August 5, 2021
Dear Covenant Family and Friends,
I am so grateful for your support of our church during this last year. I am particularly excited about how, in spite of obstacles, we have continued to execute our mission to “make disciples of Jesus Christ, who love God, love one another, and serve in the world.” I am encouraged by the wonderful work of our church staff and the growing momentum in our programming.
As the Chair of the Board of Trustees I want to share with you the results of our discussion on Tuesday night as we respond, once again, to the unfolding changes to public health in our community.
While our major operations will continue uninterrupted, we will nevertheless be making several important adjustments to mitigate the spread of the Covid-19 Delta Variant. Our goal is to support our community as we all work to slow the impact of the Delta Variant on our local hospitals.
The most important change is that we recommend and strongly encourage you to wear a mask while indoors at Covenant, even if you are vaccinated. This follows the current guidance from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html
In addition, we will be offering a worship space that exceeds CDC guidelines. The Fellowship Hall will offer a live broadcast of the service at 10AM. The Fellowship Hall will have socially distanced seating, masks will be required, and there will be no singing in this space.
The following outlines all changes to our policies. These guidelines will be evaluated by the trustees monthly at our stated meetings and we look forward to keeping you informed of future changes.
Worship and Programming Guidelines Effective 8/3/2021
We will offer three ways to worship. Each opportunity offers a different way to connect to your church family at a different level of risk.
Hospitality Hour will continue under the following guidelines:
Members of Staff have the following guidelines:
Children’s Sunday School: 8:45-9:45 in the Middle Wing (age 3 – 5th grade)
Young Children in Worship: 10:00-10:10 (ages 3 – 3rd Grade); 10:00-11:00 (4th & 5th Grade)
Children’s Church: 10:10-11:00 (age 3 – 3rd grade)
Thank you so much for your attention and cooperation in making Covenant a safe home – spiritually and physically – for our congregation. By wearing a mask and getting vaccinated you support the efforts of our healthcare workers and the discipleship of our children. We have invited many neighbors to join us in worship this week. Let’s work together to make our church a safe and welcoming home for them as we follow Christ together.
Sheila Cloud, Chair
Covenant Presbyterian Board of Trustees
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