Covid Update 8/22
Dear Fellow Travelers,
I am writing to update you on our response to the ever changing COVID pandemic. Given the current upsurge in COVID and the new, highly contagious delta variant, we are taking the following actions in an effort to provide safe worship and fellowship experiences for our people.
We will be following CDC guidance regarding masks. They say that, even if one is fully vaccinated, “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.” https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html . Unfortunately, we are in an area of substantial transmission.
Since we are asking people to wear masks at worship and other meetings, there is no longer a need for two services. We will be returning to one service at 10:30 a.m. beginning August 22.
Because singing spreads COVID more than speaking, we will return to the abbreviated service we used earlier in the pandemic. It has fewer songs and a shorter liturgy. In addition, there will be fewer vocalists in the worship group.
Grace 101 (scheduled for August 29) and Adult Forum (scheduled to begin September 12) have been put on hold. We will advise you when they are rescheduled.
We regret any inconvenience these changes might cause. However, our policy has been and still remains, safety first.
Hopefully, this resurgence will be over soon and we can enjoy a more normal way of life. Until then,