Published: Aug. 5, 2021
Though we had to brave the rain and wear masks once again, it was truly a blessing to be together for Tent Sunday last week. Given the last year and a half, I never want to take for granted the gift that it is to look one another in the eye. To that end, we have been working to carefully plan for our safe return to worship this fall.
For those who might have missed it, during the service on Sunday we announced our plan to begin the fall (starting on September 12) with just one service at 11 am. It will be both in-person and live-streamed. To be clear, we view this as a temporary step toward a return to multiple services. However, with the uncertainty regarding the new COVID variant as well as continued apprehension by many about returning to in-person worship, we felt this would be a prudent first step. Our hope would be to reassess after a couple of months and put forward a more permanent worship schedule at that time.
Through September 5, we will continue to enjoy our summer worship schedule with outdoor services at 9 am (weather permitting) and the live-stream-only service at 11 am. We will provide more information in the weeks to come regarding Sunday School, childcare, and updated worship protocols. Thank you for your patience.
In response to the Delta variant, we are again asking all people to mask while on our campus, indoors and outdoors, regardless of vaccination status.
We are grateful for your grace and patience as we attempt to navigate our safe return.