In John 13:34-35, Jesus presents his disciples with a new commandment: “[a]s I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” As we endure a global pandemic together, following this protocol is how we love one another in addition to being flexible, gracious, adapting to the needs of the moment with little notice, and being comfortable with ongoing change. By working together in an open-hearted way and by centering the needs of those most vulnerable among us, we can keep each other healthy and safe and do so in a grace-filled spirit of love. Specifically:
- Discuss the vaccine with a medical professional and follow their advice.
- Pay attention to your body. If you are feeling unwell, please stay home.
- Pay attention to your needs. If you do not feel safe being physically present, that is okay. We are still here for you.
- Wear a mask. Everyone must cover their entire nose and mouth with a mask at all times while inside the building.
- Keep your distance. There is designated seating in the sanctuary to assist with maintaining a safe distance.
- Do not sing. There is no singing in worship, though music and hymns are still enjoyed.
- Keep us informed. If you have been in worship and have since tested positive for COVID-19, please inform Pastor Chet and/or Shirley Milledge, SPRC Chair.
- We will keep you informed. When a positive case is confirmed, the congregation will be notified by phone tree and email. The building will be closed for a deep cleaning, all events will be canceled, and worship will be moved online for at least the following Sunday to monitor any potential spread in the congregation.
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