As we continue to utilize best practices for safer in-person worship and activities while caring for the health of our congregation and community during the pandemic, please use your best judgment in whether attending worship is a smart and safe choice for you, your family, and your neighbor. If you are unable to attend or you do not feel comfortable attending in-person worship, please remember that weekly worship is available online through our church Facebook and YouTube pages, and our church website.
Please DO NOT ATTEND in-person worship or activity if:
- You or someone in your household are waiting on the results of a test for COVID-19.
- You have had any known contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days and you are not fully vaccinated.
- You or someone in your household currently has or in the last 14 days has experienced flu-like or cold symptoms, including but not limited to cough, fever, chills, body aches, or shortness of breath.
- You or someone in your household has an active fever or has had a fever in the last 72 hours.
- You are not feeling well in any way.
- When in doubt, choose the safe option and STAY HOM
In-person Worship Safety Guidelines
- When making your decision to mask during worship, please consult the Center for Disease Control’s guidance.
- Currently the CDC recommends that you wear a mask:
- To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
- You are not fully vaccinated and aged 2 or older.
- You have a condition or are taking medications that weaken your immune system.
- If you are unsure about your need to wear a mask, please consult your doctor.
- Please continue to respect each person’s personal decision to wear masks and social distance.
When asked what the greatest commandment was, Jesus gave one answer that we live out in two ways – love God and love neighbor. As disciples, we recognize that the decisions we make during the pandemic are one expression of our love for our neighbors, which reflects our love for God. We trust one another to embody the love of Christ in following these guidelines. These guidelines are subject to change at any time.
Adopted by the Administrative Council on July 26, 2021, updated July 28, 2021.