Moving forward together

Session is pleased to announce we have adopted the outlines of a plan for us to resume Sunday morning worship in the Sanctuary. 

As our congregation begins moving to resume public activities, please know that Session will do so through a careful process of discussion and discernment, with an abundance of caution and concern for those who are most vulnerable, in the spirit of constant prayer, and with full trust in the grace of Jesus Christ, the love of God, the communion of the Holy Spirit, and the consideration of the best scientific knowledge at our disposal.

As with all aspects of the current public health challenges, Session asks you to be good stewards of your health as well as that of your household and family.  Stay safe.  If in doubt, stay home! We realize that many of our members will not return to in-person worship for multiple months. 

We will keep our video presentations of worship available throughout the entire process and long

into the future.

While we work towards a tentative target date, we will continue to take small but practical steps to improve our use of space, physical distancing and new protocols for entry, exit and seating.

Our first steps involve asking Session and Deacons to ‘stand-in’ for the congregation during the recording of our services so that we may refine and improve processes for in-person worship upcoming.  Other groups and/or individuals from the congregation may be asked to expand our participation while we continue to record in advance.  (If you would like to be part of an upcoming Thursday evening recording session, please contact the church office.)  This process will continue for several weeks.

We may make mistakes along the way. Surely there will be interim adjustments and revisions. There will likely be awkward moments as we adjust to new protocols and practices.  This transition will include times of frustration, disappointment, and grief for many. We will have countless opportunities to exercise the spiritual gifts of patience, kindness, gentleness, and self-control.  And we ask for your patience as we take small steps towards reopening the Sanctuary for in-person Sunday worship.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

The Session