Members of the Advent Coronavirus Team of Safety (ACTS) have been carefully monitoring the results of in-person worship since we started back up May 2. At a recent meeting, the following subjects were discussed: written and telephone surveys; masks; social/physical distancing (6 feet); two worship services or one; Communion; and a musician.
The following decisions were made (And approved by Church Council as well):
We will continue with two services for July and August at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sign-Up will still be requested.
Masks and physical distancing will be required at the 9 a.m. service.
Masks will be OPTIONAL for those vaccinated at the 10:30 a.m. service, but we will continue physical distancing. Please recognize that many will feel more comfortable wearing masks, which is completely fine. We need to recognize that there are reasons why people will continue to wear masks – even if vaccinated – and it will take time for all of us to adjust to a world without masks. We ask that we not make this about our positions on vaccines or masks or any of the ways that could threaten to divide us.
Virtual Services will continue, and when possible, one of the live services recorded on a particular weekend will be added.
We are looking to see about returning the fabric chairs soon also.
We have a hopeful goal of returning to one service at 10:30 a.m. on September 12, 2021 along with Sunday School and Adult Bible Class.
Beginning on July 11, communion will be provided at the end of the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship services. Communion will be administered as we did during the Advent and Lenten seasons. Tables with the host and wine will be set up in front of the altar. After communing, the blessing will be given and the communicants and family will be dismissed.
We have begun the search for a church musician. In the interim, recorded music will continue to be provided. If you are aware of someone interested in serving as a church musician, please contact Pastor Scott Pastor’s Direct Email or Peggy Earnhardt Peggy’s Direct Email.
Here is the link for July Sign-Ups:
Sign-Up Genius Link for Services in July!
God’s Continued Blessings!