those who are prepared to participate! It certainly seems like it’s been a long time coming. Since the onset of the COVID pandemic in March of necessity we have either been broadcasting our worship services via the internet or else safely-gathering together outdoors on our lawn. We have now taken the next step forward and opened our doors for those who wish to worship together “in person” in the church facility rather than outside. We will host services both at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.. In addition, we will continue to live-broadcast our worship services on Sunday morning, and they are also available for viewing on our website under our “Previous Sermons” and “Resources” tabs.
As we re-gather indoors, we want you to be aware that this will happen in full compliance with the latest local governmental guidelines and recommended safety precautions and measures. These include (but are not limited to) safely-distanced seating in the sanctuary and overflow area (Youth room), clear traffic flow and directional signage throughout the building, weekly sanitized surfaces, and all occupied rooms “electrostatically” sprayed and disinfected prior to and after each usage. In addition, in accord with the current safety guidelines all worship participants (aside from speakers or performers on stage) must wear a face mask/covering while in the facility. Hopefully, that requirement will be lifted soon!
We are able to provide nursery accommodations for infants and toddlers at this juncture as well as Children’s S.S. up through 5th grade, assuming we have sufficient adult volunteers to assist. Unfortunately, at this phase we are not able to provide “Sunday School” options on-site for adults or Youth—hopefully that will be forthcoming very soon.
We recognize that regathering publicly in the facility and the necessity of compliance with the mask-mandate and other guidance isn’t something that everyone will prefer. We realize too that others may not feel comfortable or safe risking in-person participation and we certainly respect that choice. In view of this, we will continue to provide as high a quality broadcast of the worship experience as we are able—we are still “family” and it is important to us that we be together, even though we may not all be able to be in proximity just yet.
If you have any questions about the “re-opening” for on-site worship or about the precautions and measures that are being taken to insure public safety, feel free to call the church office (204-6787).
I look forward to celebrating and worshipping the Lord with you either in person or online. May the Lord continue to bless you and keep you and yours safe!