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Return to In-Person Worship2021-05-28T23:01:01+00:00

What to expect

In-person worship resumes May 30th! Livestream worship will continue the same as it has always been. For now, masks will be required during Sunday worship for anyone over the age of 2 years. As state guidelines and the guidelines from our COVID team continue to evolve, we will continue to update the below FAQs with the latest information. Please be patient with us and your fellow congregation members as the situation continues to evolve.

How will Communion be handled?2021-05-28T18:08:34+00:00

Communion will be BYOE (bring your own elements!), AKA, “brown bag” communion! Please bring a small amount of beverage and bread/cracker—however much you need for just your household. As we have been doing for the past year, the pastor will bless all of the elements together, and we will partake together.

Who will be singing/how will hymns be handled?2021-05-26T21:28:30+00:00

There will be no congregational singing at this time, but musical performers will be playing/singing from the stage in very small numbers.

Will everyone be masked?2021-05-28T21:06:25+00:00

Yes, everyone over the age of 2 will be masked for in-person worship. Individuals attending smaller gatherings (currently 15 people or fewer), and who are fully vaccinated, have the option to remove their mask.

How will people be seated?2021-05-28T21:07:15+00:00

You are invited to find a seat where there’s room. Ushers may offer suggestions to try and spread out evenly. We may not have room to have 6 feet of distance between households, so please try to respect people’s personal bubbles.

Will Sunday school be provided?2021-05-28T18:10:25+00:00

Starting at age three (Pre-K) through 5th Grade, Sunday school meets during the service from about 10:15-11:00 AM weekly during the school year. The children start with their families at the service, including during Children’s Time, and are then dismissed to Sunday school. During the summer, group Sunday school is offered for Pre-K through 5th grade. Children in Sunday school will be required to wear a mask and will be physically distanced. * Note that there will be no Sunday school on May 30th or July 4th due to the holidays. 

Will nursery care be available?2021-05-26T21:46:12+00:00

Yes, the nursery will be open for children up to age 5 during Sunday morning worship. Nursery care is available from 9:30 am – 11 am Sunday mornings. Children over the age of 2 will need to wear a mask.

Will there be coffee hour?2021-05-28T21:08:23+00:00

Our Community Life ministry will be encouraging people to fellowship with one another outside where it’s safer, and will be trying different ways to encourage this. Thanks in advance for your flexibility and patience!

How will offerings be collected?2021-05-26T21:33:17+00:00

There will be an offering plate on a table as you leave, and you can still give online or through your bank, as we have been doing throughout the pandemic.

See Online Worship

A gentle reminder

As we make our way back into our sanctuary, we’re bringing with us all of the feelings that’ve built up over the past year. I encourage you to sit with those feelings, and also realize that the people next to you may or may not be feeling similarly. So let’s be gentle with each other. If someone tries to greet you in a way that surprises you, please don’t be offended, but please do be assertive in communicating how you prefer to be greeted. Please also respect people’s privacy. Personality differences and various situations mean that different people are in very different places as we return to in-person activities.  – Rev. Mark Winters