“An Update on Our Plans for Reopening”Categories: Information
With the announcement this past week by Governor Kemp opening the possibility of resuming face-to-face gatherings in churches, the Elders wanted to let you know what we're thinking and doing along those lines. We met virtually last week and here is what we've concluded.
First, we want to move forward with an abundance of caution. Our membership is heavily weighted toward an at-risk age group. That means that many of our members and attenders should continue to shelter in place per the Governor's announcement. That means that we don't want to be in a rush to resume face-to-face meetings despite how much we miss meeting together.
Second, we are not presently equipped to do the kind of cleaning and disinfecting that the CDC recommendations include and that were part of the Governor's requirements for resuming our meetings.
Third, when we are able to resume meeting together we are working on a phased plan for this. When the Elders have had a chance to review and finalize this plan we will share it with you. This may take some time as we have to think about what we are able to do in terms of cleaning and sanitizing as well as things we will phase in over time, like the meet and greet part of our gatherings.
Fourth, we are working on plans to continue recording video of Pastor Spencer's messages as we have been doing since late March. We've been working on improving the quality of those recordings and hope they have been a blessing to all of you while we are apart physically. Please let us know if you have any suggestions for improvements we can incorporate for these.
Finally, a couple of our equipping classes have started meeting virtually each week. While we won't post the links to those groups publicly here to avoid any disruptive participation, here are the contacts for the leaders of those classes in case you would like to join in. Contact these folks to get access information.
If other groups are meeting virtually that we haven't heard about, please let Ken Stockdell know so we can get the word out about those as well.
Know that your Elders are praying for you and that your Deacons are working to keep in touch about any needs you may have, especially while we are apart.
On behalf of the Elders,