From Our Pastor
A Letter From Our Pastor Concerning Reopening
Hello my Church Family…
Good Lord willing, our church doors will once again be open to whoever wishes to come Sunday morning (May 24th) at 11:00.
We will come back safely, cautiously, and responsibly in order to protect your safety, health and well-being!
Carpet, pews, and chairs have been cleaned, sanitized, and disinfected in both buildings by a professional cleaning company. And all the woodwork has been wiped down with disinfectant.
Disinfectant was nonabrasive and environmentally friendly. The product used kills 99.9% of all viruses, 99.9% of all bacteria and 99.9% of all fungi!
Bathrooms have been cleaned and disinfected and will be cleaned periodically throughout the service.
If you plan to attend, we ask that you enter and exit through the main building only!!!
If you have a mask and you wish to wear it, or if you want to wear a mask and gloves, please do so! However if you don’t have a mask and you do wish to have one to wear during the service, simply ask for one as you enter the building. Masks and gloves will be provided as needed for church use only!
Hand sanitizer will also be provided for you to use as you enter and exit the building.
Upon entering the building, there will be someone to direct you to a seat… seating will be a little different in order to practice social distancing as much as possible. Families, of course, will still be able to sit together as a family! Unfortunately, more than likely, you will not be able to sit where you normally sit, but please let’s be understanding and thankful that we’re able to worship together again.
Song books will not be used! All congregational songs will be placed on the screens!
Offering plates will not be passed! Everyone who wishes to give will be given the opportunity to place their tithes and offerings in the Chest of Joash!
We ask that you please practice social distancing as much as possible! We’re hand shakers and huggers, but try to avoid shaking hands and hugging, that is, unless you and the other individual are okay with it.
- If you’ve been around someone who has been diagnosed with Covid-19, please stay home!
- If you’re running a fever, please stay home!
- If you’re sick, please stay home!
- If you have an underlying health issue, please take that into consideration and do what’s best for your health!
- If you’re elderly and concerned about your health, by all means, please stay home!
Though the church doors will be open, Lord willing this Sunday, please use your own judgment and come back when you feel like it’s best for the health and well-being of you and your family!
Please keep in mind we are a church and our building is a place open to the public to come and worship the Lord in a warm and welcoming environment.
If people choose to wear a mask or mask and gloves, by all means please do so! If people choose not to wear a mask or mask and gloves, that is their right, but let’s don’t go around criticizing those who do or who do not.
If someone gets closer than 6 feet to you, please try to be reasonable.
By the way: We are not policing people nor are we going to split the church and run people off.
This is new for all of us and things more than likely will not go smoothly at first. We will probably have to make some changes as we go forward, but we’re Christians and together with God’s help, we will get through this.
Let’s focus on the blessing of being together again in God’s house rather than focusing on any inconveniences. This is not a one-size-fits-all!
I ask for your patience and your prayers as we try to do everything humanly possible to protect the safety, health and well-being of you all.
– Pastor Randy