Outdoor Worship: Sunday, July 5 & 12, 10:00 am
We are so excited to get back together for some socially distanced, safe outdoor worship services this summer!
We are blessed to have such beautiful church grounds and intend to make use of them so we can enjoy each other’s presence while keeping safe and healthy.
These outdoor services will be an experience that will be in addition to our normal online worship video service. We’ll also be showing the outdoor service live on Zoom. There are lots of ways to be involved on a Sunday morning, wherever you are!
What can you expect at the outdoor service?
- A less-formal experience than usual church — we’ll have a meditation and prayers, but coming together in community and discussion will be the main focus
- Masks! We are asking all who attend to wear a mask. There’ll also be some extras on hand in case you forget yours at home (it happens!)
- Social distancing — we will have (environmentally-friendly) drawn lines demarcating 6’ distances to sit.
- Communion — we will be serving communion on July 5 using tongs and observing all necessary safety precautions.
- Humming — unfortunately, singing together is inadvisable for now. But, Brian du Fresne will lead us in song (from a safe distance) and we can move and hum along together.
- Children’s Time and activities
- Bring your own chair service — to keep things simple and clean, we are requesting that you bring your own chair or blanket to sit on.
- No coffee, food, or treats.
- Building occupancy restrictions — bathrooms in the Narthex will be available, but only one person (or child/parent) may enter at a time.
- Weather! It’s certain to be sunny so make sure you bring a shade device to stay cool. In the event of bad weather, we’ll send a notice of a potential cancellation by Sunday morning at 9:30 am.
A “Re-Launch” Committee has been meeting and is hard at work developing a plan for keeping safe as we start to get back together, and of course, safety is the utmost priority.
There is no restriction on who can attend outdoor worship, but state and denomination guidelines suggest that folks in high risk groups or aged 65 and older should exercise caution in deciding whether to attend large gatherings. And, if you’re not feeling well lately, please stay home.
If you can’t be there in person, you won’t miss out! We will still have online services, still have fellowship online, and you can join outdoor worship remotely from the comfort of your home.
We can’t wait to see you!