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Return to In-Person Worship2021-07-29T02:23:38+00:00

What to expect

In-person worship has resumed! 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?2021-10-23T20:43:29+00:00

You’re encouraged to “BYOE” (bring your own elements!), so whatever beverage and bread/cracker you have on hand will do—however much you need for your household. If you forget, we will have prepackaged communion on hand.

Who will be singing/how will hymns be handled?2021-10-23T20:44:00+00:00

The choir has come back, is fully vaccinated, and will be singing masked. Congregation members are beginning to sing along to some hymns, keeping our masks on.

Will everyone be masked?2021-10-23T20:44:43+00:00

Yes. We ask everyone over the age of 2 to please keep a mask on at all times while indoors, unless you have a qualifying disability. Fully vaccinated individuals who are speaking at the pulpit during worship have the option to remove their mask.

How will people be seated?2021-10-23T20:45:10+00:00

You’re encouraged to maintain physical distancing to the extent possible while in the building. Some may have higher tolerance than others, so just try to be aware and sensitive to others.

Will Sunday school be provided?2021-10-23T20:46:52+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 and are then dismissed to Sunday school.  Children in Sunday school will be required to wear a mask and will be physically distanced.

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?2021-10-23T20:45:55+00:00

We’re just beginning to have indoor coffee hour, with coffee and simple treats in the community room. You are encouraged to keep your mask on as much as possible, removing it for a sip here or a nibble there, but endeavoring to keep it on as best you can.

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

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