As Pastor Don said last week, hopefully we WILL get back to ‘normal’, but we are not there yet. We want to do what we can to limit the spread of COVID-19, so let’s work together!
Please be mindful of the CDC guidelines that require if you have a cough, fever, or shortness of breath, please do not come. You can pick up the podcast later!
Here’s what you need to know:
You can also watch Pastor Don’s video explaining some of these details.
MASKS will be required when you enter and move around the building. You can take them off when you are seated for the service. This is what patrons in restaurants and other similar settings are being asked to do, so we will seek to follow what the governor has asked in this area.
*bandanas, scarves, and other cloth face coverings are acceptable.
*we have some disposable face masks you can have if you don’t have one of your own.
*those who have health conditions that could be worsened by wearing a mask will not be required to wear one.
Please STAY IN YOUR SEAT during the entire service. You will be dismissed as families to go outside when we’re done. Pastor Don has likened this to a wedding where you are seated and remain seated until you are individually dismissed. (Our bathrooms will be open all morning if needed.)
Please NO CONVERSATIONS or visiting with friends inside. Ugh. This is the hardest since we gather so we can BE TOGETHER. We hope you may be able to visit under the tent outside if there’s no thunder or lightning after the service.
CHILDCARE will still be provided for those who signed up. You will still drop off your kids in the lobby and they will be escorted back to the their classroom and returned to a central location when the service is over. Young children do not need to wear masks in the building.
LIVESTREAM/RECORDING OF THE SERVICE – We hope to livestream the 9am service to the closed Livestream Facebook group. Email the office if you are on Facebook and want to be added to this group. We may even be able to put out a good quality video recording of the service later today. (But to be honest, we are stretched pretty thin as we try to be flexible in setting up every Sunday so… no promises, but we will try!)
Did you know some of our ReCAST Family still can’t come join us in person? Here’s a great blog about that.
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We have different opinions within our ReCAST family about how we should reopen and respond to COVID-19. Here’s a great blog about that!
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