Grace and peace be with you. Last week, the CDC released new guidance in regards to masks for those who are fully vaccinated. We have considered the implications for our congregation and have made a plan that we feel best represents our current situation and community needs. Like all families, we are multi-generational and our children and youth will not be fully vaccinated for a while longer. We wanted to take the time to develop a plan that showed concern for our whole congregation.
Click the image to open a PDF document with the details for you to look over. Here are a few of the highlights for you to know:
Beginning Sunday, May 23rd, 2021:
- We will no longer require registration for worship
- Masks are optional for those fully vaccinated and strongly encouraged for those unvaccinated.
- Physical distancing will still be required and maintained
- Volunteers working directly with children and youth must be vaccinated or wear a mask.
- If you feel sick or ill: stay home
This pandemic is not over. Our children, youth, and those unable to medically receive a vaccine deserve our care and attention as we meet together to worship in the midst of Covid-19. If you have chosen to not be vaccinated, please wear a mask to protect those who are unable to make that decision. I would still encourage you to consider receiving a vaccine as soon as possible. We all want to get back to normal as soon as possible and this is one easy step we can all take to get there.
I ask you to continue to pray for the doctors, nurses, and frontline workers around the world. We pray too for God's mercy to be with those who are grieving the loss of loved ones.
If you have any questions or concerns feel free to reach out to me to discuss it further.