We are so thankful that we have been able to have in-person gatherings and believe that each day brings us closer to the end of this pandemic.
While we still don’t know what we don’t know, this is our current plan.
We are going to continue to meet both on campus and online. Our in-person gatherings will take place with socially distance seating in the auditorium and atrium, outside on the plaza, and curbside from your vehicle. We do believe we can provide a safe in-person experience however we 100% respect and honor the fact that you might feel safer at home.
As of Sunday, March 14, we will open up all rows in the Lower Level sections of the auditorium. The Upper Level sections of the auditorium will remain the same with every other row covered. This change will allow us to open more seats while continuing to create environments that are comfortable for everyone. As attendance has increased we have seen our auditorium and atrium at capacity. With our current restrictions in place, some have chosen to sit outside while others have left the campus due to a lack of inside seating. Knowing that people have made an effort to attend but are unable to find a place for their family to sit breaks our heart and is contrary to our mission. As restrictions are being loosened across our area, our desire is to open up more auditorium seating while still exercising caution and acknowledging varied levels of comfort.
If you feel that you have any symptoms that might be COVID-19 related, we respectfully ask you to stay at home until you are sure. This will help us to err on the side of caution.
If you attend one of our in-person gatherings, we ask that you help us by following these guidelines…
- Please wear a mask anytime you are inside a building.
- Please do not stand in the atrium for extended conversations.
- Please be considerate of other’s personal space and level of comfort
While we hope to return to being able to hug each other and shake hands, this is not something that we want to do at this moment. We want to do our part to serve our community and keep as many safe as we can. We will continue to follow the Philippians 2:4 principle in our approach to dealing with COVID-19 and look out for the interests of others first.
“Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:4