After much discussion, the Church Council voted to relaunch in-person, indoor, and outdoor worship services beginning March 21. Credible medical sources, coupled with increased vaccination rates in our area, suggest it is now safe enough for us to return for worship and small–group gatherings under Stage 1 protocols. Congregants will hear more about those protocols in the coming weeks, but suffice it to say that masks and remaining physically distanced from non-family members will be required. We will continue to livestream worship services in the future so those who are unvaccinated and remain at higher risk of infection may continue worshiping virtually.
Since Stage 1 protocols limit the number of people allowed in worship spaces, the church will use a “Save-A-Seat” program. Click here to access the Save-A-Seat link. To limit groups entering and exiting at the same time as well as to provide an outdoor option for those who do not feel comfortable worshiping inside, services will be held at the following times:
8:45 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Traditional in the Sanctuary
10:00 a.m.–10:45 a.m. Contemporary in the Multipurpose Room
11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. Traditional in the Sanctuary
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. “Worship On The Lawn” Our Stage 1 protocol also allows for small groups to begin meeting in person March 21, with safety precautions in place. At this time, no small groups will be allowed to meet in-person on Sunday mornings. More information on small–group arrangements will be published in next week’s newsletter.