From Pastor Donnie Gullion 4/23

Hello,

You may be aware that we have been talking about beginning Sunday School again on May 2 at 9:30. We are on track to do that, and everything looks to be in place as COVID numbers are still going in the right direction for that to happen.

Due to the size of some classrooms, all adults will be in the sanctuary for a joint class for the time being. This will obviously change when possible. Hopefully, this will help those who may be uncomfortable in smaller rooms and will encourage them to be more likely to attend Sunday School.

Youth will meet in their normal space. Children’s Sunday school rooms will be stocked with their own cleaning supplies, and Mary Ann has arranged for each child to have their own container of supplies to use (for crafts, etc). Students should wear masks, but teachers will be allowed to remove theirs while teaching if needed and will stay at an appropriate distance when doing so.

KidsWorship will also begin next week. We feel comfortable with these activities at this time, because children seem to be least affected by the virus and are far less likely to pass it to each other or an adult if infected. Nevertheless, common sense precautions will still be taken.

The church bus will run. For those who ride the bus, please sit together as family groups and do not sit with friends or those outside your household. Please contact the church office by Friday if you intend to ride the bus.

Please note, no food or coffee will be served.

When using the restrooms downstairs, please limit the number of people to about two people at any given time as much as is possible.

The precautions we have been using elsewhere in the building and in the sanctuary will still be in place.

We have monitored the situation closely and feel comfortable to begin new activities as we try to phase in more of what we normally do. We have taken what we believe to be wise precautions for everyone’s safety and look forward to meeting again in some of our group settings.

Thank you for your patience and faithfulness as we continue to navigate a very unique situation. Let us know if you have questions.

Donnie Gullion

​Soli Deo Gloria