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COVID-19 Preparedness Plan


On Wednesday, June 3, Council adopted the Pandemic Preparedness Plan (click here to read this post and full plan) and decided to begin in-person services on Sunday, June 14 @ 9AM.

Here are some brief notes you need to know:


  • Capacity: 62 persons (25% capacity) is limited inside the sanctuary. Overflow will go in the fellowship hall or narthex as available.

  • Masks: We strongly encourage the use of face masks.

  • Singing: There will be no congregational singing. Instead, we will have a cantor to sing hymns. Words will still be projected on the screen. Hymnals will be removed.

  • Bulletins: There will be no weekly bulletins; however, if you would like a bulletin that you can personally reuse each week, we will print you one. Please let me or the church office know ahead of time.

  • Bibles: Since there will be no bulletins, we encourage you to bring your Bibles (any translation) so you can follow along with Scripture.

  • Ushers: Ushering will be provided by an Usher Team (not by the monthly service groups) to help manage the flow of attendees in and out of the service. We have an Usher Team started but we need at least 2 more people willing to serve in this important ministry – please contact me.

  • Service Groups: The only thing service groups need to take care of for the time being is altar guild and DVD deliveries.

  • Online services: A recording of the service will be uploaded following the service. We are still working on how to livestream.

  • Communion: We will wait a couple of weeks before re-starting Communion as we get used to this new way of doing things.

  • Lastly, PATIENCE: This is going to be weird. We’ve never done it like this before, so we thank you for your patience as we implement this plan. Also, if you see me, or the ushers, etc., not doing what the plan says, let us know – this is all new so we need to help each other.

Sincerely,

Pr. Keith Lankford

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