Two-pronged approach being tried out.
We will have the church open Sunday for those who want to gather as usual to
worship together and support our community in-person; Gloria Toot will lead
a multi-generational informal Sunday program, “Thirsting”, based on John
4:5-42, and in our tradition to thirst means desiring to know the truth.
This will be held in the fellowship hall where we can spread out and observe
some good-health practices (#social distancing). As an experiment, Pete Toot is preparing a worship guide using a traditional service format which also draws on some lessons from the Gospel of John.
It explores how we can understand how God relates to us in ways that we can recognize even when they are not obvious.
This guide will be made available to all church members as a handout and
General hygiene guidelines for church service via Council of Ministers:
A few suggestions: sit 5-6 feet apart from each other, put your name on a hymnal and use the same one each week, greet others with an elbow bump or a bow and a ‘Namaste’, use only individually wrapped items for coffee hour snacks, and of course if you sneeze or cough, use your elbow and dispose of any used tissues immediately, and go wash your hands!