Dear Church Member,
I hope this letter finds you well! I know these days are difficult and perplexing, but I know you are trusting in the Lord through it all. May we all continue to find comfort, strength, and courage as we navigate these uncertain waters.
I’m writing to let you know that there is an end in sight! As per Governor Stitt’s guidelines, we will begin having limited attendance in the worship center beginning on May the 3rd. We will continue to lead our services with our ‘at home’ congregation in mind which includes our Livestream service online and our DVDs that are delivered during the week. However, under the following conditions, some people may want to sit in the auditorium on that Sunday. Here are the Governor’s directives that will be our guidelines for the next several weeks beginning Sunday, May the 3rd.
1. People who are age 65 and older or those who are otherwise considered to be vulnerable or at risk will need to stay home. Per the Governor, that segment of our population will still be under his “Safer At Home” guidelines.
2. No childcare will be provided.
3. Social Distancing practices will be strictly adhered to. Every other pew will be roped off. Family units will be expected to stay 6' apart from other family units. Volunteers that interact with the congregation will be expected to wear masks.
4. Folks will be able to give their offering as they leave after the service.
5. There will be no Sunday School or other small groups at the church at this time.
6. The outer doors that lead to the Worship Center Foyer will be unlocked at 10:45 am on May the 3rd.
Yes, I know that seems restrictive. Please remember this is simply complying with the Governor’s Phase I plan for re-opening our state. For now, while there will be a limited number of people in the sanctuary, our commitment is to continue to strive for a service that is geared for our congregation that will be staying home. The month of May will be another interesting and difficult day for our congregation, but one that will be as significant as April has been in the life of our church family.
Great days, folks. Now and in the future. Thank you so much for being a part of the journey. Please, if there is anything you need, or anything I can do for you, let me know.
It’s a joy to be your pastor! Bro. Dave