RETURN TO IN-PERSON SERVICE
At its regular meeting on Sunday, May 16, 2021, the Advisory Council decided that effective this Sunday, May 30, 2021, the Church will return to in-person attendance at regular Sunday services. The Council’s decision was based on the current widespread availability of COVID vaccinations and the recent CDC announcement that fully vaccinated individuals may now safely congregate inside and outside without masks and social distancing protocols.
Church attendees will be asked to sign in and use hand sanitizer upon entering the building but will no longer be required to pre-register online. Mask wearing for those fully vaccinated is optional for any indoor and/or outdoor service or other church activity. Persons who have not been fully vaccinated or believe themselves to be at greater risk for other reasons should continue wearing masks and exercise due care and caution for their own safety.
Services will continue to be recorded and made available for viewing online for anyone who is unable to attend or who still may not be comfortable attending in person.
Until announced otherwise, the current placement and use of offering plates/ baskets will continue for persons who want to leave an offering envelope, and personal greetings and exchanges of a sign of peace during service will be done through a small wave, head nod or other gesture not involving physical contact.
The Advisory Council has also decided that that if weather permits and the needed support team is available, services on the following Sundays will be held outside, in front of the Church:
May 30th, June 13th, June 20th, July 11th, July 18th, August 8th and August 15th.
Announcements moving service back into the Meeting House on any of the foregoing Sundays – due to inclement weather or for other reasons – will be made by Facebook positing and special Messenger announcement as soon as reasonably possible after pertinent information becomes available.
The courtesy and cooperation of all persons during the transition back to regular in-person services and other activities is strongly encouraged and will be greatly appreciated.