COVID updates and guidelines

COVID updates and guidelines

Worship Schedule:

  • 8:30-9:30: Adult and Youth Sunday School.
  • 9:30-10:00: Fellowship time
  • 10:00: Worship Service begins (live stream begins here at 10:00am)
    • Children are dismissed for Children’s Church (K-2nd grade) at beginning of the sermon.

Ministries:

  • AWANA: Wednesdays from 6-7pm

COVID Guidelines

A note from the elders and the ATF:

In collaboration with the elders, the ATF team has recommended that we move our COVID guidelines to “optional” beginning May 2nd. This includes Sunday School classes going back to their original classrooms on May 2nd as well.

From the ATF:
We encourage all who desire to wear a mask to continue to do so as you see fit. If someone is wearing a mask, we ask that everyone respectfully give them some extra space and limit physical contact. In addition, the chairs on the south end of the sanctuary will remain spaced further apart for anyone wishing to continue social distancing. We encourage everyone to please continue to exercise caution and wisdom with hand washing and staying home if feeling unwell.

We did not take this decision lightly, we arrived here after much prayer and discussion. We understand the virus is still around, it’s still dangerous, but ultimately our reasons are: the infection numbers are down reasonably from when this started, the hospitals are handling the cases, the vaccines are available, and lastly understanding that the “perfect” time may never arrive.

We understand that some will believe this is too soon and some that it hasn’t happened soon enough. We ask for grace for ourselves – we are limited in our knowledge and as much as we try to set aside our own preferences, we are flawed human beings who are influenced by our desires and experiences more than we care to admit. God has been gracious and merciful to us through all of this, and we trust in Him alone as we move forward.

From the elders:
From a spiritual perspective, the elders would like to remind everyone to keep our eyes on our heavenly Father who calls us to love as he has loved us. This will unite us and strengthen us to humbly serve each other. Like many areas not specified in Scripture, we are called to practice discernment and grace in matters like this. It is important not to pass judgement or condemnation on others for having preferences that are different than ours. Rather, let us act in grace and respect with the love of Christ toward others in our church, whether they are members or visitors.  

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please feel free to contact a member of the ATF team or one of the elders and we would be happy to assist.

“Now, may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.” 2 Thess 2:16-17 ESV

If you have any questions regarding our worship service, what we believe, or anything else – please contact us! We would love the opportunity to meet with you.

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