“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.” (Philippians 2:3)
The elders met on Thursday, May 21st to review the “Let’s Safely Re-Open Door County” guidelines and to formulate plans for the future. Since gatherings of 10 or under are still considered moderate risk, we have elected to not reinstate our church services at this time, but we are going to allow certain small groups to use the church with the following provisions:
-- If you are exhibiting any symptoms detailed on the CDC website relating to Covid-19, please stay home.
-- Please wear masks when in the entryway, hallways, kitchen, and library.
-- There will be liquid sanitizers at the entrances for use on the way in and the way out.
-- Lysol will be available in the bathrooms if you have to use the facilities.
-- Individuals will maintain social distancing.
-- The doors will be locked and people will be let in individually.
-- Groups will be assigned areas (as detailed below) to facilitate cleaning.
-- Groups will keep attendance and submit it to the church office after each event.
Individuals will be allowed access to the library, and the food pantry will continue to be available via contactless service (per the Food Pantry Coalition recommendations). The following groups will begin meeting in June:
-- The Men’s Bible Study group will start on June 2, will meet in the foyer, and will use the main entrance.
-- Beat Keepers will start on June 3, will meet in the gym, and will use the gym entrance.
-- The Women’s Bible Study group will meet in the gathering room and use the gym entrance. They are tentatively planning to start on June 17.
-- Scrapbooking will hold an event on June 5 and 6 in the gathering room and use the gym entrance.
In an effort to be as proactive as possible, the elders and trustees have instructed Wulf Brothers to install Ultraviolet Air Purifiers in all the furnaces. If you are curious about them, please visit premieroneproducts.com. The project will be done by the time you read this letter.
The elders also realize that fellowship is an important part of the Christian life, and would like to encourage “Drive-In” services starting May 31. Weather permitting, we encourage you to come to the church parking lot, park in every other space (assuming your windows are open – if not, then every space is fair game), and listen to the service on WDOR at 11:05 am. This should allow us the opportunity to interact with each other safely! The pastor’s message will continue to be available on Facebook, YouTube, and the church website as well. If you want to host a watch party in your home, please be safe.
We miss everyone, and hope to be able to get back to normal soon. We are closely monitoring the situation, and will let you know as soon as anything changes. May God bless us all.
Studying together in the Gathering Room at 9:15 am