The shepherds have decided to begin in-person worship and Sunday morning Bible study at our building for those who are comfortable doing so.
As we did previously, there are numerous precautions in place to assist us in staying safe during our meeting, including sitting at a distance in the auditorium, individual Lord’s Supper servings, and an offering box in the lobby. Our building has been sanitized from top to bottom and is ready for us to resume gathering.
In making this decision, we have taken into consideration what the local schools and other churches are doing and we have consulted a study produced by MIT, entitled COVID-19 Indoor Safety Guide, and it affirms that for people wearing masks and keeping their distance, a room the size of our auditorium can hold 100 people for up to 2 hours without spreading an infection. For these reasons, we believe that conditions are safe enough for us to meet.
We will still broadcast the live stream of our Sunday school at 9:30 and our worship at 10:30 for those who choose to remain at home. Each individual and family should make their own decision about whether to return at this time after making an assessment of their own unique circumstances, health condition, and needs.
We look forward to seeing how God will bless us as we work to rebuild our congregation in the days ahead.
Jim, Lonnie, Demetrius