Indoor worship: Sundays at 10:00am
The Big Four:
1. Face Coverings/Masks are required for everyone.
2. There will be no congregational singing at this time.
3. Maintain six foot social distancing (Families may sit together)
4. Medically Vulnerable Individuals consider staying home.
According to the CDC (click here for the CDC website) this could include anyone over 65 and anyone of any age with the following conditions: chronic kidney disease, COPD, immunocompromised state, obesity, serious heart disease, sickle cell disease and Type 2 diabetes.
A few more details:
1. Video Worship Services will continue to be offered.
2. To provide room for social distancing every other pew will be taped off.
3. Holy Communion will be celebrated but you will not be allowed to kneel at the communion rail.
4. An offering plate will be located near the door and will not be passed.
5. At the conclusion of worship, we will dismiss back to front and encourage conversations to take place outside.
6. At this time, we will not be offering in-person Christian education or Kid’s Church on Sunday mornings.
7. If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive for COVID-19, please continue to worship from your home.
As we move to indoor, in-person worship please note this decision makes sense for where things are at this time. In a number of scenarios, we might be forced to once again suspend indoor worship. These could include a positive COVID-19 test for someone in worship, a change in the restrictions imposed by Governor Whitmer and other factors beyond our control.
As with all our responses to this situation, this is our plan for now drawing on the best information we can find at this time. As our experiences grow and our understanding of the disease evolves we will likely make changes.
Thanks be to God for your patience in these difficult days. Please know every effort is being made to reduce risks. It is impossible to completely eliminate risk. Carefully consider your risk factors and your own comfort level as you decide how to engage.
Also know this is what we are doing now and the way we are doing things now. If nothing else is clear, change is a constant in the pandemic. This is not all bad. We will continue reevaluating our plans to reduce risk and provide meaningful worship experiences.