Re-Gathering Updates

Update May 17, 2022      Covid Protocols  

 

Dear Church Family,

Grace and peace to you!  It was a great joy to see so many people back in the Sanctuary last Sunday and to be able to gather for a time of refreshments and fellowship after worship.  As the Regathering Committee, we continue to respond to the changing dynamics of the pandemic relying on our faith, advice from medical and denominational bodies, the metrics of the pandemic here in Berkshire County and our desire to gather safely, care for one another, and be church.

As the infection rate once again rises in Berkshire County, we have updated the protocols.  Although masking is not required, we strongly suggest wearing masks when inside the church.  We continue to investigate ways to make our facilities safer and the air quality better.  For indoor worship, there is a section of the sanctuary (including the entire balcony) set aside for anyone who prefers to remain masked and distanced.  The windows will remain open.  Two services a month will be held outdoors, on the front lawn (starting Sunday, May 22).

Another important way to care for each other is to stay home and take advantage of our Livestream if you don’t feel well or if you have been in a situation where you may have been exposed.

For more information about Covid protocols and testing, visit the Berkshire Health Systems’ webpage.

We know that Covid-19 will likely be part of the human reality for the foreseeable future and that the severity of the pandemic will continue to ebb and flow.  Since our priority remains to foster the greatest possible connection in the safest manner possible, the committee will continue to monitor any changes and respond as conditions demand.  We ask for your continued support, prayers, and input.  We look forward to being with you on Sunday mornings and in the life of the church.

Humbly,

The Regathering Committee

Hal Brink, Ronnie Cunningham, Cathy Clark, Pastor Brent, Michael Deegan, Elizabeth Evans, Will Garrison, and Anne Hutchinson

Pastor’s Office Hours

Pastor Brent is in the office Monday – Thursday.

Meetings

All scheduled meetings and gatherings of the church and outside users are evolving to a combination of in-person and Zoom. If you need to schedule a meeting, please contact Will in the church office.

Office Hours

Will will be in the office  from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, to make sure that someone is in the building to answer calls and e-mails and receive any deliveries.

Weekly Virtual Bible Study

On Wednesdays at 1:00PM, you are invited to join Pastor Rick Floyd for a look at the scripture text for this week in advance of worship.  To join via Zoom, click here

Wednesday Morning Prayer

Morning prayer will continue virtually, via Zoom on Wednesdays at 8AM.  You are invited to gather starting at 7:45AM with a cup of coffee or tea in hand. To join via Zoom, click here

Giving

Financial support remains essential both to pay for regular expenses (staff, utilities, insurance, etc.) and to support the new ways we are ministering (e.g., online services, food assistance support, etc.). You may mail checks to the church office or give online.