On June 6, 2021, we resumed worship, with full liturgy, at 10:00 a.m. As of July 11, masks are now optional, particularly for those who have achieved full vaccination status.
There must, of course, be rules for worshiping safely. The church will do its part, providing sanitized services, setting seating at appropriate distances, and ushering people to those seats as appropriate.
For your part, the first rule is: Stay home if you have recently tested positive for coronavirus, have been exposed to anyone with COVID-19, or are experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19. We will have a supply of disposable masks, if you need one. You must do your best to maintain social distancing (three feet) from others, whether indoors or outdoors.
Seats are currently spaced, using alternating rows more than three feet apart. In general you should remain at your seat until dismissed at the end of the gathering. At the conclusion of the service, you may depart by any door, but please maintain your distance from others, and refrain from conversation indoors if that causes any congestion. The restrooms will be open; please make use of the sanitizing wipes.
Note that the Session or the task force may decide, based on state guidance, that we need to return to a higher level of hygiene and social distancing. However, our expectation is that these restrictions will be further reduced as the summer of 2021 progresses.
We hope you understand the need for heightened safety. If you choose not to attend indoors, we understand. These are not easy decisions for any of us, but the task force and Session feel that we need to be prepared (and trained) for what will come throughout 2021.