Since we began to gather in person again on Sunday, May 17th, we have enhanced our typical cleaning processes, closed off every other pew to allow for distancing, shortened the services, and required the use of masks. We believe that we have been gathering in a responsible manner, consistent with current and prior Arizona executive orders related to public health.
God willing, our current plan is to continue to responsibly gather on Sunday mornings for worship in addition to our live-stream.
Isolation and a lack of fellowship can leave us spiritually vulnerable. As the body of Christ (Eph. 5:30), we want to be concerned not only for the physical but the spiritual health of one another. The church has an opportunity now to provide a non-anxious witness and beacon of the unshakable hope found in the gospel of Jesus Christ (Matt. 5:14).
In order to continue to meet safely, we ask that you help us with the following:
- If you have symptoms of sickness, have been recently exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, or are part of a vulnerable population, please do not attend in person at this time. Please continue to take advantage of our live-stream and follow-up Zoom meeting.
- Please bring a mask. We do have masks available at the welcome desk if you need one. No one is particularly excited about wearing them, but health authorities have repeatedly emphasized that wearing face coverings is one of the most important and effective tools for reducing the spread of COVID-19. For many, the small measure of discomfort is a reasonable trade-off to be able to gather together for worship. (This only applies to kids aged 6 and up.)
We know that this has been a remarkably difficult series of weeks and months, but we are tremendously grateful to God for his steadfast love and faithfulness. If you are able to join us in person, we hope to see you Sunday. If you are joining us online, please know that we love you and have been praying that the day we can all gather together would come quickly.