Keeping an Eye on COVID: Together, Safely

This week, we will make some adjustments to our Sunday morning gatherings in an effort to remain “Together, Safely,” in the midst of the ongoing rise in COVID infections in our community. We continue to seek ways to maintain our in-person ministry for the spiritual good of our community while mitigating risk and doing our part to protect our community.
8:30 AM Service Moves to the Sanctuary. This Sunday, our 8:30 AM worship service will take place in the sanctuary where there will be plenty of room for physical distance.
Sanctuary Physical Distancing. This Sunday, seating in the sanctuary will be arranged for physical distancing. Ropes will be up on every other pew and open seating will be the same. Additional seating for our 10:30 AM service will be available in Ford Hall with a live stream and physically distanced seating.
Youth Sunday School Location. Youth Sunday School will be held in the gym to provide ample space for physical distancing. For information and the most up-to-date information, please contact Phillip George, Youth Minister.
Additional Seating for 10:30 AM Service in Ford Hall. We will have comfortable seating, a live-feed of our sanctuary service, and hosts that offer a warm environment. So, at the 10:30 hour, you have the option to attend in person in the sanctuary or Ford Hall, or online. This is an effort to give you opportunities to be “Together, Safely,” according to your needs and preferences.
Our Youth and Kids Ministry will be in touch about specific information about how we are providing safe ministry for our students.
As usual, we highly encourage wearing masks when gathering at church. Our pastors and staff will be wearing theirs. Additionally, please monitor your health. If you are sick, experiencing symptoms, or have been exposed, please stay home and enjoy our online service at 10:30 AM.
We will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments accordingly. As things improve, we will make adjustments to relax these interventions.
Please continue to pray for those who are sick, our health care workers, educators, and community leaders. Pray for our pastors, our staff, and our church leaders. Pray also for our hospitals, schools, and church. 
Yours in Christ,
Pastor Jim