The Covid-19 Advisory Team’s mission statement:
Our Most Recent Update by Dr. Jeff Roberts
Dear Church Family,
Our Covid-19 advisory team continues to meet and discuss recommendations for our congregation’s response as we seek to love our congregation, minimize risk and ask each member of our church to act responsibly. In recent weeks, we have made several changes to our gathering together. We are requesting that everyone wear a mask when inside the church building. We are asking everyone to consider those around them in worship and social distance if possible. We have begun our 8:45 a.m. Worship Service which allows more opportunity for social distancing in both services. We will return to collecting our offerings in the collection boxes in the Narthex. We are asking our children to remain in their seats during our Children’s Time in the service.
In addition, Sunday School classes are making decisions regarding in-person and virtual gathering. Although most classes remain both in-person and online, some adult classes have chosen to return to online only in the short term.
As we begin our Fall 2021 schedule for Wednesday nights we are making a change during September. We will have our Fall Kickoff night on September 8. On that night we will have food and fellowship for all ages. This will all be outside in the parking lot. On September 15 we will be pausing the beginning of our Children and Preschool Wednesday night activities until October. During September we will have an Outdoor Family Missions Night on September 22 and will continue to plan the full restart of music and missions. On September 15 our Students will resume their D-Team meetings and be outside most evenings. Our Adult Bible Study will also resume on that evening and a zoom option is available. Our Sanctuary Choir will continue to rehearse on Wednesday evenings. As we move through September we will be assessing our options for programs and activities for October, especially in regards to our children and preschoolers.
We have learned within the past 18 months that our plans don’t always go as planned. We have learned to be flexible and creative as we seek to stay connected and make disciples of Jesus Christ. I urge you to be involved when you can and as you can with your church family. Whether you are coming in person or connecting on-line, find ways to be involved. I pray you will continue to encourage each other with love and faithfulness.
Dr. Jeff Roberts