In-person Worship Update (4/22/20)
Below is an update from Bishop Malone regarding the status of in-person worship:
“In-person worship is still suspended pending direction from public health officials. Inviting the church back to the building will be contextual, phased, and very different from what it was before. You can begin thinking about the factors that influence your context: How many of your congregants fall into the high-risk category? How could you designate where people could safely sit, and thus how many can attend at once? What will you need to change about high-touch rituals like the offering, passing of the peace, etc.? We will continue to be guided by the principles of doing the most loving thing and preserving life. Because our church contexts are different both from businesses and from each other, we will have to think carefully, creatively, and ethically rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach.”
We love you all and want to make sure that we are as safe as possible when we get back in the building.
Peace and Hope,