Elder’s Update Regarding Safe Assembly Practices & Guidelines
November 17, 2020
“…for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”
2 Timothy 1:5, ESV
It has been several months since our last update regarding safe assembly practices and guidelines which we have implemented as a result of Covid-19. Overall, our congregation has responded remarkably well to the difficult challenges as a result of the ongoing pandemic. In every way you have responded just as we have asked – we are truly grateful.
We are all tired of this pandemic. Events like this, though rare, put strains on every aspect of society. The church is not immune. In fact, because of our practice of frequently coming together for worship, ministry and service, this pandemic has been particularly hard on churches. We remain grateful for those who have worked hard behind the scenes to aide our congregation during this trying period. We are especially grateful to our deacons who have shouldered much of the task of implementing the changes necessary to help our congregation continue to function at this time.
Unfortunately, the pandemic continues to persist. We have emphasized the fluid nature of the situation and how we as a congregation must adapt to the different stages of this pandemic. On Thursday, November 12th we learned the State of Virginia would be reimplementing some of the earlier measures designed to combat the spread of Covid-19. As a result, your elders have met and discussed how we too might adjust as a result of the recent wave of this pandemic. Outlined below are additional measures which will take affect beginning Sunday, November 22nd: