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A Note Regarding Phase 2 of our Re-Gather Plan

Brothers and Sisters,

Staring Sunday morning, September 20, we will be returning to ONE SERVICE at 10:30 instead of the two services we’ve been having. The service will continue to be livestreamed on both Zoom and Facebook Live. At this time, there will still be no Bible Classes on Sunday morning or Wednesday.
While our Shepherds believe we can safely return to one service, they are asking our cooperation in several areas to make this work as smoothly and safely as possible. They are encouraging us to:
1. Sit down front. With the combined service, not everyone will be able to sit toward the back and safely socially distance from one another.
2. Families and extended families are encouraged to share a pew.
3. Wear a mask. Again, not so much for your protection, but for the potential protection of those around you.
4. Respect social distancing protocols by trying to remain 6 feet apart as much as possible. Obviously, this doesn’t apply to families and extended families.
5. Be aware that with more people being in the auditorium, we will likely be dismissing by rows instead of all leaving at the same time.
Thanks for your cooperation in these matters. Just to be together in the same room at the same time will be worth it!
Lord willing, we hope to see all of you Sunday morning – either in person or virtually at 10:30!