Good morning Church!!!
I wanted to update everyone after last night’s February Church Servant Council meeting.
Very excited to let you know that Council has affirmed the Church Pandemic Safety Team’s recommendation to begin in-person worship at both the Downtown (9am) and the Connection (11am) Campuses with the safety guidelines we followed when we came together in the fall beginning on Sunday, March 14. This date will allow for the adjustments to be made that are needed in preparation for gathering inside once again. Safety guidelines include single-entry (North entrance by Lake City Bank Downtown and Gym entrance Connection), required facemasks, physical distancing between family groups, use of hand sanitizer on entry, no sharing of food in groups or coffee fellowship Downtown and snack table at Connection, and worshipping virtually when having symptoms. We will continue to provide virtual worship through Oldies 101 and the excellent outlets we have developed during the past year through our website (warsawfumc.org), Facebook and YouTube (Warsaw FUMC).
Our Family Ministry Team will meet Thursday to discuss the feasibility and logistics of restarting in-person ministry to children on Sunday mornings and will be communicating how and when this might happen. A lot will depend on having enough volunteers to help. If you would be interested in helping with nursery or children’s ministry, please let me know.
It was also approved to open up the facilities for all groups to be able to meet following safety guidelines effective Monday, March 1. Please keep in mind that if you have a group planning to meet, please contact Ann in the church office to let her know when you plan to start up so that she can be sure your group is on the calendar. All groups will be asked to follow the safety guidelines mentioned above as well.
Our Pandemic Safety Team will continue to monitor the situation in our community and make any needed adjustments. Thank you all for your patience, prayers and flexibility as we’ve tried to navigate through these unusual times.