A note from the Rev. Michael A. Bullock
Dear Folks:In last week’s NOW, I wrote about our plan to re-open on April 25 for in-person worship. As things presently stand, we continue to prepare for this much-awaited occasion. In order for us to be able to do this and to be safe, there are a few adjustments to our reunion. We will continue to wear masks, keep social distance, and sanitize very consciously. We are training our ushers to be in a position to monitor our coming together. We haven’t had the need for ushers in 13 months; and now as we anticipate reopening, their responsibilities entail much more than showing hospitality. I know that we all will take our cues from their assisting guidance; and all will be well.
Another important adjustment, one that has no precedent for us, has to do with the limited seating that the Covid protocols require. Specifically, those who plan on attending worship in-person must reserve their seats. This will allow us to maintain the appropriate personal spacing among the congregation and to keep accurate tracing records (should they be needed). The seating reservation form will be available in each week’s NOW. The link provided will reserve a seat (or seats) for two Sundays hence. For instance, the link in today’s edition is for reservations for 4/25 (which is the Sunday after this Sunday). Please help us work through this very unusual procedure so we can gather together after a very long year.
With all this talk about reopening, let me remind you that we will continue to live-stream our worship in the same manner we have during this pandemic experience. Nothing in this regard will change. Read More