We’re returning to the building!

            We’re returning to the building in stages this May and June.  For details, see our April newsletter.  As we transition back to more in-person events, we will love our neighbor by observing CDC and VDH guidance.  For as long as they ask us to, we will:

  • Wear masks over our mouth and nose at all times.
  • Maintain at least 6 feet of distance between ourselves and people who are not members of our household. (This means we will not sit next to members of our household during worship. It also means we will not have a handshake line, and we will intentionally visit with one another outside to insure there’s plenty of room for distancing.)
  • Refrain from singing communally in worship.  Any soloists will be at least 14ft away from the closest worshiper and will have been fully vaccinated. 
  • Refrain from passing offering plates or communion trays in worship.  Bulletins will be available for pick up rather than handed out.  Offering plates will be available so you can drop off your offering.  Communion will be serves by trained servers observing safety protocols. 
  • Wash and sanitize our hands frequently at the sinks and sanitizing stations throughout the church.
  • Refrain from sharing food and drink together.  This one is particularly painful in a faith tradition where table fellowship is a spiritual practice, but loving our neighbor right now means not eating together until it is safe.  This applies to all church gatherings. 
  • Disinfect surfaces (doors, counter and table tops, pews, bathrooms, etc) thoroughly and often.