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Sanctuary Reopening

posted Sep 24, 2020, 11:20 AM by Faith UCC   [ updated Oct 16, 2020, 11:31 AM by James Christensen ]
NOTE: As of Sunday, October 18, worship will again be on-line only due to increased incidence of COVID-19 cases in Ohio and Cuyahoga County.
Worship in the Sanctuary will resume again when conditions permit.
Dear Faith and Friends,

As we prepare to resume in-person worship on Oct. 4th for those who feel comfortable doing so, it is important for everyone to know and practice safety protocols to keep us all safe as we gather in our building. Attached please find the safety guidelines developed by our Worship Ministry that we will all need to abide by if we are to worship in person safely. Please read the attached document carefully and be prepared to follow its directives if you come to worship in person.

So far, from a safety perspective, our experimental services in the sanctuary during September have gone well, and we expect that this will continue to be the case when more of our members return to in-person worship. Our members have been cooperative, supportive, and helpful with suggestions for gathering safely, for which all of our leaders are grateful.

Since Oct. 4th is World Communion Sunday, we are suggesting three means by which you might take communion:

  • home communion, as we have done in our exclusively online services;
  • bringing your own communion elements from home to consume in your seat in the sanctuary;
  • coming forward to receive the communion elements safely prepared and provided in the sanctuary.

Like so much else these days, resuming in-person worship is a process that will require flexible and creative thinking, and we appreciate your patience if we need to modify practices in light of new information. Safety remains our top priority.

If you have any questions, please contact Donna Nedrow, Barb Holtz, or me.

Gene McAfee

Faith UCC,
Sep 24, 2020, 11:20 AM