As a church, we have been able to stay open with hybrid worship and to keep our programs running because we have been careful and continued with masks and sanitizing. We are:
- Singing with masks indoors
- Hosting meals and gatherings with careful protocols
- Offering multiple options and ways to engage our programming
- Maintaining a functional, in-person children’s and youth ministry program
- Protecting the vulnerable among us
So if “everyone” is dropping the mask, and the state and county has loosened restrictions, why are we different? Because, as Jesus said in Matthew 25, “whenever you care for the least of my brothers and sisters, you do this for me.” We take caring for those on the edges, the vulnerable, as a serious part of our ministry.
We hope this helps you understand why, when so many organizations are allowing masks to be optional, we will continue to ask our people to come to campus with a mask, wear that mask indoors and in close proximity to others, and get vaccinated and boosted.
Thank you for your participation in this ministry of safety and care!