Dear Church Family,
We are excited that it is almost time for us to begin to gather as a church family again. For the last few weeks we have been watching the spread of the virus in our city and we have tentatively planned to begin meeting on June 7th.
As much as we love gathering, we want to make sure that we have done everything necessary to make this safe and enjoyable for our church family. Our gatherings will look different, so you need to know what this will look like. There will be no Sunday School or Children’s Ministry for now. That means we will have kids in the sanctuary with us. We will have coloring sheets for the children, and we are expecting them to be kids. We would rather have the sound of children in our meeting time than not have them join us!
We will be spreading out throughout the sanctuary. In order to do this, we are asking that we only seat one family per pew. The balcony will be open, and half of the pews will be closed so that it is easier to maintain social distancing. Open pews will be marked with a sign on each side. We will also continue streaming our services so that people can still watch at home. If you are part of the vulnerable population or if you are caring for someone that is vulnerable, we want to encourage you to stay home. You will not be required to wear a mask, but we do want to encourage people to wear them if they want to. Our welcome team will be wearing masks as they great you at the doors. Additionally, we will be sanitizing the sanctuary, pews, foyer, doors, bathrooms and other traffic areas after each use.
I do want to emphasize that if you are still nervous to join us or if you are part of the vulnerable population please stay at home. Do not be driven by guilt. For those who are not vulnerable, please join us. Don’t stay at home because you want to sleep in. Now is the time to start relearning what it is to gather with the church again.
For His Name Sake,
Pastor Fayez Ayoub