Submitted by Jerry Racioppi on Mon, 06/29/2020 - 9:58am
As we begin the journey forward and discuss returning to in-person worship and gatherings, our Bishop, the Right Rev. Carlye J. Hughes, offers some important thoughts: "In-person worship will require all of us, clergy and laity alike, to prioritize the needs of others over our own. It is not simply our own safety we watch over, is it the safety of all those we interact with at home, church, work, and school." Click here for more info.
Some questions to consider:
- Have you been tested for COVID-19 or antibodies?
- How much exposure to other people have you had before worship? How much will you have after worship?
- Are you in a high-risk group due to age, underlying medical conditions, or ethnic group?
- While parishes will follow guidelines and do what they can to lower risks, gathering in groups, especially while sitting still, carries a risk of infection. Are you ready to take that risk? Is your family?
In addition, this document provides you with the many considersations our Worship and Program Committee and Vestry are working through.