I’m happy to announce we will be able to worship together in person this Sunday! However, we have some limitations we need to observe. As followers of Christ, we are called to love our neighbors well. Loving others means we put their needs before our own desires. So while many of us desire to worship together in person, love dictates we submit that desire to the needs of others and our own governing authorities. These guidelines also reflect our Christian desire to honor the federal, state, and local governments.
With all that being said, we will be able to have a limited gathering this Sunday, May 10th, with the following guidelines in place:
- We can only have 25% of the building’s occupancy present. This means we can have approx. 50 people in the sanctuary. We are equipped to host approx. 25 more in the hospitality room. We will have the screens on so people there can still participate in the service.
- KidPoint will be closed. We are not able to have any Children’s services at this time.
- Anyone who is sick needs to stay home.
- I encourage everyone who is in the “vulnerable” population as identified by the CDC (65+ years or has an underlying medical condition) to stay home.
- The coffee bar will not be open.
We will continue broadcasting the service via live stream. If you are not able to come to service, or if you don’t feel comfortable coming just yet, tune into the live stream and worship with us there. It really is okay if you feel the need to stay home. My family will still be worshipping from home.
As we stated at the beginning of this pandemic, we choose to not respond with fear. We will respond with Faith and Wisdom. We want to do all we can to navigate this process with wisdom.
Thank you all for your support during this time. It has been amazing to see you reach out and care for others; to see the church be the church. Well done. If you have any needs during this process, please don’t hesitate to contact the church office. (573-256-1229; firstname.lastname@example.org)
God bless you!