INFORMATIONAL FOR CONGREGATION
During the meetings of the Council this past year, the Council has discussed and tried to determine the best practices for having safe worship services. As a result of mass vaccinations, and State and Local mask and gathering protocols, the Council believes that we can start to have a less restrictive worship environment. In order to do so, we need the cooperation and open-mindedness of all of our parishioners. Although each parishioner believes in practicing safe and healthy worship restrictions, there is a wide variety of thoughts on what exactly is safe and healthy. Beginning on June 6, we will be allowing for a more open worship service. We ask that you be aware of those around you and that you still refrain from physical contact. If you feel more comfortable wearing a mask, please do. We believe that we are progressing through the Pandemic, but still are not completely free from its affects. Accordingly, the Council would like to remind parishioners of these common sense conditions for you to attend in-person. For the health and safety of all parishioners, anyone entering the sanctuary should be free from the following symptoms:
a) A temperature of 100.5° F or higher;
b) A new cough;
c) Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing;
d) A sore throat;
e) New muscle aches or headache;
f) Gastrointestinal symptoms (diarrhea, vomiting, etc.);
g) Chills or repeated shaking with chills; or
h) A new loss of taste or smell.
If you have any of these symptoms, please watch the live stream of the service in the safety of your home.
As always, the Council welcomes your feedback as we move forward together as a congregation during these challenging times. The more information we have the easier it is to make a reasoned and informed decision.