From the Minister’s Desk…

Great news! We have reopened the church for in-person worship.

                                                                             Hallelujah!!!

Indeed, we listened to the experts, studied the government guidelines, took all the necessary precautions, and have put in place what we think is the safest yet most practical way of returning to worship and to each other’s company.

Of course, nothing is without risk. We are, after all, in a fourth wave of the pandemic, and the numbers cannot be dismissed lightly. If you are at all uncomfortable with the notion of returning to in-person worship at this time, remember that you can still watch a recording of the service here through the website. A new one will be posted every Sunday afternoon, a few hours following the service.

But, here’s more great news! In case you haven’t noticed, we now livestream our services as well. Find the button, “Live Sunday Service 10:30 am – Click Here,” on the main page of the website and watch the service live with your in-person friends every Sunday morning. You have options! Whichever way you choose to worship, know that you can always remain connected to the church.

Now, to let you know that if you plan to attend any of our worship services in-person, you will need to show proof of having been fully vaccinated. For those who have a strong medical reason for not being vaccinated, you will need to show proof of a negative Covid test taken within the previous 72 hours. What’s more, to ensure everyone’s safety inside the church, we ask that you wear your mask throughout the service and remain properly distanced at all times.

I know that in many ways such a service sounds unappealing, but it is important that we remain as safe as possible at all times.

Remember that this is but the first step back toward some measure of normalcy. Our hope is that week by week things will improve and start to look more like what we are used to. We live in hope!

Rev. Frank Staples