It goes without saying that it has been a long year of COVID and the crisis is still ongoing. Thank you so much for being willing to be creative and flexible throughout this time as we have attempted to follow the gospel’s leading to prefer one another and to serve those who are sick or highly at risk.
As vaccinations are now mostly available to everyone and generally, it takes 4-6 weeks from the first dose for the full benefits, we feel that it is safe to set a target date to lift restrictions.
We will continue to watch the data and pay attention to any new developments, but pending a reason to adjust the plan, we are aiming to lift our restrictions on Sunday, May 2nd.
If you are still waiting for your vaccination or your full vaccination period, you are welcome to continue wearing masks and enforce distancing for yourself, or join us online for a few more weeks as you see fit. Our children’s volunteers will also continue to wear masks and implement additional measures in conjunction with our local school system.
Thank you again for your faithfulness to Christ and to His ways. Let’s keep taking steps together as we fully love Jesus and fully love one another!
We are so excited to welcome everyone back into the sanctuary on Sundays and we are hopeful that God will allow us to continue. In the spirit of preferring others and the safety of all, we have put procedures into place so that we may continue opening our doors and stay healthy as a united community.
Here are a few things to expect upon arrival:
Masks (12 years of age and older) and social distancing will be required at all times while in the building. Sanctuary seating is pre-set according to our capacity and distanced for family units and those in your circles of community. An usher will be available to help seat you safely and comfortably.
Our Frontlines team will be taking temperatures upon entering the building. This measure is being taken so that everyone entering can feel secure that we are working diligently to ensure the care and safety for everyone.
We will continue to live stream our services for those who are at risk or wish to stay at home. Our Grove Kids classes will also resume with new safety and sanitization procedures. The nursery is currently unavailable, but the room will be open for nursing or soothing a child during service. A live stream feed will be available in the nursery.
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RECOMMENDED READING AND RESOURCES
Here are some of our staff recommendations of resources that we hope will contribute to keeping your mind, heart, and soul pursuing healthy things. Explore using and enjoying these as individuals, but also in your community.
MESSAGES, LESSONS, AND UPDATES